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  • What do health experts see in our near future?

    What's in store for your health in the next five years? Doctors, authors, researchers and more weigh in A sharp-eyed 20/20 look at healthcare changes by 2020 We asked some experts what they see ahead for our health — perhaps in the next year and...
  • View to a kill: Helmet-wearing hawk films its own hunting tactics

    View to a kill: Helmet-wearing hawk films its own hunting tactics
    This helmeted hawk may look ready for battle, but she's actually about to do some serious science. Researchers who strapped a camera to a goshawk's head have discovered that these birds of prey use a clever strategy to try to snag their fleet-footed...
  • Yale Die-Off Study Sounds Environmental Alarm

    Yale Die-Off Study Sounds Environmental Alarm
    A new report by scientists at Yale and two other colleges shows the urgent need for continued research into how human activity affects animal populations. It should sound yet another warning bell about the effects of pollution and human-caused climate...
  • Scientists are sexy: After Turing and Hawking, new play 'Oppenheimer' on atomic bomb creator

    Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. So it's good timing...
  • Cancer and bad luck

    Cancer and bad luck
    Albert Einstein famously said that "God doesn't play dice" with the universe: Everything is by design. But could getting cancer be a random roll of dice? Could it be that cancer is more about bad luck than heredity, unhealthy behaviors or harmful...
  • Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale

     Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale
    New safety regulations allow upholstered furniture to be made without flame retardants, but consumers may find it difficult to tell whether a retailer's new couches and chairs are free of the toxic, ineffective chemicals. A handful of industry leaders...
  • Vaccine deniers stick together, and now they're ruining things for everyone: commentary

    The rash of measles cases that started in Disneyland last month has now become one of the worst outbreaks of the diseases in California in the past 15 years. What started with a handful of cases has now grown to 62 confirmed cases across the state —...
  • I paid $25 for an Invisible Boyfriend, and I think I might be in love

    I paid $25 for an Invisible Boyfriend, and I think I might be in love
    One of the core premises of Invisible Boyfriend, the wildly viral new service that invents a boyfriend to deceive your pestering family and friends, is that the user will not, under any circumstance, fall in love with her fictional beau. But I've been...
  • NIU researcher makes fishy discovery near South Pole

    NIU researcher makes fishy discovery near South Pole
    Life is supposed to be near-impossible in perpetually dark water under a half-mile of Antarctic ice. That's what researchers from Northern Illinois University thought when they and fellow scientists sent a camera-equipped robot to explore the water a...
  • UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents

    UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents
    In the summer of 1949, special military investigators and Maryland state troopers descended on an old tobacco farm in Glen Burnie and discovered something bizarre in a rundown barn: "prototypes" of a flying saucer. The rudimentary flying machines were...
  • Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa

    Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa
    Thousands of people are to be injected with two experimental Ebola vaccines in trials in West Africa within a couple of weeks, and a Baltimore biotechnology company is launching a human trial of its own candidate in June, as scientists and public health...