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  • CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled

    CDC outlines 5 incidents in which deadly pathogens were mishandled
    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. ...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    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...
  • Long Island Sound's Ebb And Flow: Water Is Cleaner, But Warming Is New Threat

    Long Island Sound's Ebb And Flow: Water Is Cleaner, But Warming Is New Threat
    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...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    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....
  • Classroom-raised alligator snapping turtles released

     Classroom-raised alligator snapping turtles released
    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...
  • Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light

    Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light
    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...
  • New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse

    New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse
    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...
  • Coyotes reportedly getting bolder

    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...
  • In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

    In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds
    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...
  • On the California gnatcatcher and development

    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,...
  • Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum

    Naperville D203 studying changes to science curriculum
    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. "Creating the...