Skin cancers are rising, along with questionable treatments

Some question aggressive treatments for cancers that likely aren’t fatal

John Dalman had been in the waiting room at a Loxahatchee, Florida, dermatology clinic for … Read more

LeadMethod raises $1 million

Seattle’s Acequia Capital leads seed funding round

The Bend software company LeadMethod has raised $1 million in venture capital, which will help … Read more

Scientists found the oldest black hole — and it is a monster

Eduardo Bañados had three nights to spot something that might not even exist: a supermassive … Read more

Americans are less happy and experiencing more pain

Americans “are in greater pain than citizens of other countries” and have been growing steadily … Read more

Trillions of flies can’t all be bad

For each person on Earth, there are 17 million flies. They pollinate plants, consume decomposing … Read more

News and notes: A salt lake soon to be not-so-great; birds’ bigger beaks

What’s to blame for the vanishing Great Salt Lake? The Great Salt Lake in Utah … Read more

Live-streaming smartphone trivia app blows up

Some wonder if HQ Trivia is the answer to live streaming

These are heady times for the creators of HQ Trivia. The app, which broadcasts live … Read more

Powerful microscope helps unravel mummy mysteries

CHICAGO — Inside a sprawling research building at Argonne National Laboratory outside Chicago, a collection … Read more

Hair samples said to be mysterious ‘Yeti’ actually from bears

The origins of the Himalayan Yeti myth have been revealed at last — thanks to … Read more

New study says a neighborhood’s cars reveal how it votes

When it comes to a neighborhood’s political leanings, look no further than the cars or … Read more

Stress levels soar in whales trapped by fishing line

In one more sign that North Atlantic right whales are struggling, a new study finds … Read more

Tech notes: Research cameras before you buy

Also, how to use multiple Twitter accounts

Q: My phone camera has gotten me interested in photography, but I’m afraid of the … Read more

Tricks for sharing all those holiday smartphone pics

With the holiday season upon us, families will soon gather for the big annual exchange … Read more

Why a lot of important research is not being done: intimidation

We have a dispiriting shortage of high-quality health research for many reasons, including the fact … Read more

‘The Woebot will see you now’: the rise of chatbot therapy

My therapist wanted to explain a few things during our first online session: “I’m going … Read more

FDA approves breakthrough test for cancer gene profiling

American regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind test that looks for mutations in hundreds of cancer … Read more

Academy urges U.S. intervention in drug pricing

WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences called Thursday for sweeping changes in the pricing, … Read more

Two tech firms sharing Bend space

Two of Bend’s small tech firms have teamed to share downtown office space. Craft CMS … Read more

Grizzlies test whether your gear is certified ‘bear-resistant’

Video: See a bear trying to break into a cooler

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — Coram the grizzly bear developed a bad habit as a youngster … Read more

Her ancestor was 'a president and a slave,' her mother said

DNA testing furthers a woman’s search to confirm the story

ORANGE, Va. — In her mind’s eye, Bettye Kearse could see her ancestor walking the … Read more

NASA seeks nickname for tiny world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Heads up, armchair travelers. NASA is seeking a nickname for a … Read more

Stellar encore: Dying star keeps coming back, big time

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Death definitely becomes this star. Astronomers reported this month on a … Read more

Inspired by origami, artificial muscle can lift 1,000 times its own weight

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have developed a variety of … Read more

Therapy for sexual misconduct? There’s no evidence to back it up

The recent surge in accusations of sexual harassment and assault has prompted some admitted offenders … Read more

Science news and notes: Dogs, humans bonded early

Plus, do lefties have a sports advantage? Some whales exfoliate

Rock carvings show humans, ancient dogs Our bond with dogs is etched in stone. In … Read more

How cars get hot even when it’s cold

Q: Even on a cold day, when I park my car in direct sunlight with … Read more

Video games are hot this holiday season

It’s blockbuster season for video games. With the holiday season on its way, the games … Read more

NASA launched this record into space in 1977. Now, you can own it yourself

A NASA-created phonograph album — the “Voyager Golden Record” — is floating in space in … Read more

Veterans are key as surge of states OKs medical pot for PTSD

NEW YORK — It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress … Read more

The planet is losing its darkness, and that’s bad

A study using satellite data finds that artificially lit surfaces around the world are spreading … Read more

Nearly everything you learned about Thanksgiving is wrong

Not to rain on our Thanksgiving Day parade, but the story of the first Thanksgiving, … Read more

Thanksgiving tribe reclaims language lost to colonization

MASHPEE, Mass. — The Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors shared a Thanksgiving meal with the Pilgrims … Read more

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