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  • Titan's 300-foot-high sand dunes were formed by westerly wind

    Titan's 300-foot-high sand dunes were formed by westerly wind
    There are dark and massive fields of sand dunes on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, and this week two scientific papers look at how they came to be. Titan is one of the most intriguing moons in our solar system. It is the only other body besides...
  • To beard or not to beard

    To beard or not to beard
    I dislike shaving for a number of reasons. First, shaving takes valuable time in the mornings that I could spend watching TV. Second, my beard provides ample coverage of the double chins I picked up in my late 20s thanks to college dinners of beer and hot...
  • Rosetta science: Study suggests water on Earth did not come from comets

    Rosetta science: Study suggests water on Earth did not come from comets
    After a 10-year journey through the solar system, an epic rendezvous with a speeding comet, and the drama of Philae's triple landing, the science phase of the Rosetta mission has officially begun. In a study published Wednesday in the journal Science,...
  • Broadcast of CNN's 'Dinosaur 13' unearths custody battle over T. rex Sue

    Broadcast of CNN's 'Dinosaur 13' unearths custody battle over T. rex Sue
    Since the dinosaur’s unveiling at Chicago’s Field Museum more than a decade ago, 16 million visitors have marveled with strained necks and dropped jaws at the awe-inspiring sight that is Sue. The reassembled skeleton of the massive, 67...
  • Climate change won't dry up Southern California, study finds

    Climate change won't dry up Southern California, study finds
    Overall rainfall amounts in the Los Angeles region will remain the same in coming decades, according to a new study that examined the effects of a warming climate on Southern California precipitation. The third in a series of UCLA studies on the...
  • Mid-Atlantic canyons harbor 'treasure trove' of deep-sea corals

    Mid-Atlantic canyons harbor 'treasure trove' of deep-sea corals
    With ocean policymakers mulling new protections for deep-sea canyons off the East Coast, a new report portrays them as vulnerable "treasure troves" of marine life at risk from fishing trawlers. Drawing on a series of exploratory scientific cruises the...
  • Scientists say climate change means sicker world for sea life

    SEATTLE The shellfish pathogen that hit California's Channel Islands in the 1980s began to quickly kill one of the tideland's most important animals black abalone. But what unnerved scientists was what they learned next: Whenever ocean waters grew...
  • Holiday gift guide: ‘Hobbit,’ Batman, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ more

     
    Ho, Ho, Ho(dor)! It's the time of year for geek-friendly holiday shopping. Whether you're shopping for fans of “Game of Thrones,” “Star […]...
  • Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president

    Marvin Goldberger dies at 92; physicist served as Caltech president
    Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger, a prominent physicist who as Caltech's fifth president substantially enlarged the prestige and endowment of the Pasadena institution, including launching the construction of the powerful Keck I telescope in Hawaii, died of...
  • ISAAC robotic system gets ready to work at NASA Langley

    ISAAC robotic system gets ready to work at NASA Langley
    To describe their high-tech ambitions for the big, white $3 million robot still being installed at NASA Langley Research Center, project engineers turn to balloons, cotton string and Elmer's glue. Specifically, to a popular science project for...
  • L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans

     L. Stephen Coles dies at 73; studied extreme aging in humans
     L. Stephen Coles, a researcher who studied supercentenarians — the rare breed of humans who have managed to stay alive 110 years or more — has died. He was 73. Coles, a physician who started his medical career delivering babies but was a...