Friday, January 30, 2015

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Finding may explain why some people are less likely to get lost than others
It’s a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs?
Report has new findings about the Continental army’s winter of discontent.
Archaeologists, digging into George Washington’s headquarters at Valley Forge in Pennsylvania, have added domestic images to the picture of one of the most iconic moments of American history.
New Horizons, ending a nine-year trip, will photograph the former planet.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - It's showtime for Pluto. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has traveled 3 billion miles and is nearing the end of its nine-year journey to Pluto. Sunday, it begins photographing the mysterious, unexplored, icy world once deemed a planet.
BERLIN - Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world's oldest surviving library may one day reveal all of its secrets.
A recent sharp drop in new Ebola infections in West Africa is prompting scientists to wonder whether the virus may be silently immunizing some people at the same time as brutally killing their neighbors.
Despite last winter's coming-out party for the polar vortex and the record snows around here, worldwide 2014 was the warmest in 135 years of record-keeping, U.S. climatologists said Friday.
If you were hoping to find a little more time for yourself or your loved ones in the new year, you are in luck: 2015 is going to be exactly one second longer than 2014.
Scientists using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have confirmed at least eight new roughly Earth-sized planets sitting in the habitable zones of their host stars — two of which rival the most Earth-like planets found to date.
On Wednesday, Dr. Rafael Hernandez will roll up his sleeve and offer his forearm to 200 ravenous, malaria-infected mosquitoes.
NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists who made headlines last March by announcing that they'd found long-sought evidence about the early universe are now abandoning that claim.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal projects to meet stricter standards for withstanding flooding that scientists say could worsen because of climate change.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems.
HONOLULU (AP) - Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.
LONDON (AP) - Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum - and his fans aren't happy.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) - An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave.
Joan Young's roof was leaking. The furnace wasn't in great shape, either. But the 70-year-old retiree had few options. "When you're working, it's different. You find the money," she said. On Social Security, "you just deal with what you can, and you try to keep the bills from being expensive, so you turn down the heat and you put on more clothes."