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  • Is marijuana really as dangerous as heroin and LSD? Finally, a welcome legal review

    A federal judge has done what Congress and the Obama administration have failed to do — open a discussion on whether marijuana should continue to be listed as a Schedule 1 drug, a classification that is supposed to be used only for the most...
  • Columnist: Science may offer prolonged quality of life

    Aging is not a disease, as it affects everyone. Each day we age, and our risk of developing illnesses increases. By reducing illness, we may enable ourselves to live longer. However, beyond the age of 90, over 70 percent of us are dependent and often in...
  • Ebola mutations could make some drugs ineffective

    Ebola mutations could make some drugs ineffective
    In the year since Ebola began spreading across West Africa, the virus has mutated in more than 600 ways that change it slightly from versions studied in labs and used to develop treatments, according to researchers at Fort Detrick. And 10 of the mutations...
  • Guy Harvey launches spiced rum brand

    Guy Harvey launches spiced rum brand
    Marine wildlife artist, scientist and conservationist Guy Harvey is diving into the rum business. The renowned artist has launched Guy Harvey Spiced Rum, a Caribbean-distilled rum that will sell for about $15 per 750ml bottle. Drinkers of the amber...
  • Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says

    Water stress takes toll on California's large trees, study says
    Drought, fire-suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser with smaller trees and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found. Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U....
  • Teens' brains are not fully wired but plenty capable of self-control

    Teens' brains are not fully wired but plenty capable of self-control
    True or false: Adolescents’ brains aren’t wired for responsible behavior until they’re well into their 20s, so parents and teachers should give them a free pass. False. The idea that teenagers lack the ability to control their...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium

    Neil deGrasse Tyson to bring stars, star power to Auditorium
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is that rarity: a scientist who has become, in recent years, virtually a household name. The host of "Cosmos" on TV last year and the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, he'll be appearing Jan. 27 at the Auditorium Theatre, a...
  • Blasted by volcano and buried for centuries, ancient scrolls begin to reveal their secrets

    Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets. The scroll is among...
  • 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...
  • Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

    Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average...
  • Florida's staghorn coral makes surprising return

    Florida's staghorn coral makes surprising return
    A surprise discovery along the south Florida coast has revealed dense thickets of a species of coral thought to be disappearing from the region's reefs. More than 38 acres of staghorn coral have been found in patches on the reefs from northern Miami-...