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  • Lab technician: Intense but fulfilling job

    Denisa Mateev said her job as a hospital laboratory associate can be rewarding -- and intense. "There's no room for error, as we deal with something most precious: human life," she said. "So when you come into work, you don't just give 100 percent, but...
  • Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]

    Sidewinder snake helps engineers design a better robot [VIDEO]
    If a future Mars rover plans to climb up something steep, it might have to look something like a sidewinder snake. These rattlesnakes have an unusual way of moving across sandy surfaces, and engineers have been trying to replicate it. If they succeed,...
  • Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents

    Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents
    The mama bear stumbled like a drunk through the forest, smack into a pine tree. Down she went, dusting up a clump of dry leaves. The woozy bear, still shaking off the effects of a tranquilizer, tried to raise herself again and again to search for her...
  • Bear's eye view: Study puts cameras, GPS collars on Wekiva bears

    Wildlife biologists are putting tracking collars and cameras on bears near Central Florida neighborhoods. The devices, which rely on GPS technology, beam the animal's location to a computer every half-hour and may help the study team understand where...
  • Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer

    Gene patterns may play role in breast cancer
    About one in eight women in the United States will contract breast cancer in her lifetime. Now new research from Tel Aviv University-affiliated researchers, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, has provided another tool to help women,...
  • More sea turtles come to Florida, but reasons are mysterious

    More sea turtles come to Florida, but reasons are mysterious
    This year's early count of sea turtles nesting on Florida beaches is encouraging, though there are many unknowns in the numbers. Welcome to the mysterious world of sea turtles, which spend much of their life far from Florida's beaches encountering...
  • The art of biology, seen through the eyes of scientists

    The art of biology, seen through the eyes of scientists
    A great deal of biology research isn’t visible to the naked eye. But that doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. Don’t agree? Check out the winners of this year’s BioArt competition. BioArt is an annual contest run by the...
  • Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway

    Primitive fish found for first time in Chicago waterway
    State fish biologists were looking for Asian carp. What they found, last week in the North Shore Channel in Lincolnwood, was something much better: a spotted gar, an ancient fish that has never before been seen in Chicago waterways, according to...
  • 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...