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  • 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...
  • Hyde: My science fair experiment with Deflate-gate

    Hyde: My science fair experiment with Deflate-gate
    And so there I was, adjusting the refrigerator thermostat to 51 degrees, putting an NFL football inflated to 12.5 PSI beside the milk, waiting the 94 minutes it took to play the first half of the AFC Championship Game and … But wait. Let's back...
  • Rosetta studies reveal a complex cometary world hurtling toward the sun

    Rosetta studies reveal a complex cometary world hurtling toward the sun
    Rosetta's journey with a comet has already revealed a dark world far more complex than scientists had realized. In a flurry of papers published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers provide the first data-driven snapshot of comet 67P/Churyumov-...
  • Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?

    Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?
    It's a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs? Keep...
  • 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...
  • BMW and VW build roadside charging infrastructure

    BMW and VW build roadside charging infrastructure
    Two German auto giants and America's leading electric vehicle charging network have joined forces to build fast-charging EV networks along the country's East and West coasts. BMW of North America, Volkswagen of America and ChargePoint Inc. will...
  • 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...
  • The carbon that's killing India, and how California can help

    This week, President Obama is the chief guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India's Republic Day celebrations. At the close of the historic visit, the two leaders are expected to announce cooperation on a suite of climate and clean energy measures,...