AI learns from professional gamers — then crushes them

For decades, the world’s smartest game-playing humans have been racking up losses to increasingly sophisticated … Read more

Tiny prehistoric sea worm had 50 head spines

Where’s its face?

WASHINGTON — Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, a bizarre creature with a Venus flytrap-like … Read more

Flesh-eating bugs attack teen’s legs in Australia

When 16-year-old Sam Kanizay waded into the water off Brighton Beach late on Aug. 5, … Read more

A definitive guide to setting up your smart home

A definitive guide to setting up your smart home

Nearly everything in your home — air-conditioners, thermostats, lights and garage doors, among other things … Read more

Social media harnessed to expose white nationalists at rally

NEW YORK — One of the social media posts resembled a wanted poster or a … Read more

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science

WASHINGTON — The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal … Read more

Survey finds stark racial divide among millennials

A recent survey by GenForward, a project of the University of Chicago that looks at … Read more

Problem for drug trials: not enough patients

With the arrival of two revolutionary treatment strategies, immunotherapy and personalized medicine, cancer researchers have … Read more

Weather report for 2016: extreme and anything but normal

WASHINGTON — Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything … Read more

Dogs can smell a lot, but not whether you’re afraid

Q: Can dogs smell fear?

A: Dogs have remarkable olfactory ability and can be trained … Read more

Fire mapping technology set for Warm Springs trial

Bend firm, Boeing subsidiary join tech forces

A tech firm in Bend has teamed with a Boeing subsidiary to develop an unmanned … Read more

Study: Alcohol abuse rises in U.S.

A new study published in JAMA Psychiatry this month finds that the rate of alcohol … Read more

Cremation is becoming the American way

NEW YORK — An envelope was in Carmen Rosa’s desk in her apartment in Co-op … Read more

Ever have the urge to just smash something?

For $30, you can break plates and electronics for 30 minutes

Smashing things may not seem, at first blush, to be a winning idea to wrap … Read more

Streetlights: How they complicate a bug’s life

Study suggests light pollution interferes with pollination

At twilight, a moth takes flight in a thistle patch. It distinguishes the purple bristles … Read more

Impossible Burger’s ‘secret sauce’ highlights challenges of food tech

One of the chief selling points of the Impossible Burger, a much ballyhooed plant-based burger … Read more

How tech can ease your summer travel

The relaxation you crave from summer vacation can quickly deteriorate into anxiety when things go … Read more

Peru’s glaciers are a test case for climate adaptation. It’s not going well.

LAKE PALCACOCHA, Peru — After a day of bright sunshine, a chunk of ice the … Read more

Ring video doorbells and cameras offer peace of mind

We all want a safer home, and it’s a good thing technology is stepping up … Read more

In podcast push, Spotify comes after Apple

Spotify is tiptoeing into new businesses again. The No. 1 paid music-streaming service has agreed … Read more

From Madras to Kentucky, towns brace for cell hell

Nestled in the southwest corner of Kentucky, about an hour west of Bowling Green, is … Read more

Fertilizers pose a growing threat to U.S. waterways

Nitrogen-based fertilizers, which came into wide use after World War II, helped prompt the agricultural … Read more

Upcoming blackout means big bucks for businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — Eclipse camping trips, eclipse horseback rides, eclipse steamboat excursions. Eclipse whiskey tastings. … Read more

The serial killer test: Biases against atheists emerge in study

Most people around the world, whether religious or not, presume that serial killers are more … Read more

Nearly a third of students use electronics to cheat

U.S. teenagers think they are savvy about cybersecurity — so much that nearly one-third skirt … Read more

Mountain goats on your trail? They like you, and your urine

A few years ago, employees at Glacier National Park in Montana noticed that mountain goats … Read more

Learning to learn: a class on rewiring your brain

The studio for what is arguably the world’s most successful online course is tucked into … Read more

Pets’ meat consumption hurts environment

You’ve heard about the carbon footprint, but what about the carbon paw-print? According to a … Read more

BendBroadband parent to acquire neighboring Crestview Cable

Two networks to eventually merge

TDS Telecom, the parent company of BendBroadband, announced Friday a pending deal to buy Crestview … Read more

Armored nodosaur had ginger camouflage

For the biggest animals, bulk is a great defense. Other creatures need tricks, like the … Read more

Google’s new parental control app has a flaw

It lets the child decide to remove the controls at age 13

The only consensus among parents about the right age for a child to have unfettered … Read more

Slime from slugs inspires new glue

Scientists say it may someday replace stitches in wound repair

Inspired by slug slime, scientists have developed a flexible adhesive that sticks to wet surfaces. … Read more

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