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

Federal budget kills space mission to explore dark energy

Congress will have final say in funding for research into the expanding universe

A star-crossed mission nearly 20 years in the making that was intended to seek an … Read more

Bend solar company grows with RV sales

Zamp Solar now owned by Texas firm

The bet that Zamp Solar made three years ago on U.S. manufacturing paid off this … Read more

Cameras could be getting eerily smart

Something strange, scary and sublime is happening to cameras, and it’s going to complicate everything … Read more

A brisk Chicago winter doesn’t bug these insects

A bonus of the sometimes brutal Midwest winters is the absence of creepy crawlies that … Read more

In an era of ‘smart’ things, sometimes dumb stuff is better

It still feels magical to light up your living room by saying “Alexa, turn on … Read more

Science notes: Bat guts, seeing an extinct creature’s pouch

The chambered nautilus jets itself around ocean Like a tiny submarine, the chambered nautilus speeds … Read more

Future homes will feature roll-up TVs, a brain-wave bath

Don’t worry: Technology may come and go, but some things never change. In the not-so-distant … Read more

These ERs tried to curtail opioids — and did better than expected

DENVER — One of the most common reasons patients head to an emergency room is … Read more

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