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  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
  • Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions

    Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions
    With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children. Readying...
  • One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast

    One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast
    The most critical ingredient in beer is also the least understood. Without the biological marvel that is Saccharomyces cerevisiae -- brewer’s yeast -- beer would simply be grainy soda pop, but brewers didn’t even know that yeast existed...
  • New Mexico forecast: Cloudy with a 100% chance of grasshoppers

    New Mexico forecast: Cloudy with a 100% chance of grasshoppers
    An unusually warm winter has left Albuquerque with an army of grasshoppers, who are now flying high enough to mess with weather radar readings. With more eggs able to survive winter and hatch this spring, grasshoppers reached a point of infestation,...
  • Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes

    Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes
    For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered...
  • Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest

    Snails in your garden? Warm up your throwing arm, scientists suggest
    Sea turtles have it. So do salmon and Giant Burmese pythons. Pigeons are really famous for it. Now scientists report that some garden snails have a homing instinct too – but gardeners can overcome it with a simple heave-ho. In a two-year...
  • Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking

    Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking
    The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a little less great than it used to be. New images of the spot taken in April by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that it’s about 10,250 miles across, according to Amy Simon, an expert on Jupiter’s...
  • With gold and photons, scientists offer way to turn energy into matter

    God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Then four physicists said, “We have a simple idea for turning that light into matter” – and they may set off a race to demonstrate an idea first proposed 80 years ago....
  • Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be

    Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be
    If the notion of biting into a hamburger made from lab-cultured stem cells doesn't make your mouth water, perhaps your brain can find it appetizing. That's the view of two Dutch professors who argue that meat grown in enormous test tubes, or...
  • Trouble getting pregnant? Check your cholesterol

    Trouble getting pregnant? Check your cholesterol
    For couples looking to conceive a baby, one key roadblock could be hiding in plain sight: high lipids circulating in the bloodstream of either partner. High cholesterol readings, according to a study published Tuesday, are implicated in delayed...
  • Drought has upside: record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water

    Drought has upside: record-low rainfall means cleaner beach water
    California's drought has at least one upside: Record-low rainfall has resulted in cleaner water up and down the coast, a new report says. Ninety-five percent of California beaches earned A or B grades for water quality during the summer of 2013, a 2%...