| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:58 PM
A variation in a single gene may explain why some monarch butterfly populations developed a marathoner’s efficient physique, while some muscled up and settled down, according to a new study.
A genome analysis of 101 monarchs from around the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:12 PM
POQUOSON — Poquoson Elementary School kids are learning about the life cycle of monarch butterflies, how to identify their sex and the name of their bodily fluids all before releasing them into the wild at their "outdoor classroom."
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
State fish biologists were looking for Asian carp.
What they found, last week in the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood, was something much better: a spotted gar, an ancient fish that has never before been seen in Chicago waterways, according to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:25 AM
For more than 40 years, Erik Drewniak has been plagued by high fevers and chills and never knew why.
Whenever he got a 104 or 105-degree fever that would linger for a day or two, he and his family always figured that was just "how he got sick." He...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:53 PM
One idea gaining currency among psychologists and political scientists is that Democrats and Republicans are politically polarized because they are fundamentally different. As one science journalist concluded after reviewing the literature: "A large...
| 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...
| 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.
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