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  • Can scientists engineer drought-tolerant plants?

    Can scientists engineer drought-tolerant plants?
    As the California drought enters its fourth year, scientists are trying to genetically engineer plants that survive on less water. After adding a new piece of genetic code to their DNA, tomatoes and other plants were able to hold on to more water and...
  • Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds

    Birds flying in a V take turns in the top spot, study finds
    It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds. The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...
  • A natural argument for the birth control pill

    A natural argument for the birth control pill
    When Pope Francis put in a word for “responsible parenthood” on his way back from the Philippines the other day, he added an off-the-cuff remark that grabbed headlines: Catholics, he said, do not need to breed “like rabbits.” The...
  • Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo

    Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo
    "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news. But that is happening in the great outdoors." — Ken Norris, director of science at the Zoological Society of London, to The Guardian Now relocate Ken Norris'...
  • Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?

    Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?
    The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted at Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years. “They are extremely cute little animals,” said Yosemite spokeswoman Kari Cobb. “When you see them, they are pretty...
  • Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists

    Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists
    The carcasses of thousands of small birds called Cassin's auklets have been washing ashore over the last few months from Northern California up to the north coast of Washington. Scientists along the Pacific Coast have been trying to determine what is...
  • How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project

    How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project
    Laguna Canyon Creek's degree of environmental value is likely to be a prime talking point when the California Coastal Commission discusses a 30-unit artist work/live project proposed for Laguna Canyon. The public hearing is set for Jan. 8 in Santa...
  • Hunt begins for North African pythons

    Hunt begins for North African pythons
    A new effort begins Tuesday to clear South Florida of a rogue population of North African rock pythons, huge constrictors that consume antelopes in their native land. The python, a cousin of the Burmese pythons that have infested the Everglades, has...
  • Artificial insemination produces 2 baby sharks debuting at aquarium

    Artificial insemination produces 2 baby sharks debuting at aquarium
    The two new zebra shark pups at the Aquarium of the Pacific won’t be on display until Tuesday, but the reason they hatched is already causing quite a stir at the facility. Long Beach’s aquarium is the first to successfully reproduce zebra...
  • Love Of Nature Became Expertise In Botany

    Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants. A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
  • Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed

    Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed
    Wildlife officers trapped and killed the biggest Florida black bear on record Sunday in a Longwood neighborhood. The mammoth animal, which had been roaming Seminole County neighborhoods for more than a month, weighed 740 pounds, according to the...