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  • NSU's oil spill study: 96 hours of staring at coral

    NSU's oil spill study: 96 hours of staring at coral
    It will be about as exciting as watching grass grow. But to help protect marine life against oil spills, two Nova Southeastern University researchers plan to monitor corals for 96 hours straight to see how they react to oil. The information will be...
  • Scientist tackles mystery of ancient astronomical device

    The shoebox-size chunk of bronze didn't attract much attention when divers retrieved it from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera in 1901. Archaeologists on the expedition had their hands full with far more impressive finds,...
  • Controversy over Sailboat Bend house heating up in Fort Lauderdale

    Controversy over Sailboat Bend house heating up in Fort Lauderdale
    The battle over the fate of a 96-year-old home along the New River is picking up steam as the opposing sides prepare for a confrontation Tuesday in front of the City Commission. At stake is the future of the Rivermont House that is a key asset to the...
  • Scientists watch stars spin to gauge their age

    Scientists watch stars spin to gauge their age
    Turns out Hollywood celebs aren’t the only stars who hide their age well – small cool stars are very good at frustrating astronomers’ efforts to determine how old they are, because they essentially look the same for most of their lives....
  • Bouncer, please remove that songbird from the bar

    The next time you are traveling through Oregon and spot a zebra finch, or what non-ornithologists call "a bird," it's best to stay away. The creature may be drunk. In their attempts to understand the relationship between alcohol and speech impairment,...
  • Balancing Act: Ways of finding work/life balance evolved in 2014

    Would you speak up if an employee or peer were working himself close to a hospital stay or maybe even to death? It's a query I raised earlier this year, and one that drew lots of reader reaction. As I look over the workplace trends I wrote about in 2014,...
  • Potent spices add a flavor punch and protection against disease

    Potent spices add a flavor punch and protection against disease
    Look no further than your own spice rack to help protect against chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, but they can also boost your immune system to help fight disease. Some herbs and spices...
  • Slower start, fast finish for sea level rise last century, study says

    Sea level rise during the bulk of the 20th century has been overestimated, a new report suggests. The Harvard-led study, published online Wednesday in the journal Nature, knocks about half a millimeter off estimates of annual sea level rise that have...
  • The rise of jaws? Tiny fossil sheds light on fishy origins

    The rise of jaws? Tiny fossil sheds light on fishy origins
    A tiny Siberian fish fossil that’s a whopping 415 million years old may be part of a group of fish that was ancestor to all the jawed vertebrates living today, according to a team of European scientists. Described online in the journal Nature, the...
  • BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes

    BPA and 'BPA-free' alternative linked to fetal brain changes
    Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A, as well as to the widely marketed alternative Bisphenol S, may cause "real and measurable" changes in the development of a brain region that plays a key role in fear, impulse-control, obesity and early puberty. Canadian...
  • Scientists look for what's causing Texas earthquakes

    DALLAS �� Swarms of small quakes rippled up from unknown faults beneath the soil. They rustled Cleburne, Azle and Irving. Fifteen recent earthquakes around the old Texas Stadium in Irving site included the strongest yet in Dallas County, and...