| Aug 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Driving along Indiantown Road in western Palm Beach County last January, Nicole Verticchio saw an astonishing sight: A large black bear ambling east along the side of the road.
"I'm from Pennsylvania and I didn't even know we had bears in Florida," she...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:50 PM
HARTFORD — A new panel of experts is being created to advise state agencies on how to best identify, protect and improve critical bird habitat areas in Connecticut.
The state's decision to form the new advisory committee comes just a few weeks...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Keep protecting manatees
Despite growing, severe threats to manatees' long-term survival, they could be federally downlisted from their current endangered status because of pressure from special-interest groups.
In recent years, cold stress and...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:38 PM
The forecast for bigger dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay this summer finally bore out last month — at least for the upper bay.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported the eighth largest dead zone on record for early August, a 1.32-...
| Sep 5, 2014
Lock In by John Scalzi, Tor, 336 pages, $24.99
John Scalzi is best known for his "Old Man's War" series of military space operas and his Hugo-winning parody of science fiction clichés "Redshirts," so the gritty near-future police procedural "Lock In"...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Wake up and smell the genome.
Researchers have pieced together the genetic atlas of the parent of the most commonly cultivated species of coffee plant and uncovered a rather independent streak in its evolution.
FOR THE RECORD
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:04 AM
There weren't any keepers yet, but the fish were definitely biting for Willie Edwards one day last week as he trolled along the edge of the Susquehanna Flats. The 72-year-old fisherman from North East said he'd caught "a lot of little rock," or striped...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 2:45 AM
For the past 50 years, men have consistently had an easier time quitting smoking than women.
More men go cold turkey. More men stop on nicotine blockers such as gum and patches. More men succeed on medications.
Sherry McKee, an associate professor of...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:37 PM
With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:05 PM
International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research.
The computer system, Watson...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:16 PM
Families and roommates share plenty — food, bathrooms, dishes. A study published Thursday adds a less visible but ubiquitous item to the list: bacteria.
Households carry a common community of bacteria, populating surfaces such as doorknobs,...