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  • The uncertain future of undocumented children

    On a warm day last spring, 16-year-old Hugo Pascual Tomás and his older brother Francisco left their home in Guatemala and set off on a 2,700-mile quest to find their mother. The boys had been left in the care of their elderly grandparents in 2001,...
  • UCLA institute to help biologists, doctors mine 'big data'

    UCLA institute to help biologists, doctors mine 'big data'
    Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds — pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It’s all part of the deluge of information often known as “big...
  • NASA rover finds organic molecules, methane gas on Mars

    By IRENE KLOTZ Reuters - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth's neighbor planet, scientists said on Tuesday. The...
  • Review of evidence finds e-cigarettes may help smokers quit

    Evidence suggests e-cigarettes help smokers quit, but more research is needed to confirm this and find out if "vaping" nicotine is better than using patches or gum, scientists said on Wednesday. In an international review of available evidence,...
  • 3D printing points way to smarter cancer treatment

    British scientists have developed a new use for 3D printing, putting it to work to create personalized replica models of cancerous parts of the body to allow doctors to target tumors more precisely. The initiative is the latest example of medicine...
  • 'Super-bacteria' in Rio sailing waters causes concern

    Scientists at a Rio de Janeiro research institute have found what they call a new "super-bacteria" that is resistant to antibiotics in the waters where sailors will compete in the Olympic sailing events in 2016. The bacteria is normally found in hospital...
  • That's all, folks: Death and mayhem in children's cartoons

    Think there's nothing more wholesome than a tub of popcorn and a classic children's animated film? Guess again, say Canadian researchers. When it comes to big-screen murder and mayhem, kids' animated films pack the deadliest wallop of all top-grossing...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: Salmon crowned king, but its reign is wobbly

    Any doubts Howard Tanner had about whether a hatchery-raised crop of Pacific salmon could find a home in the freshwater of the Great Lakes evaporated just months after the first class of finger-sized cohos were planted in Lake Michigan. The fish began...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: The man with the salmon plan

    HARRISVILLE, Mich. The author of the bumper sticker maxim that "A Bad Day Fishing is Better than a Good Day Working" never sat on the shore of Lake Huron with Jay Hall during the fall salmon run. The 47-year-old mechanic from Flint was perched on a...
  • Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

    Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication
    Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday....
  • A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature

    A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature
    A professor at Nova Southeastern University is auctioning on eBay the right to name a species of sea lily he discovered in the Bahamas. "Here's an opportunity of a lifetime – getting to name a newly discovered species on earth!" states the...