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Giant lasers could control the weather

Giant lasers could control the weather

Scientists at the University of Central Florida believe they've developed a technique, using a laser, to induce clouds to drop rain and hurl thunderbolts.
Brooks Hays
Dormant plant seeds allow for greater species diversity

Dormant plant seeds allow for greater species diversity

New research proves that more patient and strategic dormant plant seeds result a more diverse array of species.
Brooks Hays
B3: the vitamin from outer space

B3: the vitamin from outer space

Scientists say it's likely carbon-rich meteorites peppering the planet millions of years ago offered an extra dose of niacin, or B3.
Brooks Hays
4,000 Peruvians evacuated from homes surrounding erupting volcano

4,000 Peruvians evacuated from homes surrounding erupting volcano

Peru is evacuating more than 4,000 citizens, as the the country's 14,750-foot-tall Ubinas volcano continues to erupt.
Brooks Hays
NASA's LADEE probe purposefully crashes into the moon

NASA's LADEE probe purposefully crashes into the moon

Last night, NASA's lunar probe LADEE transmitted its last pieces of imagery and bid sweet goodnight to its creators, smashing into the surface of the moon.
Brooks Hays
Centipede and viper eat each other to death in Macedonia

Centipede and viper eat each other to death in Macedonia

Scientists discover a dead young female nose-horned viper with a centipede having eaten its way out of the snake's stomach.
Brooks Hays
Scientists find first ever female animals with penises

Scientists find first ever female animals with penises

In the many dark, extremely dry caves of Brazil, scientists have discovered four new species of insects with sex-reversed genitalia.
Brooks Hays
Huge great white, known as 'Joan of Shark,' closes Australian beach

Huge great white, known as 'Joan of Shark,' closes Australian beach

The 16-foot-long great white shark is the largest to be tagged in Australia for monitoring.
Kate Stanton
Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

Deep sea rocks may be future source for rare earth metals

A new study suggests humans could extract rare earth metals from the solid nodes of iron and manganese littering the ocean floor
Brooks Hays
Lost sea lion pup rescued a mile from San Joaquin River

Lost sea lion pup rescued a mile from San Joaquin River

A 36-pound male sea lion puppy was found hopping along the edge of an orchard in the San Joaquin Valley, almost a mile from water.
Brooks Hays
Fertilization study reveals new details about mammalian conception

Fertilization study reveals new details about mammalian conception

Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered the precise protein interaction that enables sperm and egg to bind to one another.
Brooks Hays
Casual marijuana use may alter brain shape and function in young adults

Casual marijuana use may alter brain shape and function in young adults

A new study on the effects of marijuana smoking on the brains of young people raises new questions about risks of casual drug use.
Brooks Hays
Evolution explains facial hair trends

Evolution explains facial hair trends

Beard trends follow an evolutionary principle whereby rare traits become more attractive, and scientists say we may have hit "peak beard."
Brooks Hays
Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

Japan plans to resume whaling in 2015

Late last week, Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) announced plans to renew its whaling operation.
Brooks Hays
Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

Forest fires and warming planet could accelerate deforestation in Amazon

The increasingly deadly combination of forest fire and extreme weather spells tragedy for the trees of the Amazonian rainforest.
Brooks Hays
Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

Astronauts to grow lettuce on International Space Station

NASA's Vegetable Production System, VEGGIE, is among the 500 pounds of supplies to be delivered to the International Space Station by SpaceX's Dragon capsule.
Brooks Hays
Physicists discover new type of particle using Large Hadron Collider

Physicists discover new type of particle using Large Hadron Collider

A new and exotic atomic particle -- one that doesn't mesh with traditional particle physics models -- has been discovered by researchers at Syracuse University.
Brooks Hays
Asian pollution energizes North American storms

Asian pollution energizes North American storms

A new study suggests Asia's dirty air is influencing the weather patterns of North America and affecting the lives of people thousands of miles away.
Brooks Hays
Biologists detail four new deep-sea 'killer sponges'

Biologists detail four new deep-sea 'killer sponges'

Marine biologists have found and studied in great depth four new species of carnivorous sponges off the California coast.
Brooks Hays
Beautiful 'blood moon' shines over North America

Beautiful 'blood moon' shines over North America

The moon passed under the amber shadow of the Earth causing a full midnight lunar eclipse, producing a phenomenon known as the "blood moon."
Aileen Graef
Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

Vacuuming carbon from the atmosphere may be most realistic solution to climate change

UN says the world's nations must find a way to reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 70 percent by 2050 in order to prevent the worst of global warming.
Brooks Hays
SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket launch plans delayed after helium leak

SpaceX's Falcon-9 rocket launch plans delayed after helium leak

SpaceX’s third resupply mission to the International Space Station was canceled today after a helium leak was discovered.
Brooks Hays
Low blood sugar may incite marital conflict

Low blood sugar may incite marital conflict

A drop in blood sugar can make humans more likely to lash out at their spouses or significant others.
Brooks Hays
New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail

New technology helps paleontologists see Ice-Age bee in intricate detail

Scientists in California recently used CT scanning technology to capture remarkably detailed photos of an Ice Age bee.
Brooks Hays
SpaceX will attempt to return resusable rocket to Earth during ISS resupply mission

SpaceX will attempt to return resusable rocket to Earth during ISS resupply mission

SpaceX to test whether the Falcon 9 rocket is really reusable when it blasts off from Cape Canaveral at 4:58 p.m. EDT on an ISS resupply mission.
Brooks Hays
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