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  • Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says

    Earth is on track for a mass extinction, and humans are to blame, study says
    Today’s animal species are disappearing at a rate up to 100 times higher than they did in the past -- and humans are responsible, a new study warns. Since the year 1500, at least 338 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish have...
  • 'Jurassic World' paleontologist wants to turn a chicken into a dinosaur

    'Jurassic World' paleontologist wants to turn a chicken into a dinosaur
    Jack Horner says he's shaped his life around two childhood dreams: to be a paleontologist and to have a pet dinosaur. His first dream has already come true. He found his first dinosaur bone at age 8, near his home in Montana. In the six decades since,...
  • Natural History Museum renames Dinosaur Hall for Director Jane Pisano

    Natural History Museum renames Dinosaur Hall for Director Jane Pisano
    The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County held its bi-annual Dinosaur Ball on Saturday evening at which trustees, museum staff and other guests gave Director Jane Pisano a monster of an honor. The museum announced it would be renaming its...
  • Nobel laureate quits post after firestorm over 'girls' in science remarks

    Nobel laureate quits post after firestorm over 'girls' in science remarks
    One of the world’s most distinguished scientists resigned from his post at a top British university on Thursday after his comment that the presence of “girls” in the scientific lab leads to romance and tears when they are criticized....
  • June 15: Watch out for that eclipse and full moon, Gemini

    Gemini 05.21-06.20 A lunar eclipse and full moon might prove unsettling for a few hours. This is not the best time to begin a new business project because ambitions may not be realizable. Cancer 06.21-07.22 Today's lunar eclipse may remind you that it...
  • Who's to blame when fake science gets published?

    Who's to blame when fake science gets published?
    The now-discredited study got headlines because it offered hope. It seemed to prove that our sense of empathy, our basic humanity, could overcome prejudice and bridge seemingly irreconcilable differences. It was heartwarming, and it was utter bunkum....
  • Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell

    Before Messenger crashes on Mercury, NASA bids spacecraft farewell
    NASA’s Messenger spacecraft is about to end its mission with a bang. After spending more than four years and 4,100 orbits circling the closest planet to the sun, the satellite will crash into Mercury’s crater-pocked surface April 30. NASA...
  • Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution

    Fossilized whale bone in African desert holds clues to human evolution
    A 22-foot beaked whale that apparently took a wrong turn up an African river about 17 million years ago may offer clues to the climate-change forces that shaped human evolution. Lost for more than 30 years, the fossilized beak with part of the jaw...
  • Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people

    Britain moves toward allowing creation of babies from DNA of 3 people
    In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people. Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
  • Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science

    Vaccine controversy latest collision of politics and science
    While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times. But the debate that arose this week over childhood...
  • Bird carcasses along Pacific shore baffle biologists

    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...