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  • New robot learns from plain speech, not computer code [Video]

    New robot learns from plain speech, not computer code [Video]
    In a small kitchen, an amateur cook roots around in the cupboard for a package of ramen. He fills a pot with water, tosses in the noodles, and sets them on the stove to cook. But this chef won’t enjoy the fruits of his labor. That’s because...
  • 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,...
  • Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use

    Southland falls short of achieving 20% voluntary cut in water use
    Southern Californians have fallen far short of achieving the 20% voluntary cut in water use sought by Gov. Jerry Brown in the face of the deep drought afflicting every corner of the state. A recent statewide survey found that urban water use in...
  • Blocking Californians' beach access will soon carry a hefty fine

    Blocking Californians' beach access will soon carry a hefty fine
    Frustrated beachgoers this summer will finally have a remedy against anyone who blocks public access to California's shoreline. Under a new law that takes effect Tuesday, the California Coastal Commission will for the first time have the authority to...
  • NASA Mars test a success. Now to master the parachute

    NASA Mars test a success. Now to master the parachute
    Halfway to space in the skies above Hawaii, NASA successfully tested its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, a vehicle equipped with new technology for ferrying heavy payloads to Mars. A massive balloon lifted the saucer-shaped vehicle from a naval base...
  • Tibetans get high-altitude edge from extinct Denisovans' genes

    Forget climbing Mt. Everest — for most humans, just eking out a living on the harsh Tibetan plateau is challenge enough. But Tibetan people have thrived there for thousands of years, and a new study says it's thanks to a genetic adaptation they...
  • Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations

    Share of CSU students who now have healthcare exceeds expectations
    New data show the number of students without health insurance on California State University campuses dropped by 60% after Obamacare enrollment, defying concerns that not enough young people would sign up for health insurance. The Affordable Care Act,...
  • Dinosaurs were neither cold-blooded nor warm-blooded, study finds

    Dinosaurs were neither cold-blooded nor warm-blooded, study finds
    Dinosaurs have long been thought of as slow, lumbering, cold-blooded animals, akin to reptiles like the crocodile and the lizard – but there’s been increasing signs in recent years that they may have been warm-blooded, as mammals and birds...
  • 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...
  • Walk now to walk through arthritis later

    Walk now to walk through arthritis later
    Feeling achy? Got creaky knees? Joint pain from osteoarthritis? They’ve got a new drug for that that and it’s completely free: walking. Scientists say taking as few as 6,000 steps per day may help older adults remain active in their golden...