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  • Liberia's Ebola epidemic could be eliminated by June, researchers say

    Liberia's Ebola epidemic could be eliminated by June, researchers say
    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...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    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...
  • Part 6: The Rise Of Global Companies Built On Invention

    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...
  • Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says

    Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says
    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...
  • A flock of genomes tells the tale of bird evolution

    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...
  • When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together

    When it comes to DNA, crocodiles and birds flock together
    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...
  • Tule elk get rude reception from dairy farmers and ranchers

    Tule elk get rude reception from dairy farmers and ranchers
    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...
  • Signs of hope for endangered sawfish

    Signs of hope for endangered sawfish
    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,...
  • Pipe-clogging zebra mussels a growing concern in Maryland

    Pipe-clogging zebra mussels a growing concern in Maryland
    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....
  • L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans

     L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans
    ┬áL. 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...
  • Researchers discover new class of stem cells

    Researchers discover new class of stem cells
    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...