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  • For a career change, how about worm farming?

    For a career change, how about worm farming?
    Some people see worms as wriggly, slimy crawlers, but Bill Clark saw them as a second career move. "I was an [air] traffic controller at Newport News. I had done that for 30 some years and you have to retire at age 56. So I was looking for… a...
  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery

    South Windsor Man Charged In 2013 Vernon Bank Robbery
    VERNON — A 22-year-old South Windsor man who police say robbed a Vernon bank a year ago used some of the $76,000 he stole to buy and fix up a 1988 Camaro and to buy marijuana to resell, according to the warrant for his arrest. Police said Dionige...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • Police say DNA from aborted fetus led to arrest in assault on 14-year-old

    Police say DNA from aborted fetus led to arrest in assault on 14-year-old
    KISSIMMEE — DNA from an aborted fetus led to the arrest last weekend of a suspect charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook, according to police records. Kevon Butler, 23, was charged over the July Fourth holiday weekend...
  • Soil's texture as important as its fertility

    Soil's texture as important as its fertility
    Living in a region with a usually wonderful climate comes at a cost: nasty storms, torrid summers and really bad soil. It might not even be rightly called soil. It is practically inevitable that whether you garden in pots or the ground, you will need to...
  • JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest

    JHU students develop more comfortable defibrillator vest
    For those waiting on surgery to place a defibrillator inside their chest, special vests can deliver lifesaving shocks in the event of a heart arrhythmia. But the downside, some say, is that the vests are so uncomfortable some patients don't wear them...
  • Gov. McAuliffe: Let's juice Virginia biotech

    Gov. McAuliffe: Let's juice Virginia biotech
    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants 10 suggestions from state's biotechnology sector to help Virginia improve its climate for the growing industry. McAuliffe said Wednesday that he's asked for the recommendations by Sept. 1, and that the push...
  • Rare bumblebee rebounding? Sightings create hopeful buzz

    SEATTLE For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. The second was when the calls and emails started rolling in. Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the...
  • Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections

    Quick-acting protein could be used to fight viral infections
    When a virus enters a cell, the invasion is not welcome. The cell goes into a defensive mode, with one particular gene expressing a protein whose long scientific name oligoadenylate synthetases-like protein is more easily referred to as OASL. That...
  • Nature's dying migrant worker

    SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, Calif. On a cool January day in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Steve Ellis culled his sick bees. The only sounds were their steady buzz and the chuffing of the smoker he used to keep them calm as he opened the hives, one...