Key protein in AIDS virus identified UMBC scientists make crucial finding
Rains deliver fresh blow to bay cleanup Storms, snows of '96 foul Chesapeake with sediment, algae; 'We need a normal year'; River-fed pollution could affect grasses, oysters, other species
Science turns us into dodos, survey shows, and flies are bald
Geese outlook is mixed, Md. official says
Resort proposed at San Simeon Development: Plans for a golf course and resort on an unspoiled stretch of California coast have sparked a classic clash between environmental and economic interests.
Out on the hunt for sharks Search: Researchers from the National Aquarium in Baltimore have been in the Delaware Bay this week seeking exotic sea creatures for exhibits.
David McCampbell,86, the Navy's all-time leading ace...
Collaring the elephant
The dance of the firefly
Birds are his lifelong calling Tireless: His decades of devotion to winged creatures has won the ornithologist international acclaim.
Hopkins, Guy's hospitals celebrate 50 years of trans-Atlantic interchanges with symposium Alliance was begun in World War II
Banner year for rockfish in lower bay
Sex and survival on the shores Crabs: Like a prehistoric parade, the "living fossils" known as horseshoe crabs come ashore each spring to mate. Modern conditions, however, appear to be diminishing their numbers.
Bursting forth in song Cicadas: The insects are surfacing in Southern Maryland after 17 years underground, a behavior that puzzles and fascinates scientists.
ValuJet crash search yields flight recorder Vital 'black box' sent to Washington for clues in air disaster; Aircraft 'disintegrated'; Little evidence is found as crews battle Everglades' elements
GenVec therapy undergoing human trial Rockville company seeking approval for cancer treatment; Biotechnology
Hoisting Russia's moral weight Dissident: Sergei A. Kovalyov is a prominent critic of Boris N. Yeltsin and the war in Chechnya.
Aquarium to mark return of Baltimore Oriole Nation's bird-watching enthusiasts to celebrate
The pogo-stick theory of walking Locomotion: All animals with legs move the same way. Even ants and elephants "are bouncing along" as though on pogo sticks, biologists say.
U.S. biologists search bay for scarce Atlantic sturgeon Contemporary of dinosaur may be nearing extinction
Good news from the AIDS front "New era": A series of powerful new drugs offers the promise that AIDS may be controlled, much as diabetes is today.
Prize catch of the week Sturgeon jackpot: Two fishermen caught three shortnose sturgeon this week. For a fish that's been on the endangered species list, it was an embarrassment of riches.
Canada geese on wing win waterfowl stamp contest Baltimore artist's painting selected
Crabs: To worry or not to worry? The ultimate survivor? Amid concerns about overfishing, a recent study found an uptrend in the numbers of small crabs and annual harvests significantly below the danger point.
Are bay crabs on way out? Experts split Critical count: An industry is at stake as Maryland tries to determine whether wild variations in the number of crabs in the bay represent a crisis or the course of nature.
The tycoon trail starts at NIH Alumni going places: Many scientists and managers have left NIH to start, help start or work for a biotechnology company in Maryland.
Bollixing up the next generation, if there is one
Putting human genes on the map Biological cartographers: Imagine mapping a human being's entire genetic makeup, with its 50,000 to 100,000 genes.
Science puts itself under the microscope Baltimore convention to cover all fields
An open season on black bears isn't likely yet Black bear numbers
Wildlife weathering the winter
The myth of nature as a self-regulating ecosystem
Newfound gene linked to cancer growth Defect in protein may help tumors resist
Loss of 23 primates in zoo fire is more than personal Animals' genes supported survival of rare species
Timber wolves' numbers revive around Great Lakes
One migrates the other doesn't; Canada geese: One subspecies of the distinctive bird has been dangerously depopulated, while another flourishes as a suburban pest. Confusion between them, biologists say, is causing severe problems.
Speck on lobster lip gets biologists talking Unknown organism spurs creation of new grouping
Cute as an owl can be Alluring quality: Though they don't like to attribute human qualities to animals, most birders acknowledge there's something charismatic about the tiny saw-whet owl.
Scientists link missing gene in mice to violent behavior Only males affected by induced defect
The Chesapeake cosmopolite One species: Despite recent progress, we still try to manage the crab as if lines on a map mattered most.
The 'gay gene': The press shills for shabby science
Research links gene to nearly all breast cancers Finding may help improve treatment
Trout disease found in Md. for 1st time
Fish returned to Sawmill Creek tributary DNR releases wildlife into once-polluted water
UMAB Health Sciences Facility expected to be premier center $55.8 million building will open today
Despite what biologists say, limits on bluefish go unrevised
Mother bear with 3 cubs is put down She was killing sheep in Garrett; two cubs are caught, 3rd flees
Science teacher wins award Educator uses energetic approach in, out of classroom
Biologist thinks animals think Canine clues: A University of Colorado professor studies the details of dog, wolf and coyote behavior as a way to discover the keys to animals' communication and mental processes.
Protesters attempt to halt crime, genetics conference Opposition fears research will fuel racist practices