| Apr 3, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar.
Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:06 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The rescue went without a hitch. William and Mary wildlife biologist Libby Mojica slipped out onto a catwalk off the James River Bridge and scooped up two peregrine falcon chicks from their nesting box 150 feet above the water....
| May 12, 2014
| 11:33 AM
A fight between Davie neighbors about feeding a Muscovy duck and her ducklings sent one man to jail and another to a hospital.
The incident began Sunday at about 4 p.m. at the Park City West mobile home community at 10550 State Road 84. It has a lake...
| Mar 14, 2014
Much as we like to think our legacy will be the sum of our great works of art and science, humans might go down in geologic history as the force behind a tiny, extraordinary line of dirt. Even a casual observer of the fossil record looking back 100...
| May 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Think you’re smarter than an orangutan? You can find out by matching wits with our closest primate relative at a center opening Saturday at the Indianapolis Zoo.
Guests can use several interactive kiosks at the Tim M. Solso Learning Studio to...
| Apr 18, 2014
In the quest for identity, we often reach backward in time, toward our ancestral roots, in the hope that they will help us gain a footing in the present. We romanticize rootedness and are nostalgic for a past we may know nothing about because we believe...
| May 2, 2014
If a single place can capture humanity's fraught relationship with nature, Edward O. Wilson makes a good case for Mozambique's war-torn Gorongosa National Park. Its limestone gorges and lush rainforests helped rear the earliest humans, and it was humanity...
| May 24, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Water lettuce isn't a fancy green for salads; it is manatee food, capable of smothering a river and the focus of growing controversy.
Water lettuce is regarded officially as a destructive exotic from another country and appropriate for blasting on sight...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Local bird photographer Steve Smith walked around the southern entrance of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, hoping to get another glimpse of the elusive light-footed clapper rail.
With a super telephoto lens attached to his camera, Smith wasn't...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s.
Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
| May 24, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Admiral William Sheffield Cowles and his wife, Anna "Bamie" Roosevelt Cowles, must have slipped into Union Station quietly, without being recognized.
Had the mid-day travelers in the lobby noticed them, they would certainly have put two and two together...