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  • New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto's equator

    New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto's equator
    Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator. Each of the spots is about 300 miles in diameter and has a surface area similar in size to the state of...
  • Sea horse's square tail could inspire future armored robots

    Sea horse's square tail could inspire future armored robots
    With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to...
  • Tavis Smiley at Fort Lauderdale book fest

    Tavis Smiley at Fort Lauderdale book fest
    Tavis Smiley has established a varied career as a broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate and philanthropist. Host of the late-night talk show "Tavis Smiley" on PBS and "The Tavis Smiley Show" on Public Radio International, Smiley also is the author 18...
  • Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife

    Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk. But park officials said Thursday their scientific work has continued with the cooperation of the...
  • Gene therapy for cystic fibrosis promising for some patients

    Doctors who gave children with cystic fibrosis a replacement copy of a defective gene say it appeared to slow the expected decline of some patients' lungs, but called the results "modest" and say there must be major improvements before offering the...
  • Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health

    Science proves what you suspected: hiking's good for your mental health
    Do not underestimate the power of a walk in the woods: A new study suggests that even a 90- minute stroll in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and may help combat depression. Previous research has shown that just a 50-...
  • Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses

    Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses today have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that. A study of roses that do have a strong scent revealed a previously unknown chemical process...
  • Domestic cats stay away from coyotes, study finds

    Domestic cats stay away from coyotes, study finds
    Domestic cats may be cute and cuddly, but they’re also adept hunters. In the United States, cats kill billions of birds and small mammals a year, experts say. But where does all this carnage happen? Near people’s houses, a new study...
  • Scientists 'resurrect' gene believed to have helped woolly mammoths tolerate cold

    Scientists 'resurrect' gene believed to have helped woolly mammoths tolerate cold
    No one has brought a woolly mammoth back from extinction, but a team of scientists has brought back a woolly mammoth gene, discovering that it and others unique to the long-vanished elephant-like beasts probably helped the animals withstand the harsh cold...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: ADVENTURE ISLAND: Florida residents can purchase a "Weekday Pass" online for unlimited visits Mondays-Fridays through Sept. 7. $49 adults, $45 ages...
  • Fishing groups ask court to halt ocean seismic testing

    Five fishing groups asked a federal court to stop scientists from blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, arguing their research is disturbing marine life off the New Jersey coast by exposing animals to noise comparable to a space shuttle launch or a...