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  • Food safety specialists help safeguard our food supply

    By Erinn Hutkin For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...
  • Killer sperm: Sexual 'arms race' takes its toll on females

    Killer sperm: Sexual 'arms race' takes its toll on females
    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...
  • University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs

    University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs
    The University of Maryland schools of dentistry and medicine have won a five-year $10.7 million federal grant to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases. The schools had just finished a $12 million five-year grant...
  • Elkridge resident travels abroad for college STEM research project

    Elkridge resident travels abroad for college STEM research project
    Linda Ogwuazor, a Howard University student from Elkridge, packed her bags and boarded a flight to summer school this month. Her destination: Thailand, where she and other students from around the world are taking part in an international science mission....
  • Once-common marine birds disappearing from Pacific Northwest coast

    ANACORTES, Wash. The bird-counters stood in the windy bow chattering into headsets and scanning the Strait of Juan de Fuca with binoculars. "Scoters," Sherman Anderson said. "Three of them. At 11 o'clock. Look like surfs." "Marbled murrelets," he...
  • On the California gnatcatcher and development

    To the editor: As the senior authors of the paper on the California gnatcatcher denigrated by Occidental College biologist John McCormack, we wish to make clear that, contrary to his implications, no one other than the authors had any say in the analyses,...
  • Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist

    Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist
    For decades, epidemiologists have recognized that the highest rates of schizophrenia occur in children born in the winter and spring, about nine months after flu season. This pattern led researchers to examine the role that viral infections might play...
  • Conflicts of interest pervasive on California stem cell board

    There's no good time for a public agency to be embroiled in a conflict-of-interest scandal, but this is an especially delicate time for California's stem cell agency. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as the program is known formally,...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • Ashy storm-petrels breed at Santa Catalina Island

    Ashy storm-petrels breed at Santa Catalina Island
    Tyler Dvorak was lying in slippery guano and smiling as his flashlight shined on a telltale shape in a crevice near the top of Ship Rock, which rises sheer and stark from the sea about a mile off the coast of Santa Catalina Island. It was an ashy storm-...
  • There's A Bear In My Apartment! Now What?

    There's A Bear In My Apartment! Now What?
    Eric Hathaway of Canton said bears wander into his yard occasionally to chomp on the bird feeder or plunder a trash can, but he was surprised to see one recently in the parking lot of his Junk Shop on U.S. Route 44. "Route 44 is 100 feet away from where...