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 >>
If companies are allowed to use seismic airgun testing to search for and study oil and gas deposits in the Atlantic Ocean, 138,500 whales and dolphins will be harmed or killed -- and that's according to the government's own estimate. In addition, thousands of animals could have their hearing impaire ... 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 >>
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 >>
See also: the latest on Aguiar's disappearance, and the lawsuit against Aguiar spurred by this natural-gas deal.In 2003, Texas geologist John Amoruso had a hunch that there was a lot of natural gas, and big money, in a previously unexplored geological area about midway between Houston and Dallas.It ... More >>
Broward Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs, who last year tried banning the sale of bongs, is the newest member of the Intergovernmental Coastal Oceans Task Force, a group of lawmakers and eco-experts appointed to protect us from the forthcoming watery woe of climate change.The group is said to represent the ... 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 >>
If you're celiac, bitter beer is the least of your problems.Scientist published a finding that all celiacs or gluten-intolerant individuals should pay attention to.In late-2011, the American Chemical Society released a report in which they broke down the ingredients in beer, specifically focusing ... 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 >>
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 >>
The Juice: Now frozen!There's a serious disconnect in how we Americans think about weather. On the one hand, we love crazy weather stories and the intense, irrational panic they cause. On the other hand, we're absolutely unwilling to consider that those extreme weather patterns are a result of ou ... More >>
"Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney"
Word on the street: No news is good news. According to local restaurants, Gulf oyster suppliers have said there will definitely be a point where the buggers will come off the menu almost everywhere. The only question is when.But as of now, restaurants are still serving up oysters raw and on the h ... More >>
Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg go for a walk.
Enter a wormhole at FAU
If you like math rock, you'll love math rap
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How does a 65-year-old behavioral biologist explain being exposed as an Internet masher hot for 15-year-old girls?
Behind South Florida's golden crab industry is the story of a family proud but divided
You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?
In The 6th Day, raging ideologies propel a kinder, gentler Arnie into action
International Dinosaur Symposium
The Amazing Randi claimed the Miami Circle site was actually a septic tank, not an archaeological find. He's having second thoughts.
April 16 - 22, 1998