| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Every predator needs to catch its prey. We humans use our hands, sharks and wolves use their jaws, but a few animals like frogs use something much stranger: their tongue.
To understand just how frogs snatch their snacks, scientists made the first direct...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Connecticut has more than 3,000 officially named lakes, ponds and reservoirs. A few are the fountainheads from which cities draw potable water. Many are becoming real estate refuges for those retreating from hurricane-hit saltwater shores. Many more are...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:07 AM
Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park on Monday, and officials said the boy had to get about 25 stitches to close the wound on his arm.
The 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, was standing...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Did evolution hand man a face that’s fit to take a punch?
David R. Carrier, a University of Utah biologist who specializes in comparative biomechanics, believes that shortly after human-like primates stopped swinging from trees, they swung at each...
| May 8, 2014
It is unfortunate that the issue of climate change has become politicized ("Think the climate change fight is tough? What about the 17th century fight over math?," May 3). As I see it, much of the problem is that most people have had little to no...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
With the Russians on the prowl, the Chinese hacking into our computers, Boko Haram in Nigeria triggering fear and celebrity hashtags, the last thing America needs is to lose a trusted ally:
But the great Anglo-American alliance is threatened by...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A Hollywood publicist couldn't have planned it better.
Just in time for the world premiere of "OR7 -- The Journey," a documentary about a photogenic gray wolf who stole hearts on his 2011 trek from Oregon to California, comes big news from wildlife...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:22 AM
If you're looking for something educational to do with the kids this summer, here's a great idea.
Linda Walters, a biology professor at UCF, is looking for volunteers to help with restoration projects. She'll need help restoring local shorelines with...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Mercy Mena arrived at Heart of the City Farmers Market in the shadow of San Francisco's City Hall on a crowded Wednesday.
Before she meandered the stalls for fresh herbs, broccoli and nuts, she stopped at the main tent. After a swipe of her electronic...
| Jun 8, 2014
Here we have yet another commentary that is critical of top university administrators and the reliance on part-time faculty. I speak from experience when I say: find the best administrators and pay them well. ("As college presidents earn big bucks,...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
A landowner along the Delaware River near the scenic overlook just above Easton made an unusual discovery over the weekend. According to Greg Murphy, a fisheries biologist with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, a 6-foot-3 carcass of an Atlantic...