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  • Meet the tiny sea creatures that delayed the USS Roosevelt

    Meet the tiny sea creatures that delayed the USS Roosevelt
    The USS Theodore Roosevelt deployed from Naval Station Norfolk two days late after tiny sea creatures clogged the aircraft carrier's intakes, which pump sea water into the ship cooling its engine and reactors. While the Virginia Institute of Marine...
  • 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...
  • Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship

     Mammal March Madness is beloved animal version of NCAA championship
    The brackets have been filled out; the fans are psyched; the competitors are pawing at the ground. Or, in the case of the pygmy marmoset, climbing down from the trees. Will the dwarf mongoose beat the dormouse? Can the giant bushy-tailed cloud rat...
  • Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve

    Bobcat spotted in Wauconda backyard near Lake County Forest Preserve
    Once a threatened species in Illinois, a bobcat was spotted by a Wauconda resident earlier this week on private property near a Lake County Forest Preserve. The resident took photos of the tan bobcat and sent them to Wauconda and Fremont Township...
  • 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...
  • Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
    Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these...
  • Penguins have only two types of taste genes; no wonder they gulp their food

    Penguins have only two types of taste genes; no wonder they gulp their food
    It may not be worthwhile taking your penguin to Umami Burger, but it might do fine at a Seder. Penguins don't have the genetic ability to sense the meaty, savory "umami" taste, and they wouldn't flinch at a peck of bitter herbs either, according to a...
  • Physician assistants: Adding a personal touch to patient care

    As a physician assistant working at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center's Department of Gastroenterology, Angela G. Peterson usually has just 20 minutes to see each patient, but at the end of their time together, most thank her warmly. "I...
  • Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl

    Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl
    Naperville teens are finding what a wonderful world it can be because they know much about biology, science books, algebra and trigonometry. For instance, what element makes up the innermost core of a Type II supernova just before core collapse? In...
  • Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories

    Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories
    Bumblebees are just as guilty of merging memories as NBC anchor Brian Williams, it turns out. A new study, published online Thursday in the journal Current Biology, suggests that Bombus terrestris is prone to a type of memory error common among humans...
  • Nineteen manatees rescued from drainage pipe in Florida

    Nineteen manatees rescued from drainage pipe in Florida
    Nineteen manatees were rescued from a drainage system in Florida after a 10-hour mission that involved digging up a portion of roadway and sawing open a large pipe. The mission could be one of the largest manatee rescues on record, said Brandon Basino,...