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 >>
Coral reefs have taken a beating in recent decades. Ask someone who dove off the Florida coast in the '70s and he'll tell you the reefs today are a shadow of what they once were.Overfishing, reckless coastal development, pollution, careless boaters, and human plundering have all had a p ... 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 >>
"Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney"
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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FAU's wild Darwinians are at it again. And this time, they want to measure your nutsack.
Thanks to the Delray-Boynton pipe, there's a nitrate-stoked party down there.
Artificial Intelligence, Real Beats
How does a 65-year-old behavioral biologist explain being exposed as an Internet masher hot for 15-year-old girls?
Most Americans who accept evolution think God created it. These scientists think they can prove the opposite.
Yo, Bat Mitzvah Sweetie
Can a hardy little moth stop the fern that wants to eat the Everglades?
Origami at Morikami -- it's a natural
Charm Wrestling by Summer Blanket
Let's see that Pearl Drops smile!
Marine Renaissance Man Proves Science and Art Can Mix
Sun-Sentinel on March 8, 2003
In The 6th Day, raging ideologies propel a kinder, gentler Arnie into action
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International Dinosaur Symposium
With encouragement from a Broward foundation, scientists hope to restore the struggling billfish population
January 29 - February 4, 1998