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Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
Brooks Hays
Sixth grader accused of stealing lion fish research from grad student

Sixth grader accused of stealing lion fish research from grad student

A former grad student claims his lion fish research has been lifted and used unattributed by a sixth grader for her science fair project in Florida.
Brooks Hays
Study: elephants have biggest, most discerning nose of all mammals

Study: elephants have biggest, most discerning nose of all mammals

The African elephant, with 2,000 olfactory receptors, has the most extensive sense of smell -- double the amount dogs have, and five times as many as humans.
Brooks Hays
Special gut bacteria help woodrats survive on poisonous plants

Special gut bacteria help woodrats survive on poisonous plants

Thanks to gut microbes, the desert woodrat of the Mojave desert in the Western United States subsists almost exclusively on poisonous plants.
Brooks Hays
Report: MERS virus may be airborne

Report: MERS virus may be airborne

MERS, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus, may be transmitted by air, a paper published Tuesday in the scientific journal mBio suggests.
Ed Adamczyk
Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

Global warming 'pause' was a natural fluctuation, scientists say

New research suggests the recent global warming slowdown, or "pause," was "no more than natural variability," not a significant disruption of larger trends.
Brooks Hays
Sixth grader impresses academics with lionfish experiment

Sixth grader impresses academics with lionfish experiment

A 13-year-old's science project on lionfish, the invasive species, and its ability to thrive in less salty waters has impressed grown ecologists.
Brooks Hays
Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

Seals flock to offshore wind farms to feed

New research shows seals have grown accustomed to hunting for prey around the turbines that make up offshore wind farms.
Brooks Hays
Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

Sandstone pillars and arches formed by stress, not just erosion

Scientists say the internal stresses of sandstone, not erosion, are responsible for the arch and pillar formations that populate places like Bryce Canyon.
Brooks Hays
NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

NASA names building for Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon

A building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, where Apollo astronauts once trained, was named in honor of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Brooks Hays
Report: 2013 global temperatures, weather trends break records

Report: 2013 global temperatures, weather trends break records

A new climate report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offers another reminder that the planet is getting warmer.
Brooks Hays
North Carolina driver captures streaking meteor on dash cam

North Carolina driver captures streaking meteor on dash cam

A giant fireball of a meteor was caught on a dash cam by a Dan Perjar, a software developer from Raleigh, North Carolina.
Brooks Hays
Genetic condition to blame for family that walks on all fours, not 'devolution'

Genetic condition to blame for family that walks on all fours, not 'devolution'

New research suggests √úner Tan Syndrome and its quadrupedal consequences are not evidence of 'devolution.'
Brooks Hays
U.S. Air Force orders more bomb fuzes

U.S. Air Force orders more bomb fuzes

Kaman Corporation has received a new order from the U.S. Air Force for bomb fuzes.
Richard Tomkins
Space probe discovers two comets in one

Space probe discovers two comets in one

ESA probe Rosetta has captured images of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, discovering that the comet is actually two comets in one -- conjoined twins.
Brooks Hays
New water mite species named after Jennifer Lopez

New water mite species named after Jennifer Lopez

Scientists recently paid tribute to Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez by naming a newly discovered water mite after her.
Brooks Hays
Scientists crush diamond with pressure from world's biggest laser

Scientists crush diamond with pressure from world's biggest laser

Scientists wanted to understand the conditions deep inside giant, carbon-rich planets. To find out, they blasted a diamond with the world's biggest laser.
Brooks Hays
Study: marijuana compound slows tumor growth

Study: marijuana compound slows tumor growth

New research suggests tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC -- the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana -- works to slow tumor growth.
Brooks Hays
Stephen Hawking supports Parliament's Assisted Dying Bill

Stephen Hawking supports Parliament's Assisted Dying Bill

Famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has pledged his support for a bill that would enable assisted suicide.
Brooks Hays

Royal Navy Wildcats getting new missile capability

New missile capability is being provided to Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters.
Richard Tomkins
Giant hole opens up in Russia

Giant hole opens up in Russia

Russians have discovered a mysterious hole in middle of Siberia -- a crater stretching some 260 feet across.
Brooks Hays
Flying dinosaur had feathers and four wings

Flying dinosaur had feathers and four wings

Changyuraptor yangi, which scientists say had feathers like a bird and was designed like a fighter jet, was the largest dinosaur to take to the skies.
Brooks Hays
Spread of Burmese pythons in Florida worries wildlife officials

Spread of Burmese pythons in Florida worries wildlife officials

Florida officials estimate there are likely now thousands of Burmese pythons slithering their way stealthily through the Everglades.
Brooks Hays
Woman catches piranha cousin in Detroit-area lake

Woman catches piranha cousin in Detroit-area lake

A Detroit woman caugh a pacu, a South American relative of the piranha, in a Michigan lake last week.
Brooks Hays
NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

NASA says it's very close to finding alien life

At a panel discussion on the search for alien life, held this week at NASA's headquarters in Washington, the agency's top scientists said they're getting close.
Brooks Hays
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