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  • Seminole County woman hospitalized after bear attack, FWC says

    Seminole County woman hospitalized after bear attack, FWC says
    What started as an ordinary dog walk Wednesday night ended with a woman in the hospital, the latest victim of a Central Florida bear attack. Wildlife officers said 68-year-old Jeanne Barber's dog yanked at its leash and pulled her down when it spotted...
  • Bear cubs killed in collision in Orange County

    Bear cubs killed in collision in Orange County
    When two bear cubs were hit and killed Friday night on Kelly Park Road, wildlife biologists worried about their mama. She was not with the two little bears when they died. Rather than take the cubs away, officers with the Florida Fish & Wildlife...
  • L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans

     L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans
    ┬áL. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians — the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more — has died. He was 73. Coles, a physician who started his medical career delivering babies but was a...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
  • Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo

    Planet Earth, the half-empty zoo
    "If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news. But that is happening in the great outdoors." — Ken Norris, director of science at the Zoological Society of London, to The Guardian Now relocate Ken Norris'...
  • Nova wins $8.5 million grant to study Gulf of Mexico

    Nova wins $8.5 million grant to study Gulf of Mexico
    A fund established by the British oil company BP after the catastrophic 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico has awarded Nova Southeastern University $8.5 million for research projects. A team led by the university's highly regarded Oceanographic Center...
  • Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher

    Dorothea 'Doris' von Kessler, researcher
    Dorothea "Doris" von Kessler, a retired medical researcher, died of cancer Sunday at her Sparks-Glencoe home. She was 78. Born Dorothea Edith Maria Poeschl in Vienna, Austria, she was the daughter of Rudolf Poeschl, a leather manufacturer, and Marion...
  • Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant

    Tree sap turns table on bug trap plant
    Some 40 million years ago around the Baltic Sea coast, an insect-killing plant was busy trapping bugs. Its leaves, about as long as a pencil eraser, eventually fell into sticky sap, which hardened to amber and stayed there until miners scooped it up,...
  • New antibiotic teixobactin kills drug-resistant superbugs, study says

    New antibiotic teixobactin kills drug-resistant superbugs, study says
    Using soil from a grassy field in Maine and a miniaturized diffusion chamber, scientists have cultivated a microbe that could help tame the spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. When tricked into growing in a lab, the microbe makes a compound that...
  • Stevenson student interns in now-published scientific research project

    Fire up that dictionary application, or reach for a real one if you can. Even Fyuan “Diane” Jiang has a tough time putting into layman’s terms exactly what she’s done. “The watered-down version is I grew E. coli,”...
  • Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists

    The carcasses of thousands of small birds called Cassin's auklets have been washing ashore over the last few months from Northern California up to the north coast of Washington. Scientists along the Pacific Coast have been trying to determine what is...