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AP Science WriterNEW YORK (AP) — To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a monster. We're talking about the conifer, the umbrella term for cone-bearing trees like the...
Recent news of a “shotgun sequence” of the wheat genome inspired excitement about the possibilities for breakthrough science based on increased understanding of the crop's complex genetic make-up. Sequencing the wheat genome has been a long-term goal of...
Valencia, Spain – Detailing the ancestry of sweet orange has been a long-sought prize for citrus scientists. On Friday, the leader of a group that has been analyzing the genetic makeup of citrus said in a scientific talk that the ponkan -- a large,...
Of The Morning CallHarvey M. Robinson, 19, was convicted last night of three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Allentown women and a teen-age girl. A Lehigh County jury will have to decide whether to sentence Robinson to death or life imprisonment for...
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Ieshea Thomas, who has suffered from sickle cell anemia nearly all of her life, recently received a life-changing gift from her sister: stem cells. Her sister Ivenus' donation of stem cells in November means Thomas' body is now able to produce normally...
Los Angeles Times Fashion CriticWith summer in full swing, it's time to hit the beach — for sunning, yes, but also for shopping. There's a new level of sophistication in shopping along the coast. Locally owned boutiques with a curated point of view are changing the flavor of...
Change of SubjectAnywhere else, the tale of Bennie Starks would be unbelievable. In 1986, Starks, then 26, was convicted of rape and battery in an attack on a 69-year-old north suburban woman who identified Starks as her assailant. The best available scientific......
Last week, a friend of mine lost her long battle with cancer. Lynette Alicea was a unstoppable fighter, who was determined to beat the terrible disease, and almost did. Unfortunately, despite the valiant efforts she and her family put forth, cancer...
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
Nathaly Uribe's grandmother broke into tears Friday when the Glen Burnie high school senior told her of a new federal policy that would protect many undocumented young immigrants from deportation. "Now," the older woman said, "I know I can't lose you."...
Tribune Media ServicesIf you're looking for a career that can have a profound impact on the lives of others, you may want to look at the many opportunities in psychology. The question of why people do the things they do is an age-old study. However, psychology – the...
As the space capsule called Dragon hurtled toward the International Space Station at about 17,500 miles per hour on Friday, no space enthusiast was more enthralled than Paul Warren, a self-described "nerd" who attends Henry E. Lackey High School in...
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