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  • Sunshine vitamin D boosts survival chances in bowel cancer: study

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to research published on Wednesday. Scientists who studied almost 1,600 patients after surgery for bowel cancer...
  • Exclusive: Roosters' fertility problem hits U.S. chicken supply, lifts prices

    (Reuters) - The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U.S. poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef and pork prices...
  • Endangered bats found only in South Florida find haven at golf course

    MIAMI Giselle Hosein peers into the dark sky above a manicured fairway on the Coral Gables Granada Golf Course, trying hard to see what she can so far only hear: an elusive Florida bonneted bat, among the rarest in the world. "It took me three or four...
  • You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

    You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery
    Only rarely does a group tour come along that makes the most fiercely independent traveler’s heart beat faster -- a journey so complex that you couldn’t pull it off alone, and so unusual that you can’t help yearning to go. An...
  • New fossil find reveals tiny hedgehog the size of your thumb

    New fossil find reveals tiny hedgehog the size of your thumb
    Researchers in British Columbia have unearthed a 52 million year old fossil of the smallest hedgehog known to science. The animal was fully grown when it died, and just two inches long -- about the length of your thumb. The research team named it...
  • Fossil's 21-foot wingspan shows Pelagornis was 'largest flying bird'

    Fossil's 21-foot wingspan shows <i>Pelagornis</i> was 'largest flying bird'
    Sometimes finding a skeleton in a closet can be a good thing – if you’re a paleontologist. Meet Pelagornis sandersi, a giant bird with a wingspan 21 feet across – so wide that it could have been the size of a (very) small plane. The...
  • Salt Watch: Restaurant study finds chains can't shake salt

    Salt Watch: Restaurant study finds chains can't shake salt
    While some restaurant chains are shaking the salt habit, others are adding more sodium to their meals, according to a new study just released. Researchers for the Center for Science in the Public Interest reviewed 136 meals from 17 top restaurant chains ...
  • HealthCare.gov site stumps 'highly educated' millennials. Here's why

    Millennials who struggled to sign up for health insurance on HealthCare.gov have some simple advice for the Obama administration: Make the website more like Yelp or TurboTax. President Obama famously told doubters that they could use the government&...
  • Fossil of world's smallest hedgehog unearthed in Canada

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You've heard of Sonic the Hedgehog, the video game character. But how about the half-pint hedgehog, the tiniest one that ever lived? Scientists on Tuesday described fossils from Canada of a hedgehog the size of a shrew about 2...
  • Scientist's vine research could illuminate climate change

    MILWAUKEE Stefan Schnitzer wields an unusual instrument for a scientist a machete. Schnitzer, of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, studies woody vines in the...
  • Undersea mission in Florida Keys concludes with significant accomplishments

    MIAMI Outside the view port of the underwater habitat Aquarius, during the Fabien Cousteau-led Mission 31, a Goliath Grouper nicknamed Sylvia attacked a barracuda while a reef shark and aquanauts watched in delight. "Oh, did you see that?" one of the...