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  • Arbutus area resident earns doctor of veterinary medicine degree

    Halethorpe resident Francesca Nielsen earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. This professional school is operated by Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, and the University of Maryland.
  • Howard County pets: Leader of the pack

    Howard County pets: Leader of the pack
    Q: How can I establish "alpha" status with my strong-willed Siberian Husky? A: Excellent question -- and the perfect opportunity to clear up misconceptions about dog behavior. As pack animals by nature, dogs see the world in terms of leaders and...
  • Ashy storm-petrels breed at Santa Catalina Island

    Ashy storm-petrels breed at Santa Catalina Island
    Tyler Dvorak was lying in slippery guano and smiling as his flashlight shined on a telltale shape in a crevice near the top of Ship Rock, which rises sheer and stark from the sea about a mile off the coast of Santa Catalina Island. It was an ashy storm-...
  • Fossils show strange sea creature's half-billion-year-old brain

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers on Wednesday described fossilized remains unearthed in China showing in fine detail the brain structures of a bizarre group of sea creatures that were the top predators more than half a billion years ago. The fossils...
  • Biologists say first California condor chick born in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A pair of California condors have successfully hatched a chick in the rocky peaks of Utah's Zion National Park, biologists have said, in what is believed to be the first birth of its kind in the Western state. Biologists...
  • On the California gnatcatcher and development

    To the editor: As the senior authors of the paper on the California gnatcatcher denigrated by Occidental College biologist John McCormack, we wish to make clear that, contrary to his implications, no one other than the authors had any say in the analyses,...
  • Plumage aplenty: fossil found of 'four-winged' feathered dinosaur

    Plumage aplenty: fossil found of 'four-winged' feathered dinosaur
    It was built sort of like a biplane but probably did not fly as well, if at all. Scientists on Tuesday described a fossil of a strange dinosaur that lived in China 125 million years ago which was covered in feathers, looked like it had two sets of...
  • In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds

    In-gene-ious? Chimps inherit much of their intelligence, study finds
    If you’re a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, show that...
  • Fossil's 21-foot wingspan shows Pelagornis was 'largest flying bird'

    Fossil's 21-foot wingspan shows <i>Pelagornis</i> was 'largest flying bird'
    Sometimes finding a skeleton in a closet can be a good thing – if you’re a paleontologist. Meet Pelagornis sandersi, a giant bird with a wingspan 21 feet across – so wide that it could have been the size of a (very) small plane. The...
  • New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse

    New sengi species is related to an elephant, but small as a mouse
    It may look like a mouse, but it’s actually related to an elephant. Meet the adorable Etendeka round-eared sengi, a newly discovered species of "elephant shrew" that lives in an isolated part of Namibia. Known formally as Macroscelides micus, this...
  • RedEye Rock 'n' Vote 2014 Top 10

    RedEye Rock 'n' Vote 2014 Top 10
    UPDATE: POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK WEDNESDAY TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE ROCK 'N' VOTE TOP 4 AND WILL PLAY MAY 22 AT LINCOLN HALL. In the NBA and NHL, more than 50 percent of the teams make the playoffs. An all-time high of more than 200 artists...
  • Mars to buy pet brands from Procter & Gamble for $2.9 billion

    Mars to buy pet brands from Procter & Gamble for $2.9 billion
    Confectionary giant Mars Inc. is buying most of Procter & Gamble's pet food business for $2.9 billion, a move that will shore up the company's growing pet care business. The all-cash deal will add the Iams, Eukanuba and Natura brands in North America...