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  • 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,...
  • Artificial insemination produces 2 baby sharks debuting at aquarium

    Artificial insemination produces 2 baby sharks debuting at aquarium
    The two new zebra shark pups at the Aquarium of the Pacific won’t be on display until Tuesday, but the reason they hatched is already causing quite a stir at the facility. Long Beach’s aquarium is the first to successfully reproduce zebra...
  • Love Of Nature Became Expertise In Botany

    Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants. A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
  • Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news

    Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news
    Trudging through thigh-high grass Thursday morning near the Everglades, biologists Daryl Thomas and Delta Harris scanned the ground for Northern African pythons. They didn't see any of the giant snakes, which consume goats, wart hogs and antelopes in...
  • Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed

    Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed
    Wildlife officers trapped and killed the biggest Florida black bear on record Sunday in a Longwood neighborhood. The mammoth animal, which had been roaming Seminole County neighborhoods for more than a month, weighed 740 pounds, according to the...
  • Yale Study: Mass Die-Offs Of Fishes, Birds And Mammals Increasing

    Yale Study: Mass Die-Offs Of Fishes, Birds And Mammals Increasing
    Mass die-offs of hundreds — sometimes hundreds of thousands — of fish, birds and other animals appear to be increasing in both frequency and in the numbers of individuals involved, according to a new study. The report by researchers at...
  • 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...
  • Camera catches photos of rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite

    Camera catches photos of rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite
    Next time you go to Yosemite National Park, look for a new and rarely seen visitor: the Sierra Nevada red fox. Park officials announced Wednesday that cameras set up in the far northern part of the park twice confirmed a sighting of the fox that hasn'...
  • Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language?

    Chimps learn each other's grunts, but is it language?
    Chimpanzees can learn a new sound for a common object, suggesting that the ability to acquire the building blocks of language may be more ancient than humans, according to a new study. When a band of captive chimpanzees was transferred from the...