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  • Searching for 'The Last Unicorn' in the wildness of Laos

    "The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures" (Little, Brown and Co.), by William deBuys Spoiler alert: There are no unicorns in Laos. But don't blame nature writer William deBuys for trying to find one. The premise of "The Last...
  • Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks

    Endangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks
    For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday. During an ongoing relocation effort, dozens of bighorns have been captured with nets...
  • Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception

    Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That contradicts the idea found in many textbooks and scientific articles that...
  • NOAA says Cook Inlet beluga numbers increased slightly

    The federal estimate of the number of beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet increased slightly in 2014, but researchers conclude the population remains in danger of extinction. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists announced Monday...
  • Researchers link Everglades' mammal drop to invasive pythons

    Researchers link Everglades' mammal drop to invasive pythons
    Researchers have linked invasive Burmese pythons to the severe drop in the population of small mammals in the Florida Everglades. A University of Florida research team outfitted 30 marsh rabbits with radio collars and set them free. When they later...
  • Researchers link Everglades' mammal drop to invasive pythons

    Researchers have linked invasive Burmese pythons to the severe drop in the population of small mammals in the Florida Everglades. A University of Florida research team outfitted 30 marsh rabbits with radio collars and set them free. When they later...
  • Will sturgeon ever come back to Lake Erie?

    On a June morning in 2009, fishing for yellow perch aboard the Edward John head boat off northwestern Pennsylvania's Presque Isle, Dick Brozell of McKean County set the hook on a throwback to a prehistoric era. After a ferocious, 20-minute fight, he...
  • Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer

    Ammunition scarce in hunt for environmental link to breast cancer
    Imagine that you are a molecular biologist who has spent the last 20 years in your lab, doggedly trying to figure out how chemicals in the environment cause human cells to become cancerous. One day a benefactor asks you what it would take to make real...
  • Chicago team to study long-term stay in space

    Chicago team to study long-term stay in space
    As a twin, astronaut Scott Kelly knew his mission to spend a year on the International Space Station offered the perfect opportunity for a science experiment. Kelly launched into space Friday on a Soyuz space capsule while his brother, retired astronaut...
  • Akron Biotech of Boca Raton poised for growth

    Akron Biotech of Boca Raton poised for growth
    Claudia Zylberberg began her biotech firm in a one-room office in Boca Raton more than eight years ago. Today Akron Biotech, which produces cell cultures and other raw materials for government and pharmaceutical company research, is moving to a 10,000-...
  • Feds celebrate sage grouse deal with Oregon ranchers

    The Obama administration and Gov. Kate Brown joined with Oregon ranchers to celebrate agreements they all hope will help keep the sage grouse off the endangered species list. The agreements announced Friday in Bend, Oregon, give ranchers incentives to...