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Stanford names New York university leader as next president

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:08
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University's governing board has named a neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school in New York City as the California university's next president.

South African rangers seek to track rhinos in wildlife park

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 03:19
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (AP) — Rangers in a major South African wildlife park recently darted a rhino to install a tracking device on the threatened animal as part of efforts to stop poaching.

Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 19:58
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range just south of Tucson in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.

Report: Food fish in Northeast at risk to climate change

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 12:37
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal government report says the list of Northeastern sea life species that are most vulnerable to climate change includes numerous economically important fish and shellfish that humans rely on for food.

Mystery meat: Was it really woolly mammoth on the menu?

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:07
A Yale researcher says a lavish 1951 dinner in New York City promoted by the Explorers Club didn't actually include 250,000-year-old woolly mammoth, despite folklore about the event.

Zika Mosquito Likes Higher Temperatures

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 02:08
Weather can be a factor behind the Zika virus outbreak.

Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 23:22
GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists are poised to flip the switch on an experiment that could take them a step closer to the goal of generating clean and cheap nuclear power.

Scientists map bedbug genome, follow pest through NYC subway

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have mapped the genome of the bedbug.

Trucks will move oil stored after California pipeline break

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in California's Santa Barbara County have endorsed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s plan to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage after a pipeline break in May.

Researchers find source of 1964 devastating Alaska tsunami

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 11:43
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal scientists say they've pinpointed the cause of tsunami waves that destroyed an Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second-largest ever recorded, at magnitude 9.2.

C-Section Babies to Get Mom's Germs They Missed

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 08:03
Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but researchers are giving babies born by C-section just that. 

Brazil officials can access all buildings to fight mosquito

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 05:22
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's president has signed a measure allowing health officials access to any building to eradicate breeding grounds for a mosquito spreading the Zika virus.

Britain Approves Controversial Gene-Editing Technique

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 02:16
Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's application to edit the human genetic code.

For Brazil's rich and poor, disparate response to Zika

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 07:43
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.

Rocket launched in California to test missile defense

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 18:16
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A missile defense rocket has been successfully test-launched from a military base in Central California.

DiCaprio greets pope in Italian, discusses environment

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:10
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Actor Leonardo DiCaprio greeted Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, discussed their shared concern over the environment and gave the pontiff a check from his charitable foundation.

California adopts first energy standards for household LEDs

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:04
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs — a move that could save consumers billions in utility bills and prompt lawmakers and manufacturers to adopt them nationwide.

Mammoth bones unearthed on Oregon State football field

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:25
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field.

Study hints at biology of schizophrenia, may aid treatment

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 09:06
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor — a normal brain process that gets kicked into overdrive. The finding could someday lead to ways to treat the disease or even prevent it.

Zero fighter flies over Japan for 1st time since WWII

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 21:46
KANOYA, Japan (AP) — One of Mitsubishi's legendary Zero fighters has taken to the skies over Japan for the first time since World War II.