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  • Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution

    Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution
    A few hundred million years ago, fish fins morphed into the arms and legs of terrestrial animals, according to evolutionary theory. So, you’d think science would know just about everything about them by now. It turns out that some fins are more...
  • Jason Momoa takes 'The Red Road'

    Jason Momoa takes 'The Red Road'
    When auditioning for SundanceTV's "The Red Road," Jason Momoa wondered if his past might come back to haunt him. No, he didn't have compromising photos or a sex tape on the Internet—although "most people have seen me with my clothes off," he joked,...
  • Study: Rockies' wildflower season 35 days longer from climate change

    Study: Rockies' wildflower season 35 days longer from climate change
    The Rocky Mountain wildflower season has lengthened by over a month since the 1970s, according to a study published Monday that found climate change is altering the flowering patterns of more species than previously thought. Flowers used to bloom from...
  • Under the microscope: Students get new look at science

    Science teachers Rob Bello and William Gillan from Boynton Beach Community High School have teamed up with biomedical researchers from the University of Hawaii for a joint project titled "Tiny Things Lead to Big Ideas: Nanobiology, SEM, TEM, and HD...
  • For South Gate Middle School class, abalones open a whole new world

    For South Gate Middle School class, abalones open a whole new world
    Jenny Gonzalez checked for signs of epipodium, tentacles resembling swaying wet noodles, on the green abalones in her South Gate classroom the other day. "That's what I was looking for," Jenny, 13, said of a small, light-colored abalone. "When you see...
  • Darwin mural graces new building

    Darwin mural graces new building
    Regeneration is a key part of nature, so perhaps it's fitting that the art display at Irvine Valley College's new Life Sciences building arose out of discarded materials. When school officials, Irvine Chamber of Commerce members and others gather on...
  • Chimp Attack Victim Deserves Court Hearing

    Connecticut's General Assembly should give Charla Nash, who was viciously attacked by a 200-pound chimpanzee in Stamford in 2009, the right to sue the state for its negligence in not enforcing the law that would have protected her from harm. Last...
  • Appetite regulation might be link between genetics and environment, study says

    Most anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight probably has wondered about appetite, perhaps wishing it to be less voracious. Scientists are looking at appetite and feelings of fullness as they try to figure out genetic connections to weight and what...
  • Some parents, educators are rethinking role of AP

    Some parents, educators are rethinking role of AP
    If there is one thing Katie Boltz has mastered in high school, it is how to use every minute of her day efficiently. With five Advanced Placement classes, the Dulaney High School senior doesn't text her friends or watch TV so she can focus on homework...
  • Creationism again stalks the classroom

    In a sane world, the ringing denunciation of intelligent design and creationist "science" delivered by a federal judge in 2005 would have eradicated these concepts from the schoolroom. District Judge John E. Jones III of Harrisburg, Pa., ruled then that...
  • ‘Alien: Out of the Shadows’: Read an exclusive excerpt from the novel

     
    Ellen Ripley is back in the new, officially sanctioned novel “Alien: Out of the Shadows,” out next week. Hero Complex […]...