| 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...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:11 PM
African elephants really get the point -- the finger point that is.
At least that's the conclusion of a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology that examined the behavior of 11 pachyderms who were pointed in the direction of hidden...
| 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...
| 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 12, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Who needs a file smuggled inside a cake?
A mother bear made her great escape Wednesday night by pulling apart a chain-link fence at an Apopka rehab center, fleeing with her two bear cubs in tow.
But their independence was short-lived.
| Dec 12, 2013
Most of Chicago's major zoos and museums are more than just showpieces for their collections, animal or anthropological.
Two new scientific studies — both based in the Bahamas and deriving from 18 or more years of work there — highlight...
| Dec 15, 2013
Cutting edge companies often walk a tightrope between regulators trying to keep their technologies under control and marketers trying to push them out to consumers as fast as possible.
That's where a Silicon Valley company named 23andMe is today. The...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Researchers have discovered that the massive oarfish hosts several types of parasites, revealing clues about the serpent-like fish’s habitat, UC Santa Barbara announced this week.
Parasitologists at the university obtained small tissue samples --...
| Sep 25, 2013
WADDY, Ky. — Twenty-five years ago, David Wilson commenced breeding a chicken meant to equal the finest birds grown in France.
In 1988, Wilson was selling squab to a restaurant in Louisville, Ky. Ed Garber owned that restaurant, and Garber had...