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An Old Bird Can Hatch A New Chick — Even At Age 65

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:10am

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross that researchers first tagged in 1956, has hatched what could be her 40th chick, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

Supreme Court Puts White House's Carbon Pollution Limits On Hold

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 6:21am

A decision on the Clean Power Plan could be long in coming – meaning that the rules' fate might not be determined before a new presidential administration comes into power in 2017.

Scientists Aflutter Over Gravitational Wave Rumors

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:28pm

If the rumors are true, then humanity is about to learn a lot about the heaviest stuff in the universe.

Virus Profilers Race To Figure Out What Makes Zika Tick

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:17pm

Though Zika was discovered in 1947, few scientists since had studied the virus. Now, while some check its genes, others turn to placental cells for clues to any link between Zika and birth defects.

Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 4:15pm

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

Why You'll Never Buy the Perfect Ring (and Other Valentine's Day Stories)

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:03pm

It's almost Valentine's Day, but this week we're not talking about love. Instead, we explore the other forces that drive our romantic relationships.

Sorry, Bogie, A Sigh Is Not Just A Sigh

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 6:46pm

Sighs aren't just signs of resignation, relief or the blues. Involuntary sighs are vital to lung health, say scientists who think they have figured out the brain circuitry that controls the reflex.

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:08pm

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.

Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 6:21pm

Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.

OK, Google. Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 1:52pm

It can be too easy for students to Google an assignment before they stop to think about it. Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.

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