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  • Scientists follow magma from Earth's belly to base of Mt. Rainier

    Scientists follow magma from Earth's belly to base of Mt. Rainier
    The lava that spews from the fiery rims of volcanoes originates deep in Earth’s crust, often more than 50 miles below our feet. Although scientists have a general idea where this magma comes from, it’s nearly impossible to see exactly what&...
  • You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery

    You can join a trip that aims to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery
    Only rarely does a group tour come along that makes the most fiercely independent traveler’s heart beat faster -- a journey so complex that you couldn’t pull it off alone, and so unusual that you can’t help yearning to go. An...
  • Smoking may increase suicide risk, study says

    Smoking may increase suicide risk, study says
    It's well known that cigarettes are bad for your health, but does smoking make you more likely to kill yourself too? In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, authors argued that smoking and suicide may be more closely...
  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • If your friends feel like family, there's a good reason for it

    If your friends feel like family, there's a good reason for it
    The truism that friends are the family you choose may be more accurate than you might suppose. A study published on Monday found that people are apt to pick friends who are genetically similar to themselves - so much so that friends tend to be as alike...
  • Fossils show strange sea creature's half-billion-year-old brain

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Researchers on Wednesday described fossilized remains unearthed in China showing in fine detail the brain structures of a bizarre group of sea creatures that were the top predators more than half a billion years ago. The fossils...
  • Halting effects of alcohol linked to how the worm turns: study

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Mutant worms generated at a lab at the University of Texas may provide a pathway to prevent people from becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol, a study released on Wednesday said. The research could lead to new drugs to help...
  • Mystery 328-foot-wide hole appears at Russia's 'world's end'

    Mystery 328-foot-wide hole appears at Russia's 'world's end'
    Researchers are to investigate a giant mysterious hole that has appeared in one of Russia's most isolated northernmost regions, state television reported. It was unclear what had caused the gaping crater, about 328 feet in diameter, filmed from the...
  • Scientists create 'biological pacemaker' inside off-tempo hearts

    Scientists create 'biological pacemaker' inside off-tempo hearts
    Pacemakers have long been a life-saving device for people whose hearts don’t keep the right beat – but they can sometimes come with complications. Now, a team of researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles have managed to...
  • Biologists say first California condor chick born in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A pair of California condors have successfully hatched a chick in the rocky peaks of Utah's Zion National Park, biologists have said, in what is believed to be the first birth of its kind in the Western state. Biologists...
  • CDC drops the ball, and the anthrax

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, July 16: We're no experts on medical research. Nonetheless, we offer this humble safety tip to those who are: When conducting experiments on deadly pathogens, safety...