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  • Greenland ice loss more 'local' than thought, climate study says

    Greenland ice loss more 'local' than thought, climate study says
    When it comes to melting ice on Greenland, climate change experts got everything right but the present. That means Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise this century remains roughly the same – three inches – but where it comes...
  • Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars

    Here's how to determine if that charity is worth your dollars
    When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me...
  • Autism risk linked to particulate air pollution

    Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers breathing cleaner air, scientists at Harvard School of Public Health reported on...
  • U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space

    U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space
    Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
  • A soft coral may withstand climate change, study shows

    MIAMI As the oceans absorb more carbon on a planet increasingly choked by greenhouse gases, scientists worry its reefs the great storm-deflecting rampart for much of the tropics will crumble and fall. But a study by the University of Miami Rosenstiel...
  • Can an app help you lose weight?

    Source: Harvard Men's Health Watch Smartphones and tablets combine an extraordinary amount of portable computing power with connectivity to the world via cell phone signal and WiFi. Many health entrepreneurs are trying to harness that power to help...
  • Author details harsh toll of Alzheimer's on caregivers

    "Slow Dancing With a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's"; HarperOne (240 pages, $26.99) Meryl Comer probably couldn't tell you the most harrowing moment of her journey through Alzheimer's. Maybe it happened before her husband Harvey's...
  • Raptor rehabilitators face bird food shortage

    When Christine Cummings heard that Charles River Laboratories would no longer offer free mice for her raptor rehabilitation work, fear struck hard. Cummings is the president and founder of 'A Place Called Hope,' a rehabilitation and education center in...
  • Methane spike on Mars? Curiosity rover reignites mystery

    Methane spike on Mars? Curiosity rover reignites mystery
    Methane is making a comeback on Mars. NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a tenfold spike in the gas that lasted for several weeks, scientists announced Tuesday. On Earth, most methane is produced by living things, and a healthy dose of this...
  • 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...