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  • 'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'

    'Hey, Mom, wanna peer-review my research paper?'
    One of the supposed strengths of academic publishing is its reliance on a peer-review process. Someone writes a paper or collates research and others in the field assess the work for validity, accuracy and intellectual rigor before a journal publishes it....
  • More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says

    More than 5 million in state live near oil or gas well, report says
    More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Enhanced Ebola screening begins at New York's JFK airport

    Enhanced Ebola screening begins at New York's JFK airport
    Passengers arriving from the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began undergoing enhanced screening Saturday before being allowed through immigration at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, the first of five ports of...
  • Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

    Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria
    So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious? Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
  • 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,...
  • During penalty shootouts, goalies fall prey to 'gambler's fallacy'

    During penalty shootouts, goalies fall prey to 'gambler's fallacy'
    Penalty kick shootouts are not a goalkeeper’s favorite way to settle a soccer match. Alone in the net, goalies must face off against a string of kickers and try to anticipate which way the ball will come hurtling toward the goal. Psychologists...
  • Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

    Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms
    As wind farms march out into coastal waters to meet energy demands, seals are learning to use them like local grocery stores, scientists say. A few wily individuals have been spotted prowling the grids of turbines, checking for fish congregating around...
  • To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely

    To change attitudes, don't argue — agree, extremely
    What if the best way to change minds isn’t to tell people why they’re wrong, but to tell them why they’re right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up...
  • Scientists follow magma from Earth's belly to base of Mt. Rainier

    Scientists follow magma from Earth's belly to base of Mt. Rainier
    The lava that spews from the fiery rims of volcanoes originates deep in Earth’s crust, often more than 50 miles below our feet. Although scientists have a general idea where this magma comes from, it’s nearly impossible to see exactly what&...
  • Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light

    Mantis shrimp wear tinted shades to see UV light
    When you look at a mantis shrimp, you see a vivid lobster-like crustacean whose forearms can strike with the force of a .22-caliber bullet. But when a mantis shrimp looks at you, we have no idea what it sees. That’s because the mantis shrimp...
  • U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species

    U.S. reverses proposal to list wolverine as threatened species
    A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status. The biologists had recommended the protection on...