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  • Northern spotted owls are being ousted by barred owl invaders

    As shy creatures of quiet places, federally threatened northern spotted owls have little tolerance for the larger, more aggressive barred owls moving into their ancient forests in the northwestern United States. Trouble is, ousted spotted owls are...
  • Discovering Yellowstone

    Discovering Yellowstone
    I could tell it was going to be an extra-special trip when driving from the Jackson Hole airport to Yellowstone National Park. More than 100 bison stampeded across the road in front of us. My husband, our 9-year-old triplets and I were enjoying the...
  • Got flu? Keep it to yourself.

     Got flu? Keep it to yourself.
    Doctors used to call influenza "knock-me-down" fever, and there was a reason for that. Anyone who's suffered through a bout of it knows the miseries: the headaches, the throat that feels scrubbed with sandpaper, the fever so high you're floating on the...
  • Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff

    Why so many mammals came from Earth's hot, sweaty midriff
    If you’re looking for hot spots of diversity, look to the Earth’s warm, sweaty midsection. The tropical regions near the equator both produce new species faster and lose them more slowly, according to a study that analyzed the evolution and...
  • Mysterious underwater rings in the Baltic Sea explained

    Mysterious underwater rings in the Baltic Sea explained
    Some mysterious underwater circles spotted in the Baltic Sea have been explained, and poison is to blame. But let's back up and start from the beginning. In 2008, a tourist to the island of Mon in Denmark noticed strange patterns in the shallow waters...
  • Sculptor says his live-work project would benefit environment

    Sculptor says his live-work project would benefit environment
    A proposed 30-unit, live-work space for artists in the canyon would provide environmental benefits, according to the sculptor who wants permission to build the development. Louis Longi said his project would include a way to capture storm water runoff...
  • Why you should wear sunglasses in the winter

    Why you should wear sunglasses in the winter
    We slather on sunscreen and sport our shades during the sunny summer months. But Dr. Francisco Burgos at Katzen Eye Group says we should also be wearing sunglasses in the winter. The practice's director of refractive surgery services and comprehensive eye...
  • Martian 'Jelly Doughnut' A Geologist's Delight

    I was delighted by the recent discovery of a mysterious rock on Mars that looks like a jelly doughnut and caused a brief scientific sensation. To see that much excitement brought to bear on any rock made the geo-educator in me feel pleased. Alas,...
  • Zappa zit?

    The late Frank Zappa is back for an encore, this time as a formerly pimple-causing bacterium that apparently has moved from human skin to the bark of grape vines. Italian researchers named the new type of P. acnes after the genre bending and iconoclastic...
  • In Jeff Vandermeer's 'Annihilation,' fungal fiction grows on you

    As a teenager I used to plunder my father's shelves of dog-eared paperbacks, kept in a dank, low-ceilinged basement room that also held a turntable, an out-of-tune piano and a distinct eau de mold. What excitement lurked in those browning pages with their...
  • New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report

    New method makes stem cells in about 30 minutes, scientists report
    In a feat that experts say is a significant advance for regenerative medicine, scientists have discovered a surprisingly simple method for creating personalized stem cells that doesn’t involve human embryos or tinkering with DNA. Two studies...