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  • Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says

    Space chemistry could be cooking up icy building blocks of life, study says
    Where did the ingredients for life on Earth come from? Many scientists think the basic chemical building blocks for biology were delivered via comet, but the building blocks -- and the building process -- remain a mystery. Now, a team led by French...
  • Environment, not cash, encourages L.A. residents to save electricity

    Environment, not cash, encourages L.A. residents to save electricity
    What does it take to get the average Angeleno to shut off the lights, or unplug a few power-swilling appliances and e-gadgets? According to UCLA researchers, the least effective way to get a Los Angeles family to save electricity is by telling them...
  • ISIS allies hack US Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts

    WASHINGTON Hackers claiming to be affiliated with Islamic State militants hacked into the Twitter and YouTube accounts of U.S. Central Command on Monday, posting warnings to American troops and their families, as well as what appear to be rosters with...
  • Natural grass vs. artificial turf report available

    The final report is in, reviewing the benefits and issues of natural grass vs. artificial turf on the sports fields at Patch Reef Park. It's posted on the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District website at mybocaparks.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news....
  • Hartford Program Will Use Science, And $3M, To Teach Students English

     Hartford Program Will Use Science, And $3M, To Teach Students English
    HARTFORD — A $3 million federal grant will support a new initiative that aims to use science education as a way to help young Hartford students learn English, city and school officials said Wednesday. The project, called Literacy and Academic...
  • Unlocking the genetic secrets of whales with a 200-year life span

    Unlocking the genetic secrets of whales with a 200-year life span
    The bowhead whale is the longest-living mammal on Earth with a life span of up to 200 years. Now, scientists have assembled its genome in the hope of learning some of its life-prolonging secrets.  This week, researchers at the University of Liverpool...
  • Scientists develop a weight-loss pill that fools the stomach

    Scientists develop a weight-loss pill that fools the stomach
    Obese patients ready to lose weight have three FDA-approved prescription weight-loss pills — known commercially as Belviq, Qsymia and Contrave — and a newly approved injectable medication, Saxenda, to help. But the quest for better weight-loss...
  • World's strongest weed? Potency testing challenged

    SEATTLE When Uncle Ike's Pot Shop opened in Seattle, owner Ian Eisenberg said he couldn't compete with medical dispensaries' lower prices, but he did have one advantage. "Ours is tested and you know what you're getting," Eisenberg said. He's right on...
  • Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist

    Pilot killed in small plane crash was NASA scientist
    The pilot of a small plane that crashed at a Los Angeles intersection was a NASA and Jet Propulsion Labs researcher who helped determine that there was once water on the surface of Mars, his colleagues said. Alberto Behar, 47, of Scottsdale, Arizona,...
  • UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

    UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies
    UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in Irvine. He was 89. Considered the father of breakthrough nuclear fusion techniques, Rostoker pursued the use of...
  • Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers, scientists say

    Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other consumer products....