| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Men may want to double down on a healthy diet and clean living in the months before procreation, according to a study that suggests a father’s vitamin B9 deficiency may contribute to birth defects in offspring.
The findings, published online...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A 50,000-year-old toe bone found in a Siberian cave is giving scientists a surprising view of the breeding habits of early humans.
In what has been described as a “Lord of the Rings”-type world, researchers say that Homo sapiens,...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Dogs can typically smell and hear far better than their human companions. Now it appears they can sense Earth’s magnetic field too, say a team of biologists – and they show it when they poop.
These canine compasses prefer to align themselves...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:34 AM
Florida students taking the state's end-of-course exam in U.S. history this spring could find passing it tough. The state's proposed scoring plan predicts a more than 40 percent failure rate, if this year's test takers perform like last year's.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A prominent marine biologist who was fined $12,500 for feeding killer whales in an effort to lure them closer to her video cameras says the yearslong case was the "worst nightmare I could ever imagine."
In addition to the fine, Nancy Black -- whose work...
| Jan 5, 2014
Ilyse Weinshall and John Vanderah were never supposed to meet.
"He's a Catholic boy from East Dubuque, Iowa, and I'm a Jewish girl from Long Island, N.Y.," says Ilyse, 47.
"It's a miracle we ever crossed paths at all," adds John, 48.
| 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...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers.
The investigation of U.S....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...