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  • Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher

    Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher
    Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78. Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion...
  • Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways

    Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways
    HARTFORD – Bitter cold and heavy snowfall of the kind we've been experiencing lately is usually just an inconvenience for people. For Connecticut's wildlife, these violent winter storms can be life or death events. Deep snow can make finding...
  • New antibiotic teixobactin kills drug-resistant superbugs, study says

    New antibiotic teixobactin kills drug-resistant superbugs, study says
    Using soil from a grassy field in Maine and a miniaturized diffusion chamber, scientists have cultivated a microbe that could help tame the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. When tricked into growing in a lab, the microbe makes a compound that...
  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says

    Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says
    Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax. Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
  • Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?

    Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?
    It's a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs? Keep...
  • Big Cypress plans big fire to keep tree snails colorful

    Big Cypress plans big fire to keep tree snails colorful
    They are the Christmas tree ornaments of the Everglades, snails with shells colored in brilliant swirls of pink, blue, white and yellow. South Florida's unique species of tree snail -- wiped out of Broward and Palm Beach counties by urban development --...
  • Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

    Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds
    Word to the wise: Don’t play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man’s best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he’s only looking at...
  • Three books that detail the biology of love

    Three books that detail the biology of love
    "I think I can stop taking my antidepressant," a friend told me. She recently started dating someone whom she refers to as her "human drug." It turns out there may be science to prove that. In honor of Valentine's Day, we rounded up some insights from...
  • Rare cardinal sighting in Rock Island years ago causing a stir

    Rare cardinal sighting in Rock Island years ago causing a stir
    Biology professor Brian Peer has braved Texas rattlesnakes and Alaskan bears to research and write more than 50 journal articles about birds. But it's been one little northern cardinal at a backyard bird feeder near his home that has brought him worldwide...
  • Genome study unmasks evolution of Darwin's finches

    Genome study unmasks evolution of Darwin's finches
    A genome study of the famed Darwin finch species on the Galapagos and Cocos islands has unveiled a gene behind the 15 species' remarkable variation of beaks, a feature that helped inspire the father of evolutionary theory. The study of 120 individual...
  • Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news

    Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news
    Trudging through thigh-high grass Thursday morning near the Everglades, biologists Daryl Thomas and Delta Harris scanned the ground for Northern African pythons. They didn't see any of the giant snakes, which consume goats, wart hogs and antelopes in...