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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories

    Even bumblebees 'merge' their memories
    Bumblebees are just as guilty of merging memories as NBC anchor Brian Williams, it turns out. A new study, published online Thursday in the journal Current Biology, suggests that Bombus terrestrisĀ is prone to a type of memory error common among humans...
  • Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns

    Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness — the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space. It's from just 900 million years after the big bang, and the old quasar — a...
  • Deadly diarrhea disease C. difficile infects almost 500,000 in U.S. each year

    Deadly diarrhea disease C. difficile infects almost 500,000 in U.S. each year
    Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes swelling of the colon and potentially deadly bouts of diarrhea, infects almost half a million people each year and contributes to the deaths of 29,000, according to new research. In a paper published...
  • Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

    Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild. A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates in real-time field measurements what...
  • 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...
  • Los Angeles has the right DNA to become biotech hub

    Los Angeles has the right DNA to become biotech hub
    As the Great Recession decimated U.S. job growth, one sector continued to thrive: biotechnology. Encompassing everything from medical device manufacturing to biopharmaceutical development and the latest diagnostic tools, this industry will no doubt...
  • 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...
  • California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease

    California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease
    A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal...