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  • Does dad's diet determine a baby's genetic fate?

    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...
  • DNA from Neanderthal toe reveals interbreeding among ancient species

    DNA from Neanderthal toe reveals interbreeding among ancient species
    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,...
  • Dogs align with magnetic fields while pooping: study

    Dogs align with magnetic fields while pooping: study
    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...
  • U.S. history end-of-course exam could be tough to pass for Fl students

    U.S. history end-of-course exam could be tough to pass for Fl students
    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. That...
  • Illegal killer whale feeding case 'worst nightmare,' biologist says

    Illegal killer whale feeding case 'worst nightmare,' biologist says
    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...
  • Fortunate to cross paths

     Fortunate to cross paths
    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. Particularly...
  • Bear-human conflicts turn serious in Central Florida community

    Bear-human conflicts turn serious in Central Florida community
    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,...
  • Bear caught, euthanized after attack on woman

    Bear caught, euthanized after attack on woman
    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...
  • Captured bear cub not likely involved in attack of woman

    Captured bear cub not likely involved in attack of woman
    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...
  • Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    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....
  • Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award

    Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award
    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...