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  • Homework for parents as school starts

    Homework for parents as school starts
    Summer vacation is over. Not great news if you're a kid. But some of you parents may feel more than ready to send your charges back to school. But are you? Are you really? Here are a few things to consider. Vaccinations What to do? Make sure your...
  • 'If I Stay,' 'Sin City 2′ and the Trouble With Tracking

    Hollywood studios rely on tracking firms like Greek generals once enlisted oracles -- to shine a light through the fog and predict an unknowable future. To some, the most sophisticated data sets and intricate algorithms have proved to be about as...
  • Day trips: Follow Ben Franklin's footsteps in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA — Wait. Isn't that ...? I was just entering Independence Hall Park in Philadelphia when the man strode past me, too quickly to see much more than a blur. An anachronism, this elderly gentleman in his heavy tan tailcoat and silver-...
  • Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds

    Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds
    Hummingbirds don't have teeth, and yet they have quite a sweet tooth. They eat insects to get such essentials as protein and fat, but most of their diet consists of sugary nectar. This has puzzled scientists. Humans and other animals who prefer sweet...
  • Scientific proof that a summer World Cup in Doha is too hot - for fans

    Scientific proof that a summer World Cup in Doha is too hot - for fans
    German researchers have some advice to the organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar: Hold the soccer tournament during the winter. Or, if the matches really must be played during the summer, hold them at night. The reason, they say, is not...
  • More holes found in the sands of Mount Baldy

    More holes found in the sands of Mount Baldy
    Five holes have been discovered in the shifting sands of Mount Baldy since the dramatic rescue last summer of Nathan Woessner, a then-6-year-old who fell into a deep hole and spent four hours trapped beneath at least 11 feet of sand before being pulled...
  • Study: To boost your odds of a successful marriage, have a big wedding

    Study: To boost your odds of a successful marriage, have a big wedding
    To improve your odds of a high-quality marriage, try not to have too many sexual partners before you meet “the one.” And when you do find him or her, consider inviting at least 150 people to your wedding.  That’s just some of the...
  • Spiders get bigger when they live in the city, study finds

    City living makes spiders big, fat and fertile, researchers say
    City living can really have its perks – if you’re a spider. Golden orb-weaving spiders that lived in urban areas were bigger and more successful than their country-dwelling counterparts, according to a team of Australian scientists. The...
  • Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans

    Sharks play a key role in the Chesapeake Bay, the oceans
    Two good things to know during Shark Week: First, sharks aren't on the prowl for us — they much prefer traditional meals, such as seal. And second, if they mistake us for a seal and try to chow down, there's a good chance they won't like us....
  • Fate of captured beluga whales in hands of Georgia judge

    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia aquarium went to court on Wednesday seeking federal permission to bring 18 captured beluga whales to the United States from Russia. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta sued the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
  • CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program

    CV grad travels to South Africa for animal conservation program
    On the verge of beginning her college career, 18-year-old Sophia Han recently returned from South Africa, where she worked alongside scientists whose mission is to protect leopards, monkeys and other wildlife in the Soutpansberg Mountains. Han was...