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  • Off Channel Islands, scientists explore coral — and our oceans' future

    Off Channel Islands, scientists explore coral — and our oceans' future
    Five hundred feet beneath the ocean's surface, a robotic submarine is bumping into a grove of bone-white coral in the waters off the Channel Islands. The robot — the size of two ovens placed back to back — has been sent to an underwater...
  • Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

    A group of researchers say polar bears forced off melting sea ice will not find enough food to replace their current diet of fat-laden marine mammals such as seals, a conclusion that contradicts studies indicating that bears may be benefiting from bird...
  • A compassion pill? That's a bit hard to swallow

    Oh, if only it were it so simple! Surely you've heard about the compassion pill -- or the hope and possibility of it. Turns out a drug we might one day take with our morning supplements could make us nicer. Kindness with my D3 vitamin. Sympathy in my...
  • From a medieval text, a weapon against a modern superbug emerges

    From a medieval text, a weapon against a modern superbug emerges
    At the University of Nottingham in Britain, researchers have rediscovered an ancient medicinal elixir that appears to fight a very modern scourge: a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection rampant in hospitals. The discovery melds medieval potion-...
  • Searching for 'The Last Unicorn' in the wildness of Laos

    "The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures" (Little, Brown and Co.), by William deBuys Spoiler alert: There are no unicorns in Laos. But don't blame nature writer William deBuys for trying to find one. The premise of "The Last...
  • Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

    Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
    For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday. During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets...
  • Researchers link Everglades' mammal drop to invasive pythons

    Researchers link Everglades' mammal drop to invasive pythons
    Researchers have linked invasive Burmese pythons to the severe drop in the population of small mammals in the Florida Everglades. A University of Florida research team outfitted 30 marsh rabbits with radio collars and set them free. When they later...
  • Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

    Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer
    Imagine that you are a molecular biologist who has spent the last 20 years in your lab, doggedly trying to figure out how chemicals in the environment cause human cells to become cancerous. One day a benefactor asks you what it would take to make real...
  • NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

    The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists announced Monday...
  • Researchers link Everglades' mammal drop to invasive pythons

    Researchers have linked invasive Burmese pythons to the severe drop in the population of small mammals in the Florida Everglades. A University of Florida research team outfitted 30 marsh rabbits with radio collars and set them free. When they later...
  • Will sturgeon ever come back to Lake Erie?

    On a June morning in 2009, fishing for yellow perch aboard the Edward John head boat off northwestern Pennsylvania's Presque Isle, Dick Brozell of McKean County set the hook on a throwback to a prehistoric era. After a ferocious, 20-minute fight, he...