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Consider these physicians 'bookworms,' 'detectives' of medicine

Consider these physicians 'bookworms,' 'detectives' of medicine

Patients rarely, if ever, see these physicians, yet they are responsible for diagnosing everything from a benign cyst to a brain tumor.

July 16, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Tester seeks coexistence between farmers and GMO crops

Tester seeks coexistence between farmers and GMO crops

They don’t get along like peas in a pod, but farmers who plant genetically modified crops need to coexist with those who don’t, according to U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.

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A female bighorn sheep is lowered onto a processing site

A female bighorn sheep is lowered onto a processing site

A female bighorn sheep is lowered onto a processing site for biological testing on Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo. A helicopter wildlife capture crew was contracted by Wyoming Game and Fish Department to net ewes from a nearby herd as part of a multistate effort to better understand what facto…

January 31, 2014 5:53 pm
While habitat biologist Aly Courtemanch holds a captured bighorn ewe

While habitat biologist Aly Courtemanch holds a captured bighorn ewe

While habitat biologist Aly Courtemanch holds a captured bighorn ewe while wildlife disease specialist Hank Edwards prepares to draw a blood sample on Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo.

January 31, 2014 5:54 pm
Doug Brimeyer, wildlife coordinator for the Jackson and Pinedale region

Doug Brimeyer, wildlife coordinator for the Jackson and Pinedale region

After biological samples are collected and radio collars are attached, Doug Brimeyer, wildlife coordinator for the Jackson and Pinedale regions, releases a bighorn sheep ewe back into the wild Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo. Wyoming Game and Fish Department is acting as part of a multi-state e…

January 31, 2014 5:55 pm
Habitat Biologist Aly Courtemanch and game wardens Rob Hipp and Kyle Lash

Habitat Biologist Aly Courtemanch and game wardens Rob Hipp and Kyle Lash

Habitat Biologist Aly Courtemanch and game wardens Rob Hipp and Kyle Lash prepare to test a female bighorn sheep captured by helicopter Jan. 26 outside Jackson, Wyo. Wyoming Game and Fish Department is acting as part of a multi-state effort to better understand what exactly is contributing t…

January 31, 2014 5:57 pm

Monsanto wants wheat testing site near Great Falls

GREAT FALLS - Cascade County commissioners have voted to re-zone property on the northwestern edge of Great Falls to allow seed and herbicide maker Monsanto Co. to locate a wheat breeding testing site there.

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Yellowstone says "biobullets" for bison won't work

Yellowstone says "biobullets" for bison won't work

Shooting wild bison with vaccine-laced "biobullets" to prevent the spread of disease to livestock would be too ineffective to justify the expense, Yellowstone National Park administrators said Tuesday.

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Raccoon beaten to death at Wyoming ranch and home supply store

 CASPER, Wyo. — A ranch and home supply store that sells a line of gear for pets is facing cries for a customer boycott after two teenage employees reportedly beat a raccoon to death on company property.

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Polar bear researchers turn to crowdsourcing for climate change data

Polar bear researchers turn to crowdsourcing for climate change data

HELENA – Researchers studying the effects of climate change on polar bears are experimenting with the idea of crowdsourcing data as improving technology allows anybody with an Internet connection to monitor the animals’ annual migration in Canada.

November 07, 2013 11:05 am Photos

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Tester gets kudos for eliminating 'Monsanto Protection Act'

Tester gets kudos for eliminating 'Monsanto Protection Act'

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is being lauded for ending a law that ordered the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ignore judicial bans on genetically modified crops.

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Ancient Montana bug's last supper of blood still in fossil

Ancient Montana bug's last supper of blood still in fossil

WASHINGTON — In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.

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After population jump, grasshopper numbers crash

After population jump, grasshopper numbers crash

The last time custom harvester Mike Vieth cut his way across Montana, the insects fleeing his combine were enough to turn his stomach.

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Doctor, Sentinel grad, presents groundbreaking tissue research in Missoula

Doctor, Sentinel grad, presents groundbreaking tissue research in Missoula

MISSOULA — Could a person’s cells be injected into a printed 3-D model of a heart valve and work in the human body?

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Volunteers needed for anthrax simulation exercise in Billings

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the community of Billings were exposed to anthrax?

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UW researcher warns of virus decimating European livestock

UW researcher warns of virus decimating European livestock

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A University of Wyoming researcher is warning domestic livestock producers to be on the lookout for a new virus that has been decimating cattle, goats and sheep in Europe.

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Study: Wyoming wolves getting bad rap for elk decline

Stress from wolves may not be the reason behind a declining elk population near Cody, according to a study published today. The conclusion stands in contrast to previous research, which held that increased stress from wolves was behind a drop in the number of elk in the Yellowstone area.

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Migratory elk calf numbers in herd near Cody at historic lows

Migratory elk calf numbers in herd near Cody at historic lows

The migratory portion of an elk herd near Cody has hit historically low calf numbers because of drought and increased predation, according to a study released Wednesday.

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Food market reform groups eye farm bill

Food market reform groups eye farm bill

For farmers and consumer groups seeking dramatic changes in U.S. food politics, the next few weeks are crucial.

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Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Protesters rally against genetically modified foods

Opposition to genetically modified food is coming to a boil nationally and will culminate locally in a Billings protest Saturday.

May 23, 2013 8:30 pmLoading…

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