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  • Impact of proposed crayfish protections on mining industry uncertain

    WASHINGTON The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list species of Appalachian crayfish as endangered, with potential consequences for the struggling eastern Kentucky mining industry. The Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday that the Big...
  • Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed

    Volunteers remove invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek watershed
    As the morning sun peeked over a mountain ridge on Saturday, Kyle Troy waded into a murky San Fernando Valley creek and hoisted a wire-mesh trap filled with angry crayfish aggressively waving their pincer-like claws. “Native species don’t...
  • Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception

    Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception
    NEW YORK — Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That contradicts the idea found in many textbooks and...
  • 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...