• This Wednesday, April 24, 2002 photo shows a gel image of the DNA of 96 horses displayed on a computer monitor at the UC Davis veterinary genetics lab in Davis, Calif. DNA is an information-storing molecule; the genes passed from generation to generation transmit the blueprints for creating the organism. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her “digital attic” — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.

  • In this July 2007 file photo, a loon with a chick on its back makes its way across Pierce Pond near North New Portland, Maine. Generations have passed since common loons could be seen throughout Massachusetts. But a Maine-based conservation group is out to change that with a plan to transplant loon chicks to Massachusetts during the summer of 2106. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

    Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back

    WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — The common loon’s haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago.