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  • 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...
  • About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says

    About half of kids' learning ability is in their DNA, study says
    You may think you’re better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you’re probably equally good (or bad) at both. The reason: The genes that determine a person’s ability to tackle one subject influence...
  • 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&...
  • Study casts doubt on rate of Antarctic sea ice growth

    Study casts doubt on rate of Antarctic sea ice growth
    A new study suggests that scientists must reexamine records that show increases in Antarctic sea ice since 1979. Researchers found that something changed in the way satellite data get converted into ice cover, but they can’t yet identify the exact...
  • Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows

    Rain of asteroids melted early Earth, boiled its oceans, study shows
    When you look up at the moon’s pockmarked face, you’re actually staring at Earth’s early history. The rain of asteroids that pummeled the lunar surface hit our planet too — it’s just that erosion and plate tectonics blotted...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • Warrior or nanny? Social spiders' personalities match their jobs

    Warrior or nanny? Social spiders' personalities match their jobs
    If you thought spiders weren’t scary enough on their own, maybe it’s time to meet the social spiders – eight-legged creepy crawlers who actually live in colonies and raise their young together. Scientists studying these spiders with a...
  • Colorado River researchers find signs of ancient, devastating floods

    Colorado River researchers find signs of ancient, devastating floods
    Scientists say it would have been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. If the Glen Canyon Dam had failed, it would have changed the lives of millions of people and reshaped the history of the American West. Only a lucky break in the weather...
  • A wrinkle in time: Finding the ice age in urban Los Angeles

    A wrinkle in time: Finding the ice age in urban Los Angeles
    Just beyond the traffic and palm trees of Wilshire Boulevard, hidden beneath the shadows of nondescript office buildings, lie the tar-slicked bones of many thousand long-dead creatures. These unfortunates found themselves mired in the sticky bitumen...
  • Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory

    Dinosaur hunter is making prehistory
    Scott Richardson is up at dawn, standing atop a rocky ridgeline near his base camp, a solitary figure in the slanting light. He surveys a primordial wilderness of dry creek beds and stands of juniper and pinyon pine. "This is dinosaur country," he says,...