IT'S TIME TO EXPLORE SCIENCE'S FUN CENTER; SPECTACLE: WHEN THE COLUMBUS CENTER'S HALL OF EXPLORATION OPENS SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE, IT WILL SHOWCASE LARGER-THAN-LIFE EXHIBITS.
NAVY SEALS POISED FOR INVASION; EXERCISES: BLOODSWORTH ISLAND IN DORCHESTER COUNTY IS THE TARGET FOR THE ELITE WARFARE TEAMS' PRACTICES.
ENVIRONMENTALISTS TEST STUDENTS' KNOWLEDGE; VIRGINA PROGRAM COVERS WILDLIFE, PESTICIDES, FORESTRY, AQUATICS, SOILS
CHESAPEAKE PIONEER RETURNS GRASS TO BAY; PRESERVATION: JAMES IMAN, A SORT OF JOHNNY APPLESEED OF UNDERWATER VEGETATION, HAS BEEN SCATTERING SEEDS AND TRANSPLANTING GREEN SPRIGS IN THE BAY TO REVIVE THE FLORA AND FAUNA.
Falcon will be a dad for 14th time Beauregard attracts his fifth mate to nest at downtown building
Fragile bog's exotic flora Wetland: Two scientists are trying to save a Charles County marsh, home to a number of rare plants, from death by development.
Her cells made her immortal Research: A Turners Station woman donated cells that revolutionized medical science; nearly 46 years later, her family is seeking recognition.
Consider the brain in violence studies Lack of serotonin could be responsible for some behavior
Dolly's dad comes to town Clone: The embryologist has barely had a moment's peace since the announcement. Here he receives polite, applause. But no stomping of feet.
Play helps students debate issues Ethical dilemmas presented in drama
Gulf war disease said to be contagious Health workers allegedly caught it from patients
Cloning is laden with promise, but it may not change the world
Repeating Oneself The term cloning has been a part of fiction for so long, the reality of it has drawn nary a doubletake. But the issues bear examinations.
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Record numbers of deer major control challenge
Turning science into fun Center: Some amazing things have been arriving at the Inner Harbor to get the Columbus Center's exhibition hall ready for its scheduled May opening.
All those rockfish roil managerial waters
Piping plover population gains on Atlantic coast Quinquennial count shows 26.9% increase along Northeast coast
Researchers cast doubt on claims of life on Mars Tests invalidate some clues that indicated meteorite contained microorganisms
Recreational anglers aren't hooked on plan to raise rockfish limits Md. watermen would benefit from proposal
Reintroduction of wolves studied for Adirondacks N.Y. officials cautious; Farm Bureau calls proposal preposterous
State's whitetail population growing by leaps and bounds
Prostate link was all in the families Hopkins scientists culled a 'gold mine' of genetic histories
Kale for breakfast? It's done for science Veggies: Scientists know that certain foods are good for us. One study is trying to find out why and how.
Our faith in charity yields hope for future
Hunt debate drowns out habitat talk
Migration of seabirds reaches seasonal peak Research: Seawatch effort in New Jersey continues four-year effort to document southbound flights.
Nobelist Baltimore assails 'fraud police' in science Scientist vindicated after 10-year probe that ravaged career
Protecting fish in the Northwest Endangered: Fewer fish at the Ballard Locks in Seattle succeed in returning to spawn in the freshwater of Lake Washington. Hungry California sea lions have contributed to their decline.
Race? It's a myth, scientists say Biological, genetic research undercuts the idea, experts insist
Nitrogen fertilizer dead zone tracked in Gulf of Mexico Agricultural runoff parallels situation of Chesapeake Bay
Government reassures residents about bringing bears to Idaho
100 species of ocean fish are put on 'red list' of those facing extinction Experts scoff at adding tuna, other species, saying sea is too vast for all to die
Migratory Canada geese face an uncertain future But resident population continues to prosper in Chesapeake region
This spy is in from the Cold War NSA-linked gizmo gives new hope to Md. firm; New technology
EPA finds mercury near Keystone site Fish in two ponds contaminated; levels called not dangerous
The return of the rockfish Comeback: Biologists are reporting the largest batch of baby rockfish in the bay in 43 years, and the governor is thanking fishing restrictions imposed a decade ago.
Atlantic sturgeon are dwindling in their last refuge -- Hudson River Population decline tied to sharp rise in netting along New Jersey coast
Geese's movie careers take flight Scientist: Dr. William J. L. Sladen is director of environmental studies at the Airlie Sanctuary in Virginia, home to several of the geese that star in the movie 'Fly Away Home.'
Frog-chasing youth nabs one with six legs Genetic error believed to cause mutation in common green variety
Lightning bugs' parting signal Fireflies: This year's bumper crop notwithstanding, populations overall seem to be diminishing.
Lab cracks genetic code of ancient organism Md. breakthrough may help explain evolution of life
Just can't get enough of Chessie Manatee: The elusive sea cow hasn't been positively sighted since he ditched his radio tracking tag in July.
Brown fat, white fat, too fat
Bearing it in Western Maryland Nature: Black bears and snapping turtles are making up for time lost due to last winter's deep freeze, and making their human neighbors nervous.
Baltimore students get taste of medicine Scientists mentor teens in a hands-on program
Chessie seen in Anne Arundel's Rock Creek National Aquarium expert to investigate sightings by two people Monday
Roses are blue, or they will be Flowers: An Ellicott City geneticist thinks he's found the key to making them come out any color people want.
Scientists lose touch with Chessie Wandering manatee is separated from tracking transmitter
Oyster bed checks Survival: A biologist and Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff members are trying to save bay oysters from fatal diseases.