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  • Robert Steinback wrong about when human life begins

    Robert Steinback's May 30 commentary denied that human life begins at conception. He mocked those who believe it does, saying they suffer from a "stunning ignorance of science." This puzzled me because I have always heard that human life does begin at...
  • Google Doodle honors Rachel Carson, author and environmentalist

    Rachel Louise Carson was born 107 years ago today in Springdale, Pa. Google is celebrating the occasion with a Google Doodle of the author and environmentalist standing with her notebook amid a wild world filled with plants and creatures. Carson is...
  • There's something fishy about student's science fair project

    Science projects used to be volcanoes, rockets and the germination of seeds. But one seventh-grader at The King's Academy, Lauren Arrington, 13, is taking science projects to the next level. Her science project and research on the invasive fish species...
  • Commentary: Genetic testing can be a useful indicator

    Does ancestry determine disease risk? Can genetic testing really improve your health? Or does discovering a disease-causing mutation in your genome just give you something else to worry about? Those are the questions I confront every day in my genetics...
  • Ticks may have carried Lyme disease for more than 15 million years

    Ticks may have carried Lyme disease for more than 15 million years
    A tiny tick trapped in a droplet of amber more than 15 million years ago appears to have been infected with a bacteria similar to the one that causes Lyme disease in humans, according to new research. In a paper published recently in the journal...
  • UCF biology professor seeks volunteers for restoration projects

    UCF biology professor seeks volunteers for restoration projects
    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...
  • Farmers markets reaching more consumers who get nutritional benefits

    Farmers markets reaching more consumers who get nutritional benefits
    Mercy Mena arrived at Heart of the City Farmers Market in the shadow of San Francisco's City Hall on a crowded Wednesday. Before she meandered the stalls for fresh herbs, broccoli and nuts, she stopped at the main tent. After a swipe of her electronic...
  • Colleges get the presidents they pay for

    Here we have yet another commentary that is critical of top university administrators and the reliance on part-time faculty. I speak from experience when I say: find the best administrators and pay them well. ("As college presidents earn big bucks,...
  • Bay grasses rebound in most places

    Bay grasses rebound in most places
    Underwater grasses rebounded last year in the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers, partially reversing a three-year decline in a key indicator of the bay's health, scientists said Monday. Aerial surveys detected a 24 percent increase in aquatic vegetation...
  • Rare adult Atlantic #sturgeon found in Easton

     
    A landowner along the Delaware River near the scenic overlook just above Easton made an unusual discovery over the weekend. According to Greg Murphy, a fisheries biologist with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, a 6-foot-3 carcass of an Atlantic...
  • Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression

    Bioengineer is working to make E. coli fight obesity, depression
    Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work. At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...