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  • Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

    Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers. It's a...
  • Scientists examine mysterious rise in East Coast sea levels

    Scientists examine mysterious rise in East Coast sea levels
    A few years ago, in 2009 and 2010, a string of unexplained floods and unusually high tides struck the East Coast. There was no easy explanation. No hurricane. No winter storm. But the waters kept spilling across the shoreline — from North Carolina's...
  • Freakish weather on both coasts: Two parts of a whole

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Hunkering down for the winter storm battering much of the East Coast, Atlanta canceled school on Wednesday, as Boston topped 100 inches of snow for the season. Lake Superior, now 95 percent covered with ice, resembles a super-sized...
  • Los Angeles has the right DNA to become biotech hub

    Los Angeles has the right DNA to become biotech hub
    As the Great Recession decimated U.S. job growth, one sector continued to thrive: biotechnology. Encompassing everything from medical device manufacturing to biopharmaceutical development and the latest diagnostic tools, this industry will no doubt...
  • Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes

    Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes
    The mysterious function of eyelashes has been revealed at last -- thanks to science. After measuring the dimensions of nearly two dozen mammal eyes, performing a series of wind tunnel experiments and engaging in some complex fluid dynamic modeling,...
  • Authorities recruit college for help finding human head

    Authorities have recruited Idaho State University staff and graduate students to search some large caves for a missing human head in a mysterious cold-case killing. Clark County Sheriff Bart May said he asked the school's anthropology department to...
  • Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

    Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild. A new study in the journal Nature demonstrates in real-time field measurements what...
  • Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch

    Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico. The rocket was launched from White Sands Missile Range at 5:...
  • HAL wins: Computer program bests humans at 'Space Invaders'

    Computers already have bested human champions in "Jeopardy!" and chess, but artificial intelligence now has gone to master an entirely new level: "Space Invaders." Google scientists have cooked up software that can do better than humans on dozens of...
  • Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists

    Big, bright quasar from ancient universe stuns scientists
    Deep in the universe’s past, astronomers have discovered a luminous quasar powered by an enormous black hole that contains the mass of 12 billion suns. The incredibly bright object is ancient -- shining when the universe was only 875 million years...
  • Report: Oregon wolves up, livestock attack cases down

    An annual report finds that wolves continued to grow in numbers and spread across Oregon in 2014, while livestock-attack cases were down. The report released Tuesday by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be a key document as the state Fish...