| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park 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, was standing...
| 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.
| 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 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...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The show about nothing is getting a big celebration this week on TBS.
The 25th anniversary of "Seinfeld" will be marked with 25 episodes airing Monday through Saturday on the cable channel. TBS bills these as the best 25 episodes, which fans may want to...
| Jun 15, 2014
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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:22 AM
If you're looking for something educational to do with the kids this summer, here's a great idea.
Linda Walters, a biology professor at UCF, is looking for volunteers to help with restoration projects. She'll need help restoring local shorelines with...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Every predator needs to catch its prey. We humans use our hands, sharks and wolves use their jaws, but a few animals like frogs use something much stranger: their tongue.
To understand just how frogs snatch their snacks, scientists made the first direct...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:55 PM
One hundred years ago in September, Martha the passenger pigeon died in a Cincinnati zoo.
She was the last of a North American species whose population once had numbered in the billions. Naturalist John James Audubon once described a mile-wide migratory...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
Michael Katz has the opportunity to pursue a boyhood dream, but that doesn't mean his decision was cut-and-dried.
William and Mary's slugging junior first baseman and the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year signed with the New York Mets...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment.
The broadest analysis...