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  • Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library

    Exhibit of forgeries shows off unprecedented collection at Peabody Library
    It's hard not to admire their inventiveness, their refusal to be cowed by the stubborn and unyielding truth, their bravado and their nerve. The dozens of charlatans, schemers and impostors on display in "Fakes, Lies and Forgeries," an entertaining new...
  • Female orgasm: battleground of science?

    Female orgasm: battleground of science?
    Hapless lovers are not the only ones who get lost down there: even sexologists can't agree on what's what, and where, among women's female parts. At least, that's according to a father-daughter team of researchers in Italy, Drs. Vincenzo and Giulia...
  • Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids

    Childhood obesity declining in preschool-age kids
    In the fight against childhood obesity, there is bad news and good. The percentage of children age 2 to 18 classified as obese based on their waist size held steady at nearly 18 percent from 2003 to 2012, researchers reported in a study that was...
  • Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents

    Knowing Wekiva bears' secrets might ease conflicts with residents
    The mama bear stumbled like a drunk through the forest, smack into a pine tree. Down she went, dusting up a clump of dry leaves. The woozy bear, still shaking off the effects of a tranquilizer, tried to raise herself again and again to search for her...
  • BLM: Act now to protect grouse or lose development rights later

    WASHINGTON The federal government's plan to protect a plump, chickenlike bird, the greater sage grouse, is not yet final, but one agency is already critical in the effort. The stewardship of 50 million acres of sagebrush country managed by the Bureau...
  • Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another

    Men and violence: Sizing up how men size up one another
    Daniel Fessler is out at UCLA's Drake Track Stadium to do a bit of discreet academic observation. Spying, really, with a smidgen of fibbing. It's fall 2013. Headlines are fading about a Florida jury's acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer who...
  • Saturn moon Mimas might have 'life-friendly' underground ocean, scientists say

    Saturn moon Mimas might have 'life-friendly' underground ocean, scientists say
    Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists said on Thursday. An underground ocean is one of two explanations for...
  • New research tank might hold key to hurricane forecasts

    MIAMI When hurricanes sweep across the ocean's surface, they whip up a foamy mix of sea and air, swapping energy in a loop that can crank up the force of powerful storms. The physics of that exchange nearly impossible to measure in the dangerous swirl of...
  • Heads up: Sunflower seeds could help drivers stay alert

    Heads up: Sunflower seeds could help drivers stay alert
    Q: I've read in your column that some people eat sunflower seeds to stay awake when they drive. This works, and I have proved it. I was a researcher at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for 20 years, studying drowsy driving, among other...
  • Hopkins' new video game may pave way for stroke therapy

    Hopkins' new video game may pave way for stroke therapy
    With a swipe across an iPad, a game player becomes a bottlenose dolphin. Everything the gamer does, the dolphin does, too. She can dive deep into the water, shoot 20 feet up and twist into a full-body spin in midair. Amid the acrobatics, the gamer hunts...
  • Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

    EMMETSBURG, Iowa � The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last at least in the United States. After a...