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  • Temperature, mobility may be clues to taming some viruses

    PITTSBURGH Studies by a Carnegie Mellon University lab have shown that some viruses violently expel their DNA inside human cells when the virus reaches body temperature, and that it might be possible to stop the spread of infection by interrupting that...
  • Stress reaction may be in your dad's DNA, study finds

    Stress reaction may be in your dad's DNA, study finds
    Stress in this generation could mean resilience in the next, a new study suggests. Male mice subjected to unpredictable stressors produced offspring that showed more flexible coping strategies when under stress, according to a study published online...
  • Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment

    Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment
    A frantic, 36-hour effort to save the life of Dr. Martin Salia at the Nebraska Medical Center included a rare dose of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, hospital officials disclosed Monday. The 44-year-old surgeon contracted the virus while treating...
  • Young kids with food allergies may learn helplessness

    Young kids with food allergies may learn helplessness
    Parents managing their preschoolers' food allergies should also be alert to the need for their kids to have chances to solve other kinds of problems, suggests a new study. "I think the biggest take home message is to just be careful that you don't let...
  • UM researchers using sound to peer beneath Earth's crust

    UM researchers using sound to peer beneath Earth's crust
    A network of hundreds of seismometers across the eastern United States hears everything — earthquakes on the other side of the world, construction work down the street, the swaying of trees in the wind. And like bats or ultrasound machines use...
  • Artist partners with physics lab, water district, cop shop

    Artist partners with physics lab, water district, cop shop
    A book titled "Understanding the Universe: From Quarks to the Cosmos" was on the work table in artist Lindsay Olson's home studio. A chart headed "names and characteristics of various subatomic particles" was pinned to the wall. They may be unusual...
  • Baseball managers matter, but just how much?

    Jack Morris played for Sparky Anderson, one of the greatest managers in baseball history, for 12 years of his 18-year pitching career. He watched Anderson, who won three World Series and whose 2,194 victories ranked third all-time when he retired in 1995,...
  • The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate

    Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020. As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry Callebaut, the world's...
  • California's warm 2014 brings something else: more beach rescues

    California's warm 2014 brings something else: more beach rescues
    Here's another byproduct of California's unusually warm 2014: more lifeguard rescues at local beaches. Busy lifeguards As of Nov. 3, Los Angeles County lifeguards have already rescued more people in 2014 than they have in any single year in the...
  • Larry Agenbroad dies at 81; paleontologist led Mammoth Site excavation

    Larry Agenbroad dies at 81; paleontologist led Mammoth Site excavation
    On an archaeological dig in Arizona in the 1960s, something gnawed at paleontologist Larry Agenbroad every time human artifacts were uncovered. The excavation team went wild taking photographs and planning articles to burnish their credentials. But they...
  • 'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system

    'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system
    Scientists on the hunt for an exoplanet capable of sustaining life used to believe a likely candidate couldn't be too close to its parent sun or too far away, or else it would burn up or freeze. They called that sweet spot for habitability the...