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Sci/Tech

Take a Walk on Mars — in Your Own Living Room

October 19, 2017 - When NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they can don a mixed-reality headset...

U.S. Winter Outlook: NOAA forecasters predict cooler, wetter North and warmer, drier South

October 19, 2017 - Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released the U.S. Winter Outlook today, with La Nina potentially emerging for the second...

Battling Flames Increases Firefighters’ Exposure to Carcinogens

Oct. 19, 2017 - The threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more...

Want to control your dreams? Here’s how you can

Oct. 19, 2017 - New research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid...

NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth’s Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

October 12, 2017 - A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in...

How animals got their spots and stripes – according to maths

Ian Grainger/Shutterstock October 8, 2017 - The natural world presents a palette of beautiful complexity. From the peacock tail and the eyespots of a butterfly,...

The Moringa tree enters the arsenal of treatments against chronic diseases

Moringa leaves are about 30% protein and have abundant levels of vitamins and minerals. Flickr/Books for Life Carrie Waterman, University of California, Davis October 8, 2017 -...

Study: Supporting owls compatible with managing forests for fire, drought

ALBANY, California October 5, 2017 - In what is believed to be the largest spotted owl study in terms of area analyzed, remote sensing...

Macho pursuits dominate assessments of risky behavior, reinforcing gender stereotypes

Oct. 5, 2017 - Women can be just as risky as men - or even riskier - when the conventional macho measures of daring...

The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Cryo-electron microscopy explained (video)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2017 - Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson have claimed this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The trio earned the...

Stanford researchers found an algorithm that explains how ants create and repair trail networks

October 3, 2017 - Imagine you’re a member of the Cephalotes goniodontus species, an arboreal ant with a Darth Vader-like head that has inspired...

Robot Spelunkers Go for a Dip

September 27, 2017 - NASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder...

New study shows aggressive policing link to major crime

Sept. 27, 2017 - A reduction in the systematic and aggressive enforcement of minor violations by police may reduce major crime complaints, suggests a...

How forest fires spoil wine

Sept. 27, 2017 - If wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy,...

Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies in Vietnam, study suggests

OXFORD, Sept. 27, 2017 -  Exposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in...

Dino-killing asteroid’s impact on bird evolution

ITHACA, N.Y. Sept. 21, 2017- Human activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant...

Forest fire pollution wreaks havoc on wildlife

Sept. 20, 2017 - Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the...

UAlberta physicists upend what is known about northern lights

Sept. 19, 2017 - What scientists thought caused certain classes of northern lights is not what causes certain classes of northern lights. In a landmark...

NASA Satellites that Measure Ice Loss Nearly Out of Fuel

Sept. 14, 2017 - With one of its twin satellites almost out of fuel after more than 15 years of chasing each other around...

Antidepressants Associated with Significantly Elevated Risk of Death, Researchers Find

HAMILTON, ON, Sept. 18, 2014 – Antidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by...