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  • Panther comeback in Florida means lost cattle for ranchers, study finds

    The Florida panther nearly died out in the 1990s, but conservation efforts since then have more than quadrupled the number of the endangered cats -- and research shows that may be bad news for cattle ranchers. For centuries, more than 1,000 panthers,...
  • 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...
  • Food safety specialists help safeguard our food supply

    By Erinn Hutkin For Paul A. Hall, the path to a career in food safety began in first grade when he got interested in science by watching "Mr. Wizard," he recalled. His early love of science led to an interest in biology in high school, thanks to a...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • 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-...
  • Working mothers, double standards and what bugs me about Tina Fey

    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...
  • The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]

    The bigotry of low expectations [Commentary]
    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...
  • Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light

    Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light
    When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...