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  • Rare adult Atlantic #sturgeon found in Easton

     
    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...
  • Nonnative mule deer now in Catalina Island Conservancy's cross-hairs

    Nonnative mule deer now in Catalina Island Conservancy's cross-hairs
    Over the last two decades, the conservancy that owns nine-tenths of this island has shot, trapped and shipped out thousands of goats, pigs and bison that were literally eating away the island. Today, three female goats and a single shaggy pig remain...
  • Colleges get the presidents they pay for

    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,...
  • Farmers markets reaching more consumers who get nutritional benefits

    Farmers markets reaching more consumers who get nutritional benefits
    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...
  • New protein maps give insight into the human body

    New protein maps give insight into the human body
    More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function. Now researchers have...
  • UCF biology professor seeks volunteers for restoration projects

    UCF biology professor seeks volunteers for restoration projects
    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...
  • Fight over fighting's role in evolution enters round two

    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...
  • Teen bitten by shark at Cape Henlopen

    Teen bitten by shark at Cape Henlopen
    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...
  • Protection Of State Lakes Gets Little Attention

    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...
  • William and Mary's Katz, Thompson pursue baseball dreams

    William and Mary's Katz, Thompson pursue baseball dreams
    Michael Katz has the opportunity to pursue a boyhood dream, but that doesn't mean his decision was cut-and-dried. William and Mary's slugging junior first baseman and the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year signed with the New York Mets...
  • Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach

    Teen bitten by shark off Delaware beach
    Marine biologists have confirmed that a teenager was bitten by a shark at Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware 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,...