| May 28, 2015
| 3:30 AM
You might want to park at the door any assumptions about bacteria being primitive, inert or yucky. This is a story about genetically engineered forms of bacteria that may someday diagnose cancer by analyzing a urine sample, and that have already shown a...
| May 27, 2015
| 12:30 PM
Hot flashes, disrupted sleep, vaginal dryness, mood swings, difficulty concentrating, bone loss: These issues are all too common when women's estrogen levels drop and hormones become imbalanced during the transition to menopause. However, for women who...
| May 26, 2015
| 2:40 PM
A controversial plan to raise rare Florida grasshopper sparrows in captivity has begun with a pair of chicks taken from a nest on an Osceola County ranch.
The species lives only in Central Florida and is among the most endangered in the nation, with...
| May 25, 2015
| 10:35 AM
It's well established that President Barack Obama has a radical agenda. If you type "Obama radical agenda" into Google, a bunch of stuff comes up, and a bunch of stuff is as good as a fact these days.
But even knowing of the president's general...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 3:29 AM
There's an occasional feature on the Tribune website called "Backyard wildlife" in which readers take amateur photos of their local wild critters.
And the rest of us nature lovers and NatGeo addicts look on in wide-eyed wonder.
You've got your deer,...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 5:25 PM
If you like frogs and other amphibians, FrogWatch USA and two local chapters are looking for you to assist in identifying local species.
"It is a nationwide frog and toad monitoring survey that trains members of the community to identify local frog...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 6:42 PM
Los Angeles can be a difficult metropolis to navigate by car or bicycle or public transit. Which makes the journey of the mountain lion prosaically known as P-22 all the more remarkable and even enchanting. Discovered living in Griffith Park three years...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 3:07 AM
The Lake County Forest Preserve District has torn down thousands of maples, elms and other mostly healthy trees in the last three years, and those who support the project say they're taking a long view toward the forests' health.
The nearly 4,000...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 4:49 AM
Wildlife officials say a mother Kogia whale and her calf are dead after beaching themselves on Neptune Beach.
Marine biologist Allison Perna says someone spotted the whales Sunday morning and called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission....
| Apr 7, 2015
| 7:49 AM
An amphetamine-like compound that has never been tested in humans is present in a range of popular diet pills and sports supplements, a study in a pharmacological journal has found.
The substance, known as BMPEA, is found in products advertised as...
| May 17, 2015
| 4:23 PM
They're gonna need a bigger Twitter.
An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention after one of the creatures they've been monitoring started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter...