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  • Connecticut's Little Known Brush With Eugenics

    Connecticut's Little Known Brush With Eugenics
    It cannot be called a Connecticut secret, but it is at least a little-known fact that the state — specifically Gov. Wilbur L. Cross, for whom the parkway and at least one high school were named — commissioned a 1938 survey to catalog its...
  • Q&A on York bald eagles: Which is the female?

    Q&A on York bald eagles: Which is the female?
    Which eagle is the male, and which is the female? What, exactly, is that strange pile of fur in the nest? Should you panic every time you see the fuzzy, vulnerable eaglets without their parents? More than 1 million people have eagerly watched two...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Akron Biotech of Boca Raton poised for growth

    Akron Biotech of Boca Raton poised for growth
    Claudia Zylberberg began her biotech firm in a one-room office in Boca Raton more than eight years ago. Today Akron Biotech, which produces cell cultures and other raw materials for government and pharmaceutical company research, is moving to a 10,000-...
  • First wood bison head for release in southwest Alaska

    First wood bison head for release in southwest Alaska
    The first of 100 wood bison aimed at re-establishing a species that went extinct more than a century ago in Alaska were flown Sunday to a rural village. Thirty 30 juveniles age 2 or younger were loaded into specially designed "bison boxes," and trucked...
  • New study: Everglades rare plants under siege

    New study: Everglades rare plants under siege
    A landmark report — 10 years in the making — looked at critically imperiled plants at Everglades National Park and found that 16 of them may already have vanished from there. Possible culprits? The same threats faced by the park's endangered...