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  • 'Wonder material': Scientists create graphene in kitchen blender

    'Wonder material': Scientists create graphene in kitchen blender
    Kids, do not try this at home: Scientists have found that they can create high-quality graphene sheets using a kitchen blender and ordinary dishwasher detergent. The findings, published in the journal Nature Materials, outline a fresh way to create...
  • People's love for cats is unrequited, study indicates

    People's love for cats is unrequited, study indicates
    The agony of unrequited love. It may be what keeps us devoted to the felines in our lives. A recent study confirms what cat owners have long known. Our cats understand us when we talk to them, they just don't give a fig about what we have to say. A...
  • Dr. M. Daniel Lane, Hopkins biochemist

    Dr. M. Daniel Lane, Hopkins biochemist
    Dr. M. Daniel Lane, a retired Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researcher, biochemist and esteemed teacher who studied the body's chemical processes that affect hunger, died of myeloma April 10 at the Charlestown Retirement Community. The...
  • Woman had $3K in fake traveler's checks, police say

    Woman had $3K in fake traveler's checks, police say
    A Hollywood woman bought high-tech electronics with fake traveler's checks, and got caught after she returned to the scene of the crime to purchase even more the next day, according to police. Lourdianie Bastien, 31, was arrested Monday at a Boca Raton...
  • High-fat diets linked to some types of breast cancer

    High-fat diets linked to some types of breast cancer
    Women who eat a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer, new research suggests. Past studies have come to differing conclusions on a possible association between dietary fat and breast cancer....
  • Chipmaker Skyworks forecasts upbeat quarter; shares up 12 pecrent

    (Reuters) - Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's second-quarter results and current-quarter forecast beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of chips used to connect machines to the Internet. Shares of the company, whose radio frequency analog...
  • Team that will overhaul Interstate 4 to be picked Wednesday

    Team that will overhaul Interstate 4 to be picked Wednesday
    The state Wednesday will choose the winner of the biggest highway construction project in Orlando history when it picks the company that will overhaul Interstate 4 through downtown. The massive redo of a 21-mile stretch – nicknamed the ultimate...
  • Launch success propels SpaceX to new ventures

    As day turned to night in Cape Canaveral, Fla., the air was shredded by nine Merlin engines blasting off, driving down 1.3 million pounds of thrust. The Dec. 3 liftoff heralded a new power in the commercial satellite launch business. The Falcon 9, a...
  • Ravens can figure out who's the boss by watching unfamiliar birds

    Ravens can figure out who's the boss by watching unfamiliar birds
    Humans and other primates aren’t the only members of the animal kingdom who can watch total strangers interact and figure out who’s in charge. Ravens can do it too, according to a new study in the journal Nature Communications. Researchers...
  • UFC, religion vs. science, and Schoonover: Letters

    City promotes fighting Mike Bianchi, in his column "Bold show provides hits, cheers," raises the question: "At our core, isn't every human being alive truly a fight fan?" Apparently, the Sentinel believes it is so, based on its Easter Sunday...
  • Newport News schools

    On May 6, voters in Newport News will select four members to serve on the School Board. One candidate — Carlton Ashby, who represents the South District and is the board's chairman — did not draw a challenger and will return to the seat he has...