| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:09 PM
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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 7:25 PM
There are two reasons that American women continue to be obsessed about balancing motherhood and work in a way that most American men are not.
First off, biology: Until men can get pregnant, give birth and lactate, there is never going to be a day where...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 11:35 AM
A very unsettling shadow is settling over the whole American educational endeavor. It's largely a consequence of the idea that every child should graduate from high school, be admitted to college and then graduate from college. In order to make that...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:51 PM
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status.
The biologists had recommended the protection on...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:36 AM
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...
| 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...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:51 PM
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...