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  • Dive deep for historic riches at home or on vacation travels

    Each week, "Florida Flashback" celebrates our area's past and its preservation. When we travel, we take that love of history along, of course. So here's a vacation postcard from a recent visit to the other west coast — to Monterey Bay in California,...
  • Actor Michael Pitt found 'I Origins' a learning experience

    Actor Michael Pitt loves two things, in particular, about "I Origins." He has stuck around for screenings and stayed after for discussions and noticed there is a point in the movie where a good portion of the audience begins to cry. "And that's really...
  • STAP stem cell controversy ends in suicide for Japanese scientist

    A Japanese scientist who played an instrumental role in two discredited studies about a new type of stem cells hanged himself at his research institute in Kobe, according to media reports there. Yoshiki Sasai, a deputy director of the RIKEN Center for...
  • Panther comeback in Florida means lost cattle for ranchers, study finds

    The Florida panther nearly died out in the 1990s, but conservation efforts since then have more than quadrupled the number of the endangered cats -- and research shows that may be bad news for cattle ranchers. For centuries, more than 1,000 panthers,...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
  • UCF's Kyle Cox proves there really is such a thing as a student-athlete

    UCF's Kyle Cox proves there really is such a thing as a student-athlete
    Kyle Cox has worn plenty of white medical coats the past few years. The one he put on Monday morning was the fashion statement of a lifetime. "Lab coats, they're different," he said. "They're much less formal than this bad boy." He gazed down at the...
  • Summer center can be 'life-changing' experience for students

    Summer center can be 'life-changing' experience for students
    Ari'Yonna Vrathwaite thought she would be a music producer when she grew up, until she started attending a program at the National Aquarium this week. Now, the program that gets students involved in research about the Chesapeake Bay watershed has given...
  • Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake

     Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake
    Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel. It's the third...
  • Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say

    Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say
    For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it's grown. But in some cases, understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective...
  • Keep wolverines protected, scientists urge Interior Department

    Dozens of the nation’s leading conservation scientists on Thursday expressed strong concern over a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official’s order to override a recommendation by federal biologists that wolverines deserve threatened species...
  • Killer sperm: Sexual 'arms race' takes its toll on females

    Killer sperm: Sexual 'arms race' takes its toll on females
    Sure, nobody really thinks of worm sperm as being cute and cuddly -- assuming one thinks about them at all -- but who would have thought they were stone cold killers? In a paper published Tuesday in PLOS Biology, a team of researchers who apparently...