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  • A natural argument for the birth control pill

    A natural argument for the birth control pill
    When Pope Francis put in a word for “responsible parenthood” on his way back from the Philippines the other day, he added an off-the-cuff remark that grabbed headlines: Catholics, he said, do not need to breed “like rabbits.” The...
  • Chronic Wasting Disease becoming a larger issue for Missouri deer population

    The concern over Chronic Wasting Disease continues in Missouri. The disease, which is contagious among deer populations and is fatal, once was of only mild interest to Missouri hunters, who watched the disease cause losses in states such as Wisconsin and...
  • Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky

    Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky
    Sam Longfellow spotted a furious cluster of gray and white feathers shrieking high in a tree outside his home in Southern Maryland. "It's a bald eagle," he called to his wife, Jaime. "Wait — two bald eagles." The birds were hanging upside down,...
  • British lawmakers approve 'three-parent baby' technology

    LONDON British lawmakers voted to legalize so-called "three-parent baby" reproductive technology on Tuesday, making their country the first to approve a controversial procedure designed to prevent the transmission of serious disease from mother to child....
  • British lawmakers approve ‘three-parent baby’ technology

    LONDON — British lawmakers voted to legalize so-called "three-parent baby" reproductive technology on Tuesday, making their country the first to approve a controversial procedure designed to prevent the transmission of serious disease from mother to...
  • VIMS makes ocean-safe biodegradable 'plastic' from bacteria

    VIMS makes ocean-safe biodegradable 'plastic' from bacteria
    For one week last August, Hampton Roads followed the progress of a sickly young sei whale as she swam erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay before she finally died. A necropsy found the whale had ingested a sharp, rigid shard from a...
  • California's only known wolverine nearing end of his natural life

    California's only known wolverine nearing end of his natural life
    California’s only known wild wolverine is still alive and roaming somewhere in the Tahoe National Forest, but he is nearing the end of his natural life. The elusive, mysterious carnivore, first spotted in 2008, has managed to live free in the...
  • Big Cypress plans big fire to keep tree snails colorful

    Big Cypress plans big fire to keep tree snails colorful
    They are the Christmas tree ornaments of the Everglades, snails with shells colored in brilliant swirls of pink, blue, white and yellow. South Florida's unique species of tree snail -- wiped out of Broward and Palm Beach counties by urban development --...
  • 'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD

     'The Man Who Couldn't Stop' a rich, reasonable look at OCD
    Has the thought of swerving your car into oncoming traffic ever popped into your head? What about the thought of a stranger, nude? Or sliding a knife into someone's gut? As David Adam reports in "The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life...
  • Sign letter to help stop bear hunting

    Sign letter to help stop bear hunting
    In the 23 years I've lived in south Lake County, I've seen a black bear only once. It happened two years ago when my husband Ralph and I were walking down the driveway to get the mail. The bear, which was eating acorns under a large oak, ran into the...
  • Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways

    Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways
    HARTFORD – Bitter cold and heavy snowfall of the kind we've been experiencing lately is usually just an inconvenience for people. For Connecticut's wildlife, these violent winter storms can be life or death events. Deep snow can make finding...