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  • Hip-hop, not Beatles, had greatest influence on pop music, study says

    Hip-hop, not Beatles, had greatest influence on pop music, study says
    Baby boomers, take a deep breath. Hip-hop, and not the Beatles, triggered the most important evolution in American pop music over the last half-century, according to a new study by researchers in Britain. That’s based on a digital analysis of...
  • Pop music's most important revolution? That would be hip-hop, science reveals

    Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s. The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn’t spark the British Invasion of the 1960s,...
  • Scientists monitor increase in harmful algae blooms in Chesapeake

    Scientists monitor increase in harmful algae blooms in Chesapeake
    If spring is here, can algae blooms be far behind? Every year, as flowers bloom and trees leaf out, algae — microscopic plants — begin to flourish in the water. Most algal blooms are innocuous, but some can be harmful, poisoning fish,...
  • Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles

    Study points to years-long immune system woes from measles
    Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids' immune systems for several weeks or months, leaving them ill-equipped to fight off pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrheal diseases and other infections. Now a team of researchers has...
  • Drought kills 12 million trees in California's national forests

    Drought kills 12 million trees in California's national forests
    Rangers in the San Bernardino National Forest call them “red trees.” Instead of the typical deep green color, large swaths of pine trees now don hues of death, their dehydrated needles turning brown and burnt-red because of the state’s...
  • State set to drain Black Oak Bayou to expand waterfowl habitat

    State set to drain Black Oak Bayou to expand waterfowl habitat
    Plans to partially drain LaSalle Fish & Wildlife Area's 240-acre Black Oak Bayou and convert it into a resting ground for waterfowl could be a boon for duck hunters, but the idea doesn't sit well with anglers and some local conservationists. Noting that...
  • Schizophrenia's secrets begin to unravel

    Schizophrenia's secrets begin to unravel
    Schizophrenia is one of psychiatry's most puzzling afflictions, with a complex of symptoms that goes far beyond its hallmark hallucinations and delusional thinking. But new research has found connections among several of schizophrenia's peculiar...
  • Girls Experiment With STEM In West Hartford

    Girls Experiment With STEM In West Hartford
    WEST HARTFORD — With eyes focused and hands steady, Sinead Balloch, 13, used a pipette to take DNA strands precipitated from her own cheek cells and squirt them into a small glass vial. "I think it was pretty cool because you have your DNA with...
  • DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse

    DNA editing takes a serious step forward -- for better or worse
    It's a scenario that has haunted biologists since the dawn of the DNA age: the evil scientist custom-crafting a human being with test tubes and Petri dishes. So when a Chinese team revealed last month that it had used a new laboratory technique to alter...
  • New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific

    Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky...
  • One in six species could be wiped out by climate change, study says

    One in six species could be wiped out by climate change, study says
    About one in six species now alive on the planet could become extinct as a result of climate change, according to a study published in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. If present trends continue, the Earth’s temperature will wind...