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  • Watch: Vampire bat robot uses its wings for walking

    Watch: Vampire bat robot uses its wings for walking
    This robot is so talented it's scary. Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have built a robot inspired by the vampire bat that can walk and fly using its foldable wings. The Deployable Air Land Exploration Robot, or DALER,...
  • Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?

    Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?
    The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted at Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years. “They are extremely cute little animals,” said Yosemite spokeswoman Kari Cobb. “When you see them, they are pretty...
  • California announces campaign to combat use of e-cigarettes

    California announces campaign to combat use of e-cigarettes
    Arguing that the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes soon would undermine California's leadership in reducing tobacco use, state health officials Wednesday called for tighter regulation of the devices and announced an educational campaign to combat...
  • Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching: DNR survey

    Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii's corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching because coral lose their color when they do...
  • Hunt begins for North African pythons

    Hunt begins for North African pythons
    A new effort begins Tuesday to clear South Florida of a rogue population of North African rock pythons, huge constrictors that consume antelopes in their native land. The python, a cousin of the Burmese pythons that have infested the Everglades, has...
  • Professor recalls 'crazy' discovery of radon in Berks

    The discovery in a Center Valley home last fall of the highest radon reading ever in Pennsylvania has its roots in a mystery that started in Berks County almost 30 years ago. For Brian Redmond, professor of geology and chemistry in Wilkes University's...
  • A fateful gene may make us smarter - for a while, at least

    A fateful gene may make us smarter - for a while, at least
    Dena Dubal and Jennifer Yokoyama have been plucking at the thread of fate. The researchers at UC San Francisco are fascinated with a longevity gene named for one of the Greek Fates, Klotho. “She spins the thread of life and she is the daughter...
  • Planetary system older than once thought possible -- 11.2 billion years old

    Planetary system older than once thought possible -- 11.2 billion years old
    The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old. Until now, scientists questioned whether rocky planets could have formed so long ago, just 2....
  • Charles Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics, dies at age 99

    Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Townes had been in poor health before his death on the way to an Oakland hospital...
  • North Korea may be restarting nuke plant, according to images reviewed by US institute

    North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for...
  • Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace

    Jenny McCarthy: anti-vaxxer, public menace
    To provide context to the ongoing outbreak of measles linked to visits to Disneyland and the influence of the anti-vaccination movement, science writer Seth Mnookin revisits the saga of one of the most celebrated anti-vaxxers, starlet Jenny McCarthy. ...