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  • Montana to hire 5 employees to oversee sage grouse program

    Montana plans to hire five full-time employees to protect sage grouse as a number of Western states try to keep the bird off the federal endangered species list. State officials fear that increased federal protections for the bird could inhibit...
  • Missouri lake sturgeon program aims to re-establish giant fish

    A monster of a fish lurks in Dardenne Creek near New Melle, Mo., more than 30 miles from the Mississippi River. It's what brought Travis Moore, a fisheries management biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, from his office in Hannibal,...
  • Paging 'CSI': Microbiome analysis may be the new fingerprint

    Paging 'CSI': Microbiome analysis may be the new fingerprint
    In forensic science, fingerprints and DNA are beginning to look old-school. To catch perpetrators (or exonerate the innocent), future sleuths may find themselves collecting and comparing entire colonies of microorganisms and the people and places they...
  • Community news for Colchester edition

    Democratic candidates sought COLCHESTER - The Colchester Democratic Town Committee is seeking candidates who are registered Democrats to fill positions on the Democratic ticket for the November 3 election. Interested candidates should contact Michelle...
  • Oregon snowpack at 11 percent, tough for farmers, fish

    Snowpack in the mountains of Oregon is low for the second year in a row, prompting predictions of reduced stream flows that could hurt farmers and fish. After a winter with more rain than snow at lower elevations, the May report from the Natural...
  • Lake County celebrates spring by counting birds

    Lake County celebrates spring by counting birds
    Even with predictions of rain and the prospect of ankle-high mud from a drenching storm the previous day, Gretchen Groh, a Beach Park Middle School teacher, her mom Fay Groh of Lake Bluff, Marj Lundy of Lincolnshire, and Adrianna Greisman of Mundelein got...
  • Hip-hop, not Beatles, had greatest influence on pop music, study says

    Hip-hop, not Beatles, had greatest influence on pop music, study says
    Baby boomers, take a deep breath. Hip-hop, and not the Beatles, triggered the most important evolution in American pop music over the last half-century, according to a new study by researchers in Britain. That’s based on a digital analysis of...
  • It's a happy Mother's Day for endangered right whales

    For marine biologists at the New England Aquarium, it's a super-sized Mother's Day. Scientists at the Boston-based center say 17 new North Atlantic right whale calves have recently been born, adding to one of the most endangered whale populations on...
  • 5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred

    5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred
    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of...
  • Pop music's most important revolution? That would be hip-hop, science reveals

    Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn’t spark the British Invasion of the 1960s,...
  • Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

    Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans
    The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other. What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent...