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  • Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease

    Frog tongues flick with power and stick with ease
    Every predator needs to catch its prey. We humans use our hands, sharks and wolves use their jaws, but a few animals like frogs use something much stranger: their tongue. To understand just how frogs snatch their snacks, scientists made the first direct...
  • Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows

    Mexico boasts a staggering genetic diversity, study shows
    Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment. The broadest analysis...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

    Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara
    A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap...
  • NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along

    NASA's flying saucer takes a supersonic flight, and you can tag along
    By the time NASA’s flying saucer splashed down in the Pacific in June, the engineers who designed it already knew their experiment had been a huge success. From the control tower at Kauai’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, they had watched...
  • Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits

    Volunteers get their hands dirty — and like it — at La Brea Tar Pits
    Every Thursday morning, Judith Sydner-Gordon puts on the same simple uniform: khaki cargo pants and an electric orange T-shirt with a saber-toothed cat emblazoned across the front. Recently, she added an accessory, a miniature canine skull that dangles...
  • L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology

    L.A.'s Mt. Wilson Observatory inspires the future of cosmology
    The first thing I notice as we climb the steep stairs is an old hand crank telephone — the kind that looks like a face with two brass bells for eyes and a black trumpet for a mouth. It sits in a cubby along with a rotary telephone from the 1950s and...
  • 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...
  • WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism

    WHO endorses blood transfusions to combat Ebola, despite skepticism
    As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
  • Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking

    Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking
    Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where water is already scarce, including part of California, according to a study issued Tuesday. The amount of...
  • U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug

    U.S. seeks to speed up production of Ebola drug
    With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly. The...