| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Max Ataka loves insects. All kinds, from the beetles on his T-shirt to the Anise swallowtail butterfly perched on the back of his hand. The 12-year-old loves the colors, the weird behaviors, the fact that he can actually handle them.
"When I was a baby,...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Until Monday, Florida black bears were mostly a source of awe and amusement to their suburban neighbors.
Sure, bear complaints were rising. The big lugs made repeated appearances in areas throughout Seminole County and other Central Florida communities,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists caught a 200-pound bear in the Longwood neighborhood where a woman was injured by a bear Monday night.
The trapped female bear "closely fits the description of the animal that was involved" in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Wildlife officials will hold a female bear cub caught in a trap Tuesday night, but they doubt it was the animal involved in an attack on a Longwood-area woman.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers found the cub in one of the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:30 AM
With a charming, flawed heroine straight out of Jane Austen, a Dickensian rags-to-riches story and thwarted romances that hark back to the Brontës, Elizabeth Gilbert has taken cues from the greatest 19th century writers for her big 19th century-style...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
MEXICO CITY — The cultural ecology of any great city is a complex organism, its shape shifting over time. But in the modern era, always it starts with the same ingredient. It starts with artists, the yeast that makes the dough rise. Without them,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:18 PM
The timber rattlesnake, which is extinct in Rhode Island and Maine, is one of Connecticut's endangered species and is reportedly is losing the battle with humans, a trend that should be reversed.
Timber rattlesnakes find welcoming habitat in central...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Cats are stealthy, but this kind is a pro -- it’s been hiding in plain sight for years. A whole new species of Brazilian feline has been discovered after scientists analyzed the DNA of several different wild cat populations.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:05 AM
LAKEFIELD - When Jerry Ackermann had some of his crop drown out this spring, he opted to plant purple-topped turnips and tillage radish on the prevented plant acres - the same crops he's tried in each of the last three years to seed into fields of...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:04 AM
23andMe, the Google-backed personal genetics company, said it would no longer offer health-related results from its genetic tests to customers after a recent warning from federal regulators.
The move comes about two weeks after the Mountain View, Calif....