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  • On Columbia River, 'just add water' seems to be working

    BREWSTER, Wash. Good luck in ocean conditions for the past several years is stoking a bonanza fishing season for Pacific salmon. But even in this spectacular year, with record-breaking returns of sockeye and chinook predicted to the Fraser and Columbia...
  • On the California gnatcatcher and development

    To the editor: As the senior authors of the paper on the California gnatcatcher denigrated by Occidental College biologist John McCormack, we wish to make clear that, contrary to his implications, no one other than the authors had any say in the analyses,...
  • Summer center can be 'life-changing' experience for students

    Summer center can be 'life-changing' experience for students
    Ari'Yonna Vrathwaite thought she would be a music producer when she grew up, until she started attending a program at the National Aquarium this week. Now, the program that gets students involved in research about the Chesapeake Bay watershed has given...
  • Actor Michael Pitt found 'I Origins' a learning experience

    Actor Michael Pitt loves two things, in particular, about "I Origins." He has stuck around for screenings and stayed after for discussions and noticed there is a point in the movie where a good portion of the audience begins to cry. "And that's really...
  • STAP stem cell controversy ends in suicide for Japanese scientist

    A Japanese scientist who played an instrumental role in two discredited studies about a new type of stem cells hanged himself at his research institute in Kobe, according to media reports there. Yoshiki Sasai, a deputy director of the RIKEN Center for...
  • UCF's Kyle Cox proves there really is such a thing as a student-athlete

    UCF's Kyle Cox proves there really is such a thing as a student-athlete
    Kyle Cox has worn plenty of white medical coats the past few years. The one he put on Monday morning was the fashion statement of a lifetime. "Lab coats, they're different," he said. "They're much less formal than this bad boy." He gazed down at the...
  • Keep wolverines protected, scientists urge Interior Department

    Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
  • Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist

    Paul Patterson dies at 70; Caltech neuroscientist
    For decades, epidemiologists have recognized that the highest rates of schizophrenia occur in children born in the winter and spring, about nine months after flu season. This pattern led researchers to examine the role that viral infections might play...
  • Conflicts of interest pervasive on California stem cell board

    There's no good time for a public agency to be embroiled in a conflict-of-interest scandal, but this is an especially delicate time for California's stem cell agency. The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as the program is known formally,...
  • Ashy storm-petrels breed at Santa Catalina Island

    Ashy storm-petrels breed at Santa Catalina Island
    Tyler Dvorak was lying in slippery guano and smiling as his flashlight shined on a telltale shape in a crevice near the top of Ship Rock, which rises sheer and stark from the sea about a mile off the coast of Santa Catalina Island. It was an ashy storm-...
  • Garrett Island - so close, and yet so far

    Garrett Island - so close, and yet so far
    Heading into town from the west on U.S. 40, drivers take a bridge across the Susquehanna River and cut through treetops reaching up from another world below the rumbling road. It's green down there on Garrett Island, and busy with the activity of many...