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  • Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria

    Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria
    Families and roommates share plenty — food, bathrooms, dishes. A study published Thursday adds a less visible but ubiquitous item to the list: bacteria. Households carry a common community of bacteria, populating surfaces such as doorknobs,...
  • New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life

    New Field Museum exhibit brings ancient Madagascar to life
    More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth. A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
  • Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast

    Dolphin die-off recedes, but Unusual Mortality Event lingers along East Coast
    Last year, Virginia witnessed the worst mass dolphin die-off in its history as more than 300 bottlenose dolphins began stranding — about five times the annual average. Marine biologists were flummoxed. They suspected a deadly morbillivirus, and...
  • Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar

    Fake sweeteners may mess with the way our bodies metabolize sugar
    Diet sodas and those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee may not be as benign as we thought, a new study suggests. High doses of artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose and aspartame can change the population of healthy gut...
  • Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered

    Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel considered recovered
    When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he...
  • Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks

    Poultry firms systematically feed low-dose antibiotics to flocks
    Major U.S. poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realize, posing a potential risk to human health. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year

    Gurnee man first documented West Nile case in Lake County this year
    Lake County's first documented case of West Nile Virus is a 48-year-old Gurnee man, as Health Department officials credit a cool, wet summer with depressing the population of virus-carrying culex mosquitoes, which thrive in hot, dry conditions. In...
  • Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path

    Reviving Rentschler Field Grasslands Debate A Difficult Path
    EAST HARTFORD — A bird enthusiast is furious over plans to build an $85 million outlet center at Rentschler Field, an important nesting site for several rare grassland birds, and is trying to revive arguments to preserve the land. The outlet...
  • Clever trout rival chimpanzees at choosing good allies, study finds

    Clever trout rival chimpanzees at choosing good allies, study finds
    Don’t play games with the coral trout – it might just outmaneuver you. These fish appear to be just as skilled as chimpanzees at picking the best, most able allies to help them nab some food, new research shows. The findings, described in...
  • Congressional panel critical of federal plan to list bat species as endangered

     Congressional panel critical of federal plan to list bat species as endangered
    HARRISBURG — The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is debating whether to list the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species because a fungal disease has wiped out 99 percent of the colonies that hibernate in one spot. And Republican members...