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  • In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

    In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds
    If you’re a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, show that...
  • Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach

    Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach
    Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm. The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified,...
  • Making Health Care System More Efficient Subject Of Forum

    HARTFORD -- A forum on health care Monday had a "best of times, worst of times" feel. Some members of the panel convened by U.S. Rep. John Larson spoke of the tremendous explosion of knowledge and innovation that is dramatically remaking the health care...
  • 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...
  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    Federal health officials on Friday disclosed a new safety breach at a high-security U.S. laboratory involving dangerous avian flu, a lapse that came to light as they investigated the potential exposure of government researchers to live anthrax bacteria. ...
  • 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....
  • 'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood

    'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood
    On March 16, 1777, John Adams took a break from his work on the Articles of Confederation to pen a brief missive to his youngest son, 5-year old Thomas. "I believe I must make a physician of you," wrote the Massachusetts delegate to the Second Continental...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois anticipates return of black bears

    Illinois anticipates return of black bears
    Illinois is gearing up for a re-emergence of black bears, but wildlife experts say it's unlikely the animals will roam Chicago-area streets any time soon. The number of black bears nationwide is slowly increasing and a male cub recently appeared in...