Scanners find secrets from Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’

Bits of color were peeking out through cracks in the dark shades of “La Miséreuse … Read more

Court rules against ride hailing in Egypt

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has ordered authorities to revoke the operating licenses of the … Read more

These apps will pay you to turn off your phone

It started out for Sam Machado as a relatively low-effort way to get free pizza. … Read more

Flying? To avoid the flu, get a window seat and stay put

NEW YORK — Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get … Read more

The power of social networking — about 320,000 years ago

New discoveries in eastern Africa suggest that human behaviors like symbolic thought and the creation … Read more

Bend software firm lands cannabis-related government contract

BioMauris will track medical CBD in Iowa

A Bend software company that started out in pharmaceuticals has landed its first contract in … Read more

How bad could the ‘big one’ be? In Portland, 27,000 quake victims

PORTLAND — Portland faces mass casualties and billions of dollars in building damage if a … Read more

To the list of invasive species, add feral cats

DENVER — Weeds, feral cats, insects and other pests are invading the U.S. West, and … Read more

In research, science prefers dogs over cats

Bias and the larger number of dog breeds cited, but cats may be better models for some cancers

Recently someone (my boss, actually) mentioned to me that I wrote more articles about dogs … Read more

To boost sports performance, grunt, a new study suggests

Emitting a high-decibel grunt or squeal while striking a backhand or uncorking a swirling roundhouse … Read more

Central Oregon investment fund open to pitches

A group of Central Oregon angel investors is accepting applications from entrepreneurs in search of … Read more

For fiddler crabs, size does matter — of claws

Male fiddler crabs are lopsided, with one claw that seems about the right size and … Read more

Review: VAVA Voom 20 Bluetooth speaker

I’ve been reviewing gadgets for a lot of years, and I used to be surprised … Read more

Instagram shapes the art world

For artists, it’s more visual than Twitter, more social than Pinterest and simply cooler than Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO — As a member of a millennia-old profession, 28-year-old artist Laura Rokas can … Read more

A Soviet nerve agent unleashed in Britain

LONDON — The use of Russian-developed nerve agent Novichok to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal and … Read more

Pro- and anti-gun data hard to come by

Guns in the home protect families. For decades, that has been an essential part of … Read more

Scientists find ice not known on Earth trapped in a diamond

Trapped in the rigid structure of diamonds formed deep in the Earth’s crust, scientists have … Read more

New study: Bones already tested are in fact Earhart’s

Amelia Earhart’s story is revolutionary: She was the first woman to fly alone across the … Read more

Study: Over half of U.S. gun owners store guns without locks

More than half of U.S. gun owners store at least one firearm without any locks … Read more

Study: Selfies aren’t an accurate portrayal

How many times have you taken a selfie, only to hate how you looked? You … Read more

National park in Peru will protect millions of acres

It joins a network of new parks in South American countries

The rainforests in Peru’s remote northwest corner are vast — so vast that the clouds … Read more

Amateur astronomer catches birth of a supernova

Peering at a distant galaxy, an amateur astronomer in Argentina managed to capture a star … Read more

Science notes: Volunteers agree to parasite infection

Plus, animals affected by changing oceans, and how fruit flies heal

Some concerned about voluntary parasite study Seventeen volunteers in the Netherlands have agreed to host … Read more

Astronomers glimpse cosmic dawn, when the stars turned on

WASHINGTON — After the Big Bang, it was cold and black. And then there was … Read more

Olympus owns the rugged-camera market

Q: I want to buy a rugged stills camera that can take the shock of … Read more

Fossil ‘Lake’ gets more fossils: Columbian mammoth tracks

KLAMATH FALLS — Almost 43,000 years ago, a herd of Columbian mammoths made their way … Read more

What you can learn from a 13 million-member family tree

It’s not the biggest family tree in the world, but it’s close. Armchair genealogists and … Read more

ChickTech gives Central Oregon girls experience with programming, robotics

Nonprofit hopes to establish Central Oregon chapter

A Madras High School senior, Karina Ramirez is pretty sure she’s going to pursue a … Read more

Microchip: Too early to comment on Bend Microsemi

It’s too early to tell whether Microchip Technology Inc., which plans to acquire Microsemi Corp., … Read more

West Coast is getting its own advanced weather satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA launched another of the world’s most advanced weather satellites Thursday, … Read more

Arizona tech firm to buy Microsemi

Chipmaker has a production facility in Bend

An Arizona technology firm announced Thursday it would buy Microsemi Corp., a California-based microchip maker … Read more

Facebook report sums up five-year GDP effect

Construction and operation of Facebook data centers in four sites around the United States, including … Read more

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