No matter which way you slice it, drinking tends to be a mindless activity. Sure, there once a day in which the bar debate encouraged lively discussions, but that time has long passed (Google solves pretty much everything in an instant). Chances are the majority of your nights out are spent trying ... More >>
In a 2012 cover story, we told you how scientists were proposing the introduction of genetically engineered mosquitoes to Key West. A for-profit British company called Oxitec promised that these creatures, whose genes would be tweaked to make them glow red and self-destruct, would help lower the mos ... More >>
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has had environmentalist, beekeeping enthusiasts, and farmers concerned about the future of farming, and, well, food since 2006. Pollinators, including bees, are integral component to the health of our ecosystems; without them, much of the foods we eat have no way of ... More >>
When you think of algae -- or, yes, pond scum -- does a healthy and delicious dessert come to mind? Well, thanks to Florida-based Hero Pops, it is. The creation of Vero Beach resident Michael Haggerty, a new line of vegan-vegetarian popsicles known as Pond Yum! aren't just another bland, boring hea ... More >>
Over the past year, genetically modified organisms (GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) foods have stirred quite some controversy in the news. It started with the vote and failure of California's proposition 37, which called for mandatory labeling of all foods containing GMOs. When it was first fil ... More >>
You've heard the term food-gasm before. Maybe you've actually experienced one yourself. It's hard to deny that food is closely tied to sex; whether as an aphrodisiac or a sexual object in and of itself -- you've seen that sandwich-eating sex scene at the end of Bridesmaids. Hey, we're not going t ... More >>
Awwww.... Happy panther news! On Saturday, biologists in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park (near Naples) found a Florida panther kitten that was about one month old. They believe the kitten's mother is a panther who was rescued, along with her brother, in 2011 when their mom was found dead. T ... More >>
I think most of us just assume that by using an antibacterial soap, our hands are cleaner, but there are rules and side effects that you may not know about. Nowadays, we use antibacterial soap in the bathroom, antibacterial hand sanitizer, and antibacterial even lotions in between washings. We are ... More >>
The controversy over Genetically Modified Organisms -- AKA GMOs -- rages on. A new study, recently released by a joint collaboration of Australian scientists and U.S. researchers, indicated that pigs fed a GMO diet had much higher rates of severe stomach inflammation. While many GMO proponents hav ... More >>
Frankenfish has been swimming its way closer to your dinner plate for quite some time now. While you were recovering from your post-holiday hangover or taking advantage of major savings on that flat-screen TV on December 26, the FDA concluded that Frankenfish -- i.e., AquaBounty Technologies' AquaAd ... More >>
Scientists have been working diligently to figure why manatees have started to die at an alarming rate lately. While Red Tide -- which is basically blooms of poisonous algae called Karenia brevis that is deadly to fish and other sea life -- off the coast of southwest Florida has killed roughly 180 ... More >>
At Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, there's lots of talk about the benefits of eating a raw vegan diet. If you've been following our series over the past few weeks, you've learned a lot about some pretty healthy, nourishing foods -- including how to grow your own sprouts. If the id ... More >>
Genetically engineered foods have been a concern of many for quite some time now. For years, it was more an issue for vegetarians, environmentalists, pseudo-hippies, and ethically concerned chefs than for the general population. Not anymore. The presence -- and subsequent failure -- of Proposition 3 ... More >>
By now, most people are aware of the controversy surrounding genetically engineered (GE) foods. You know: giant tomatoes designed to taste super-sweet, corn that naturally repels insects, and virus-resistent papayas. As debate continues over the safety of our nation's genetically modified grain ... More >>
Unless your last name is Cousteau or James Cameron has taken a personal interest in you, getting funding for marine biology research is tough. Just ask Jose Lopez, a professor at Nova Southeastern University who's on the verge of major research breakthrough. He just needs $4,500 to get over the hump ... More >>
Today is world food day. Originally started in 1981 to honor to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, it is now used to promote advocacy campaigns for nonprofits. This year, World Food's focus is on ending hunger through Agricultural Cooperatives; however some groups are using the day to ... More >>
In the world of reptiles, turtles have a certain reputation as shell-dwelling wimps that make nice pets for 8-year-old girls. They're slow and passive and hardly what one would call intimidating. Sure, you can argue that the snapping turtles pack a mean bite, but who among us has actually ... More >>
chargerchant.wordpress.comIt's all about the ratio.Finally, a pair of Gainesville biologists have discovered another reason for men having ring fingers longer than their index fingers, and as folklore would have it, it's related to sex.The findings of the University of Florida College of Medicine ... More >>
The Daily MailA little-known killer is making its way through the southern United States, according to the British tabloid The Daily Mail: a "brain-eating amoeba" called Naegleria fowleri. Victims so far include one 16-year-old girl from Florida, Courtney Nash, who reportedly died after swimming ... More >>
Allen West: Out to save the human race.Who knew Rep. Allen West practiced biology on the side? At least he's proven he believes in evolution.In West's column on Red County this week, he describes how upset he is with unemployment, federal debt, and federal spending, as well as how it's all ... More >>
Great apes. Which one did you elect?In a perfect world, we'd have no reason to pause over the language of Florida's Senate Bill 1854, which reads, in part:Members of the instructional staff of the public schools... shall teach efficiently and faithfully... the following: (a thorough presentation ... More >>
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Mmmmm.... brains.The question was raised for me after checking out Pakistani restaurant Usmania, which we reviewed this week. Usmania serves a dish called brain masala, a karahi-cooked curry made from the cerebral matter of goats. In the review, I mention my fiancee was adamant I not eat this dis ... More >>
At the table of a gentleman living in the Chausee d'Antin was served up an Arles sausage of enormous size. "Will you accept a slice?" the host asked a lady who was sitting next to him; "you see it has come from the right factory." -- "It is really very large," said the lady, casting on it a roguish ... More >>
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Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.
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Most Americans who accept evolution think God created it. These scientists think they can prove the opposite.
Charm Wrestling by Summer Blanket
Let's see that Pearl Drops smile!
Marine Renaissance Man Proves Science and Art Can Mix
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International Dinosaur Symposium
With encouragement from a Broward foundation, scientists hope to restore the struggling billfish population