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  • Is the Pacific Ocean radioactive? You can help find out

    As a marine chemist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution who has been studying the effects of Japan’s Fukushima reactor leak since right after it happened, Ken Buesseler had long grown frustrated with the repeated scare stories he was seeing...
  • Italian cooking legend Marcella Hazan dies

    Italian cooking legend Marcella Hazan dies
    Marcella Hazan, whose many cookbooks introduced Americans to the true food of Italy, died Sunday morning at her home in Longboat Key, Fla., according to her husband, Victor Hazan. She was 89 and had been in failing health for several months. Her...
  • Valencia oranges, under siege in California, fight to survive

    Valencia oranges, under siege in California, fight to survive
    PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. — The vista from the foothills of Mt. Palomar recalls classic citrus labels, a sea of green dotted with bright orange fruits. Frost-free, with south-facing slopes, pure water and good drainage, this is among the best land in...
  • Broccoli could be key to fighting inflammation, arthritis

    Broccoli could be key to fighting inflammation, arthritis
    Broccoli is supposed to be good for you, right? That's what Mom said. But now, researchers in Britain say the veg might be a veritable fountain of youth -- or at least a way to slow painful inflammation and degenerative joint disease such as arthritis....
  • Taking coffee seriously, UC Davis opens Coffee Center for scientific research

    Taking coffee seriously, UC Davis opens Coffee Center for scientific research
    Coffee is no small part of our daily lives. If you need more evidence of just how vital it has become, UC Davis has opened a coffee-centric training center to give scientists a place to study every aspect of coffee production and global trade. "We think...
  • Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds

    Mammogram screenings don't reduce cancer death rates, study finds
    Yearly mammography screenings for women ages 40 to 59 do not reduce breast cancer deaths, even though they make a diagnosis of illness more likely, according to a long-term study of nearly 90,000 Canadian women. The research, published Tuesday in the...
  • Cancer screening expert to radiologists: Stop lying about mammograms

    Cancer screening expert to radiologists: Stop lying about mammograms
    When it comes to using mammograms as a tool to screen women for breast cancer, how do you define success? At a minimum, you’d want to know that women who get mammograms are less likely to die of breast cancer than women who didn’t get the...
  • A blood test to predict imminent death? Would you want to take it?

    A blood test to predict imminent death? Would you want to take it?
    Here are some findings that could scare you to death: In a study published this week, Finnish and Estonian researchers report that they have identified specific levels of four chemicals circulating in the blood that offer a reliable signal that death is...
  • Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat

    Family hallucinates after eating LSD-tainted meat
    Police are investigating an incident involving a Tampa, Fla., family who reported having hallucinations after eating meat found to be tainted with LSD last week. The family of four, including Jessica Rosado, who was nine months pregnant, and partner...
  • In defense of Common Core

    In defense of Common Core
    If there's anything more surprising than how quickly and calmly 45 states embraced the new Common Core curriculum standards, it's how quickly and contentiously the backlash erupted. The standards, which California adopted in 2010, outline the skills and...
  • Are kids getting too much screen time? Parents aren't sweating it

    Are kids getting too much screen time? Parents aren't sweating it
    Among the zillions of decisions that moms and dads make about how to parent,  it might seem that determining the appropriate amount of time young children can spend watching TV and playing on tablets and smart phones might be big one. But it turns out...