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  • Meet the genes in the beans of your coffee

    Meet the genes in the beans of your coffee
    Wake up and smell the genome. Researchers have pieced together the genetic atlas of the parent of the most commonly cultivated species of coffee plant and uncovered a rather independent streak in its evolution. ----------- FOR THE RECORD An...
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Lock In,' others

    Science fiction roundup: 'Lock In,' others
    Lock In by John Scalzi, Tor, 336 pages, $24.99 John Scalzi is best known for his "Old Man's War" series of military space operas and his Hugo-winning parody of science fiction clichés "Redshirts," so the gritty near-future police procedural "Lock In"...
  • Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast

    Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast
    Last year, Virginia witnessed the worst mass dolphin die-off in its history as more than 300 bottlenose dolphins began stranding — about five times the annual average. Marine biologists were flummoxed. They suspected a deadly morbillivirus, and...
  • Marking 100 years since Martha, the last of the passenger pigeons, died

    Friday evening, people gathered to remember Martha. She was a star in her day. Scarlet eyes and peach-colored breast. Head held high. Toward the end of her life, people lined up to see her a glimpse for the ages. But a hundred years ago Monday,...
  • New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life

    New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life
    More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth. A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
  • Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria

    Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria
    Families and roommates share plenty — food, bathrooms, dishes. A study published Thursday adds a less visible but ubiquitous item to the list: bacteria. Households carry a common community of bacteria, populating surfaces such as doorknobs,...
  • Environmentalists ready to sue over Miami port's deep dredge

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Environmentalists said on Thursday they are prepared to sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after researchers found dredging to deepen the port of Miami is burying coral and could destroy the surrounding marine ecosystem for years to...
  • IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs

    IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs
    International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research. The computer system, Watson...
  • Conservationist turned T-shirt designer fishing new waters

    For her back-to-school clothes shopping, incoming high school sophomore Casey Warren had a simple request. "All she wanted to do was go to Bass Pro Shops and get Guy Harvey T-shirts," said her mother, Bonnie Armstrong-Warren. Guy Harvey marine artist,...
  • Environmental health specialists do battle against pollution, other hazards

    By Erinn Hutkin Program director of environmental health at Illinois State University, George Byrns calls the field a "discovery major." Many students don't even know it exists, then stumble upon it and end up switching to this intriguing field....
  • Extreme medicine: The search for new antibiotics

    NORWICH England (Reuters) - Pampering leafcutter ants with fragrant rose petals and fresh oranges may seem an unlikely way to rescue modern medicine, but scientists at a lab in eastern England think it's well worth trying.     As the world cries out...