| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:19 PM
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. ...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 4:39 AM
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...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Long Island Sound has been Connecticut's connection to the world for centuries, a source of sustenance and solace that has helped define who we are as a state.
This natural paradise also has become a sewer for our industrialized and urbanized society, a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
| Jul 25, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Tonyisha Harris hadn't expected much emotion Friday when she and other Illinois high school students released classroom-raised alligator snapping turtles into the wild.
After all, the turtles didn't have much personality. The one she and fellow members...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:53 PM
It may look like a mouse, but it’s actually related to an elephant. Meet the adorable Etendeka round-eared sengi, a newly discovered species of "elephant shrew" that lives in an isolated part of Namibia.
Known formally as Macroscelides micus, this...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:05 AM
In her 16 years with OC Parks, Barbara Norton has seen her share of coyotes.
But the number is up this year, and the animals are reportedly more aggressive, which Norton said could be the result of California's record drought.
"There are a lack of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Naperville Unit District 203 may be changing up the order in which high school students take science classes.
Under the proposal, freshmen would start off with chemistry, sophomores would take biology and juniors would take physics.