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New armored dinosaur species unearthed in New Mexico

New armored dinosaur species unearthed in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- As they seem to do every week, scientists unveiled yet another new type of dinosaur on Wednesday -- this one discovered in 2011 by a team in New Mexico.
Brooks Hays
Water in Earth's oceans older than the sun

Water in Earth's oceans older than the sun

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A new study suggests as much as a third of Earth's ocean water was likely formed prior to the birth of the sun and sourced from deep space ice.
Brooks Hays
Octopus robot can crawl, carry objects, swim really fast

Octopus robot can crawl, carry objects, swim really fast

ATHENS, Greece, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The addition of a web between its tentacles has made the robot octopus, or roboctopus, twice as fast, and new video shows it swimming in the Aegean Sea.
Brooks Hays
Study: Natural gas not much of a short-term emissions solution

Study: Natural gas not much of a short-term emissions solution

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A new study suggests a transition from coal to natural gas won't markedly improve greenhouse gas emissions.
Brooks Hays
Multicellular fossil sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

Multicellular fossil sets evolutionary timeline back 60 million years

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Scientists say several new fossils are evidence that the transition from single- to multi-cell organisms began 60 million years earlier than previously thought.
Brooks Hays
Apple pulls iOS 8 update after problems

Apple pulls iOS 8 update after problems

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Apple pulls iOS 8.0.1 hours after release because some users were saying they could't make calls.
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Treating fracking wastewater results in new unsafe compounds

Treating fracking wastewater results in new unsafe compounds

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A new study suggests fracking wastewater can endanger drinking water even after it has passed through treatment plants and been diluted.
Brooks Hays
Evidence of water vapor seen in exoplanet's atmosphere

Evidence of water vapor seen in exoplanet's atmosphere

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A Neptune-sized exoplanet, which lies some 729 trillion miles away (122 light-years), has water vapor in its atmosphere.
Brooks Hays
New airway muscle-on-a-chip could improve asthma research

New airway muscle-on-a-chip could improve asthma research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- A new human airway muscle-on-a-chip, produced in Harvard labs, could improve asthma research by replicating the way smooth muscle contracts in human windpipes.
Brooks Hays
Migrating monarch butterflies spotted on weather radar

Migrating monarch butterflies spotted on weather radar

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- As fall weather arrives, giant swarms of monarch butterflies are flying south to Mexico for the winter, and their numbers are up from last year.
Brooks Hays
Chimps raised by humans have lifelong behavioral problems

Chimps raised by humans have lifelong behavioral problems

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- New research suggests chimps raised by humans exhibit lifelong behavioral problems, and have difficulties being re-introduced to life with other chimps.
Brooks Hays
India's Mars Orbiter Project now orbiting Red Planet

India's Mars Orbiter Project now orbiting Red Planet

BANGALORE, India, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- India's Mars Orbiter project is now in orbit around the Red Planet.
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Report: iPhone 6 can bend in pockets

Report: iPhone 6 can bend in pockets

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Pictures reportedly show that the iPhone 6 Plus can bend after being in pockets for too long.
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Brazil holdout undermines anti-deforestation agreement at climate summit

Brazil holdout undermines anti-deforestation agreement at climate summit

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Dozens of countries, corporations and indigenous groups, including the United States, pledged to slow the rate of deforestation at today's U.N. Climate Summit.
Brooks Hays
NIH issues grants for studying 'effect of sex' in preclinical medical research

NIH issues grants for studying 'effect of sex' in preclinical medical research

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The NIH has awarded $10.1 million in additional funding to 82 grantees exploring the "effects of sex" in medical research.
Brooks Hays
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