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  • Icebergs take a bite out of Antarctic biodiversity

    Icebergs take a bite out of Antarctic biodiversity
    The icy waters off the Antarctic Peninsula conceal one of the most fascinating ecosystems on the planet: a crystalline seascape populated by foot-long sea spiders, centuries-old glass sponges and long, bony brittle stars. But that may not be the case...
  • Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish

    Obama proposes initiative on tracking fish
    — The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is...
  • Broward schools see better numbers in algebra

    Broward schools see better numbers in algebra
    Search our database here. Broward County school officials have found a new algebraic equation they like. This year, 68 percent of county students passed the state End-of-Course algebra exam, up from 66 percent last year and 60 percent two years ago....
  • County students do well

    Palm Beach County schools saw big gains on Florida's standardized exams for math, science and history this year — with students steadily outperforming their state counterparts. Results released by Florida's Department of Education on Monday show...
  • More Florida kids pass end-of-course exams

    More Florida kids pass end-of-course exams
    Florida students did better than ever this year on the state's algebra exam, with 65 percent passing the math test they need to earn a high school diploma, results released Monday showed. Students also posted best-ever scores on biology, geometry and U....
  • Holy mackerel -- fish are smart! And sensitive!

    Holy mackerel -- fish are smart! And sensitive!
    Holy mackerel — fish are smart! And sensitive! That’s the conclusion an Australian biologist draws after reviewing voluminous scientific literature. Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Sydney claims years of evidence show fish can...
  • Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought

    Grazing on federal land under threat because of drought
    There's not much anyone can tell Barry Sorensen about Idaho's Big Desert that he doesn't know. Sorensen, 72, and his brother have been running cattle in this sere landscape all their lives, and they've weathered every calamity man and nature have thrown...
  • Chesapeake Bay is world's top breeding ground for osprey

    Chesapeake Bay is world's top breeding ground for osprey
    Ospreys are a fixture on the Chesapeake Bay — and experts say nowhere in the world is there a bigger population of breeding pairs than right here in the tidal region. From an all-time low of about 1,400 pairs in the mid-1970s after the banned...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Research Will Link Students With Caterpillars, Moths And UConn Scientist

    A scientific research grant that includes funding for Greater Hartford schoolchildren to study the legendary White Witch moth has been awarded to University of Connecticut's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology by the Richard P. Garmany Fund...
  • For Minnesota's pristine wetlands, N.D. oil boom is new threat

    ITASCA TOWNSHIP, Minn. The boggy ground jiggled underfoot as Paul Stolen walked along La Salle Creek, a tiny wetland stream whose banks are staked with orange plastic posts that say, "Warning, Petroleum Pipeline." "There's water flowing beneath the...
  • City teacher provided students with answers to state exam

    City teacher provided students with answers to state exam
    All that was standing between AuQwan Griffin and a high school diploma was a state biology exam and a conflicted conscience. That crossroads led to the biggest teachable moment of his educational career. Griffin and 10 fellow students at the Career...