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  • Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says

    Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says
    Drought, fire suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found. Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U.S. Geological Survey...
  • With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?

    With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?
    With the Earth warming to record levels, it might seem like El Niño should be a permanent fixture – and knock down hurricanes every year. The large-scale atmospheric pattern develops as a result of abnormal warming in the eastern Pacific –...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cast proves their fortitude in shooting new Pivot series

    It's not exactly the kind of environment most actors wish for. But a tiny town half way between the northern tip of Norway and the North Pole was where actors like Luke Threadaway, Michael Gambon, Stanley Tucci and Richard Dormer found their teeth...
  • 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...
  • Hot for preacher: James Norton on 'Grantchester,' 'Happy Valley'

    Hot for preacher: James Norton on 'Grantchester,' 'Happy Valley'
    James Norton didn't have much time to shake off his chilling role as killer rapist Tommy Lee Royce in "Happy Valley" before donning a priest's collar and mellower demeanor for "Grantchester." In the latest from PBS's "Masterpiece Mystery," Norton...
  • 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...