| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Each week, "Florida Flashback" celebrates our area's past and its preservation. When we travel, we take that love of history along, of course. So here's a vacation postcard from a recent visit to the other west coast — to Monterey Bay in California,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Actor Michael Pitt loves two things, in particular, about "I Origins."
He has stuck around for screenings and stayed after for discussions and noticed there is a point in the movie where a good portion of the audience begins to cry. "And that's really...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 1:29 PM
A Japanese scientist who played an instrumental role in two discredited studies about a new type of stem cells hanged himself at his research institute in Kobe, according to media reports there.
Yoshiki Sasai, a deputy director of the RIKEN Center for...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 12:42 PM
The Florida panther nearly died out in the 1990s, but conservation efforts since then have more than quadrupled the number of the endangered cats -- and research shows that may be bad news for cattle ranchers.
For centuries, more than 1,000 panthers,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:55 PM
Kyle Cox has worn plenty of white medical coats the past few years. The one he put on Monday morning was the fashion statement of a lifetime.
"Lab coats, they're different," he said. "They're much less formal than this bad boy."
He gazed down at the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Ari'Yonna Vrathwaite thought she would be a music producer when she grew up, until she started attending a program at the National Aquarium this week. Now, the program that gets students involved in research about the Chesapeake Bay watershed has given...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel.
It's the third...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:03 PM
For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it's grown. But in some cases, understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Sure, nobody really thinks of worm sperm as being cute and cuddly -- assuming one thinks about them at all -- but who would have thought they were stone cold killers?
In a paper published Tuesday in PLOS Biology, a team of researchers who apparently...