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  • NSU gets big gift, widens scope of marine school

    NSU gets big gift, widens scope of marine school
    Renown for its work to preserve corals and protect sharks, Nova Southeastern University is expanding the scope of its marine school to include several science areas. To offer students a broader range of courses, it's merging biology, chemistry, geology,...
  • Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen

     Endangered butterfly species not yet taking hold in Elgin fen
    About 20 species of butterflies can often be found often in area yards, but the endangered species scientists tried to introduce in Elgin still is not showing up. The endangered swamp metalmark butterfly is vanishing nationwide because of its...
  • Feds release plan for recovering Northwest fish species

    Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for a fish species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s in one of the Pacific Northwest's major rivers. The plan released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
  • Drought hastens decline of the Joshua tree, California's desert symbol

    Drought hastens decline of the Joshua tree, California's desert symbol
    Under canopies of dead angular branches and drooping fronds, UC Riverside ecologist Cameron Barrows made his way across a forest of skeletal Joshua trees that have not reproduced in decades. As Barrows explained, it's a tough time to be a Joshua tree....
  • Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration

    Engineers look to insects for robotic inspiration
    At a UC Berkeley laboratory, engineers are building cockroach-like robots with a noble purpose — search and rescue. Smaller than the palm of a hand and weighing an ounce, the robots are fast, nimble, and equipped with microphones and thermostats...
  • Shore birds respond to climate change in Hampton Roads

    Shore birds respond to climate change in Hampton Roads
    As coastal communities in Hampton Roads struggle to adapt to a rapidly changing climate, at least one local species seems to be adjusting rather well — and just as rapidly. The yellow-crowned night heron has bumped up its breeding season by more...
  • The strange 'virgin births' of the smalltooth sawfish

    The strange 'virgin births' of the smalltooth sawfish
    Desperate times call for desperate measures, which may explain why some critically endangered smalltooth sawfish are reproducing asexually in the wild.  The smalltooth sawfish is a member of the ray family, and under normal circumstances it reproduces...
  • Science postdoc told to grin and bear prof's wandering eye

     Science postdoc told to grin and bear prof's wandering eye
    It's like they hired Princeton Mom over there at Science magazine. In a piece made famous for being both terrible advice and retracted, the magazine's Ask Alice columnist, virologist Alice Huang, counseled a postdoctoral student to grin and bear it when...
  • Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding

    Rare sparrows taken from nest for captive breeding
    A controversial plan to raise rare Florida grasshopper sparrows in captivity has begun with a pair of chicks taken from a nest on an Osceola County ranch. The species lives only in Central Florida and is among the most endangered in the nation, with...
  • American bees get taste of Obama's socialism

     American bees get taste of Obama's socialism
    It's well established that President Barack Obama has a radical agenda. If you type "Obama radical agenda" into Google, a bunch of stuff comes up, and a bunch of stuff is as good as a fact these days. But even knowing of the president's general...
  • Orland Park student pursues love of marine life in Hawaii

    Orland Park student pursues love of marine life in Hawaii
    Follow your dreams, wherever they may take you — even Hawaii! When then-7-year-old Ashley Horvath visited Florida, she took part in a Dolphin Adventure. As any 7-year-old will attest, it was the coolest thing ever. She told her parents, Geoff...