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  • Captivity may cause stress for polar bears, but Arctic also poses problems

    PITTSBURGH Koda, the 10-year-old male polar bear at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, emerges from a cubbyhole atop the 6,000-square-foot enclosure he shares with 14-year-old Kobe. He steps out to a nearby ledge, his head bobbing and swinging from side...
  • Study: parasite infecting Florida snails poses health danger

    A rare parasite found in snails and rats that can cause serious health problems in humans and animals is more pervasive in South Florida than previously thought, a new study has found. University of Florida scientists say the nightmarishly named "rat...
  • Rat lungworm parasite reaches South Florida

    Rat lungworm parasite reaches South Florida
    GAINESVILLE — A rare parasite found in snails and rats that can cause serious health problems in humans and animals is more pervasive in South Florida than previously thought, a new study has found. University of Florida scientists say the rat...
  • Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

    U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population dangerously low. The research crew observed...
  • Nebraska Sen. Chambers renews push to ban cougar hunting

    Nebraska's longest-serving senator vowed Thursday to outlaw mountain lion hunting in Nebraska even if he has to circumvent a legislative committee to bring it to a vote. Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha said Nebraska's mountain lion population is so small...
  • DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago

    DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
    DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago. The discovery, published Thursday in Science, could mean there was more contact between early farmers...
  • Scientists examine mysterious rise in East Coast sea levels

    Scientists examine mysterious rise in East Coast sea levels
    A few years ago, in 2009 and 2010, a string of unexplained floods and unusually high tides struck the East Coast. There was no easy explanation. No hurricane. No winter storm. But the waters kept spilling across the shoreline — from North Carolina's...
  • Freakish weather on both coasts: Two parts of a whole

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Hunkering down for the winter storm battering much of the East Coast, Atlanta canceled school on Wednesday, as Boston topped 100 inches of snow for the season. Lake Superior, now 95 percent covered with ice, resembles a super-sized...
  • Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

    Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a...
  • Does the Supreme Court care that Americans support gay marriage?

    WASHINGTON As Noah Rothman of the conservative blog Hot Air put it Friday, polls show that "gay marriage is so popular that even Republicans are coming around." A new CNN/ORC poll found that 63 percent of Americans side with gay and lesbian couples on...
  • Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

    Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says
    There’s no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they’ve identified a clue to help doctors predict who’s at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night. Older adults who said they slept more than...