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  • Small sea scallop is big business for Virginia

    Small sea scallop is big business for Virginia
    When seafood lovers think Virginia, they think oysters and blue crabs -- two iconic species of the Chesapeake Bay. But when it comes to seafood revenue, neither the oyster nor the blue crab is the cash cow that the little sea scallop represents for...
  • Altadena-based group has its eye on wildlife-rich Cottonwood Canyon

    On a modest stretch of Linda Vista Avenue near the La Caņada Flintridge-Pasadena border lies a nondescript piece of land whose dry shrubs and trees hide a rich biodiversity of life. An old wire fence offers one entrance into Cottonwood Canyon, an 11-...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
  • Rattlesnake repertoire boosts snake-like robot's skills

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How do you make a better snake robot? You study snakes, of course. Researchers on Thursday said they conducted experiments to learn precisely how sidewinder rattlesnakes are able to climb sandy hills, then applied the reptiles'...
  • Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action

    Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS. The sophisticated imaging technology...
  • Single neuron hub orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit

    Single neuron hub orchestrates activity of an entire brain circuit
    Tel Aviv — The idea of mapping the brain is not new. Researchers have known for years that the key to treating, curing, and even preventing brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, is to understand how the...
  • HIV's infection tactics could guide AIDS vaccine, study finds

    HIV's infection tactics could guide AIDS vaccine, study finds
    New research that sheds light on the methods and machinery used by HIV to infect cells provides insight into the tricky virus that potentially could guide the development of a vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS, according to U.S. government and...
  • A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth

    A man-made attempt to save the rarest fish on Earth
    Olin Feuerbacher took a deep breath and plunged into the warm aquamarine water of a 100,000-gallon concrete and fiberglass tank in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Twenty feet beneath the surface, Feuerbacher inched his way across the bottom,...
  • Nobel discovery opens window onto Alzheimer's disease

    LONDON (Reuters) - The discovery of cells in the brain that act as the body's internal global positioning system, which won three scientists the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, opens an intriguing new window onto dementia. Since these spatial cells...
  • In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap

    In wake of drought and fires, turtle habitat becomes death trap
    Biologists strode along the cracked, dry mud surrounding this evaporating north Los Angeles County lake last week, pausing periodically to pick up an emaciated turtle and wash alkaline dust off its head and carapace. "A lot of these animals are severely...
  • Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth

    Jackson Lab Opens To Big Hopes For Bioscience Growth
    FARMINGTON — The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine opens next week, and many hope that it will elevate Greater Hartford as a hub for research in health care and biological sciences by attracting some of the best minds in those fields. The...