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  • Charla Nash: State Negligent In Chimp Attack

    Charla Nash: State Negligent In Chimp Attack
    I have not seen my daughter Briana's face in five years. Five long years. For me, this has been the most difficult part. I see her in my memories with a long dark ponytail. She grew her hair long so she could then cut it and donate it to charity. She...
  • 'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers

    'Nanobionics' aims to give plants superpowers
    Plants are an engineering marvel of nature. Fueled by sunlight, they recycle our carbon dioxide waste into fresh oxygen for us to breathe. Plus, they make the world prettier. But, with a little help from us humans, can they be coaxed to do even more?...
  • Panther releases: Do they work?

    Panther releases: Do they work?
    In a remote part of southwestern Palm Beach County, as a platoon of reporters and photographers watched, a Florida panther was lowered to the ground in a crate. The panther, raised for 18 months in captivity after his mother's death, crept out, took a...
  • Bloomsburg couple fishes in Alaska for salmon that they sell here

    High school sweethearts and Bloomsburg natives Steve and Jenn Kurian were both 23 in the summer of 2002 when they decided to take a working summer vacation commercial fishing in Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay. "We made about $1,400," Steve Kurian...
  • Volunteers help Illinois fish for fish data

     Volunteers help Illinois fish for fish data
    — Jean Sliwa grabbed a slippery 3-inch rainbow trout from a trough of chilly water in front of her, cupped it in her palm and in seconds clipped two tiny fins from it, then tossed it into a 1,100-gallon tank to swim away seemingly undeterred. On...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Wildflower/Native Plant Talk

    With Spring fast approaching, nature will start to share its beauty through its wildflowers. Master Gardener and Ecologist Gail K. Reynolds will share her knowledge and love of wildflowers that will help people identify what they see locally and in our...
  • Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students

    Scientists produce synthetic yeast chromosome, with help from Hopkins students
    With the help of Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering students who spent years stringing bits of DNA together, scientists have built the world's first synthetic yeast chromosome, which eventually could help in the production of drugs, vaccines, biofuels...
  • Growers of thirsty pot are under fire in drought-struck California

    WASHINGTON In drought-hit California, marijuana growers are feeling the heat, accused of using too much water for their thirsty plants and of polluting streams and rivers with their pesticides and fertilizers. State officials say a pot plant sucks up...
  • New test rules prompt schools to cut, combine electives

    New test rules prompt schools to cut, combine electives
    David Ryder pointed at the dripping red spots on the wall. Using measurements and a formula, he knows it's possible to figure out key clues about the fake blood. "The angle helps you determine the height of the person," the 18-year-old explained....
  • Copenhagen Zoo kills again: First Marius the giraffe, now four lions

    The Danish zoo that drew so much criticism for killing a healthy young giraffe named Marius and inviting schoolchildren to watch as he was dismembered and fed to lions is at it again. This time, the zoo announced that it euthanized four healthy lions...
  • Digital Savant: 10 lessons to take away from SXSW Interactive 2014

    Sometimes it takes a little while to absorb the lessons of South by Southwest Interactive, the massive technology festival that concluded two weeks ago after five days of outsized parties, panels and weirdness. The festival drew 32,798 participants,...