| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:47 PM
A new analysis of Ebola cases in West Africa predicts that the epidemic in Liberia could be eliminated by June if medical workers can hospitalize 85% of those infected.
"That's a realistic possibility but not a foregone conclusion," wrote lead author...
| Dec 28, 2014
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary recently announced that sanctuary volunteer Sue Robertson, 86, has been honored with an international Disney Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for her work in helping to monitor American kestrel...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:19 AM
When first lady Mamie Eisenhower ceremonially pushed the USS Nautilus into the Thames River in 1954, ushering in the atomic submarine era, the vessel carried 140 types of springs made by one Connecticut company alone.
It was no fluke for Barnes Group...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:37 PM
Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? Many scientists think the basic chemical building blocks for biology were delivered via comet, but the building blocks -- and the building process -- remain a mystery.
Now, a team led by French...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:43 PM
A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales.
Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 1:00 PM
If you really want to know about birds, you have to consider the crocodile.
That point was driven home this week with the release of the genomes of 45 bird species, which reassigned some perches on the avian evolutionary tree and included some seemingly...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a canyon about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, biologist Megan Lundin investigated evidence of a brutal struggle around the partially devoured carcass of a tule elk.
A trail of dark brown hair showed the 300-pound cow had been dragged several yards...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Approaching Port Everglades in a helicopter, Ryan Goldman peered down at the water and saw a ray swimming at unusually high speed.
Behind it, he spotted two large and bizarre-looking predators: the endangered smalltooth sawfish, which use their long,...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Invasive zebra mussels — the bane of water systems and power plants in the Great Lakes area —appear to be proliferating in the lower Susquehanna River and the upper Chesapeake Bay, just a couple years after they were first spotted there....
| Dec 4, 2014
| 8:43 PM
L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians — the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more — has died. He was 73.
Coles, a physician who started his medical career delivering babies but was a...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies.
The discovery, which...