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  • Lab technician: Intense but fulfilling job

    Denisa Mateev said her job as a hospital laboratory associate can be rewarding -- and intense. "There's no room for error, as we deal with something most precious: human life," she said. "So when you come into work, you don't just give 100 percent, but...
  • Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]

    Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]
    If a future Mars rover plans to climb up something steep, it might have to look something like a sidewinder snake. These rattlesnakes have an unusual way of moving across sandy surfaces, and engineers have been trying to replicate it. If they succeed,...
  • Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents

    Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents
    The mama bear stumbled like a drunk through the forest, smack into a pine tree. Down she went, dusting up a clump of dry leaves. The woozy bear, still shaking off the effects of a tranquilizer, tried to raise herself again and again to search for her...
  • BLM: Act now to protect grouse or lose development rights later

    WASHINGTON The federal government's plan to protect a plump, chickenlike bird, the greater sage grouse, is not yet final, but one agency is already critical in the effort. The stewardship of 50 million acres of sagebrush country managed by the Bureau...
  • Local mountain lions dwindling, roads and inbreeding endangering them further

    If land managers, transportation planners and wildlife officials don't act soon, according to a recently released study, Orange County, Calif. could lose the last of its mountain lions. Already, the population has dropped to fewer than 20, scientists...
  • Meditation, mindfulness gaining popularity in tech hubs

    In an age of smartphones, instant messaging and 24/7 availability, it's increasingly hard to find time to step away and reconnect with one's self, especially in fast-paced tech hubs like Silicon Valley. But before you lock your smartphone in a closet for...
  • More sea turtles come to Florida, but reasons are mysterious

    More sea turtles come to Florida, but reasons are mysterious
    This year's early count of sea turtles nesting on Florida beaches is encouraging, though there are many unknowns in the numbers. Welcome to the mysterious world of sea turtles, which spend much of their life far from Florida's beaches encountering...
  • Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer

    Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer
    About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women,...
  • Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods. The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...
  • The art of biology, seen through the eyes of scientists

    The art of biology, seen through the eyes of scientists
    A great deal of biology research isn’t visible to the naked eye. But that doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. Don’t agree? Check out the winners of this year’s BioArt competition. BioArt is an annual contest run by the...
  • BRAIN initiative is underway, funding new ways to map cells, circuits

    BRAIN initiative is underway, funding new ways to map cells, circuits
    Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of...