Oasis in the Mojave is protected but remains at risk

Pumping groundwater from the aquifer that feeds the Amargosa could throttle the river

SHOSHONE, Calif. — The Amargosa, a slender thread of a river that flows through a … Read more

Noise pollution gives many birds symptoms akin to PTSD

The bluebird didn’t realize what she was getting herself into when she chose her new … Read more

Your face gives away your sickness

People can judge whether someone is sick by looking at a photo for just a … Read more

The big tech trends to follow at CES 2018

Imagine this: When you leave the house, your air conditioner and lights turn off automatically. … Read more

Sync your calendar with the solar system this year

If you love space and astronomy, 2018 will be an exciting year. India and China … Read more

On Jan. 31, a ‘super blue blood moon eclipse’

Three separate celestial events will take place for the first time in 150 years

Call it whatever you like — a blue red moon, a purple moon, a blood … Read more

A step into voice-controlled entertainment

Roku, which makes devices for streaming internet video on television sets, announced last week that … Read more

Got a new phone or tablet? Try out these apps

If you got a new phone or tablet for Christmas, you are likely in the … Read more

Unlike humans, bonobos prefer troublemakers

When Mr. Rogers told viewers of his beloved children’s TV show to “look for the … Read more

Sound advice: Most universal remote controls work for TVs

Q: We have a Marantz plasma TV that is at least 10 years old. The … Read more

UFOs: Is this all there is?

Hey, Mr. Spaceman, Won’t you please take me along? I won’t do anything wrong. Hey, … Read more

A memory shortcut, with help from our friends and devices

“Always remember everything,” my mother is fond of saying. Of course, as she knows, this … Read more

Technology, environment concerns could mean end of dingo fence

COOBER PEDY, Australia — Driving through South Australia’s outback, it does not take long to … Read more

A cure for one type of blindness? It will cost $850,000

WASHINGTON — A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000 per patient, making … Read more

Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast … Read more

Researchers conduct massive study on golden retrievers

Project is the first and largest lifetime longitudinal study of pets

Most dogs get poked and prodded at the veterinarian’s office. Piper, a 4-year-old golden retriever … Read more

Apple code from 1983 to be released

Before there was an iPhone, iMac or Macintosh, Apple had the Lisa computer. The Lisa … Read more

The iPad Mini vs. Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is about the size of a paperback book without the bulk. … Read more

Surface Book 2: New Windows computer has an edgy look

I’m a sucker for sexy hardware. I think that’s why I’m drawn to Apple products. … Read more

Robots work out for the sake of science

A team of Japanese engineers has designed robots that can perform pushups, do crunches, stretch … Read more

10 ways tech will shape your life in 2018, for better and worse

Is the outlook for technology in 2018 exciting — or slightly terrifying? Flip a coin, … Read more

Wandering around on the beach doesn’t tire out baby sea turtles

When baby sea turtles hatch on a beach at night, their instinct is to head … Read more

Spreading fungal disease can be deadly for snakes everywhere

One of the first hints that yet another fungal disease that could devastate wildlife was … Read more

Resolve to protect your tech this year

If 2017 taught you anything about personal technology, it’s that the onus is on you … Read more

‘Fake news’ had a wide reach but little impact, study suggests

Fake news evolved from seedy internet sideshow to serious electoral threat so quickly that behavioral … Read more

FCC approves wireless charging device

Energous, a San Jose, California, company, is the first firm to receive federal approval for … Read more

History of the calendar: America took a while to catch up

We’re all Gregorians now. But it took a while. On New Year’s Day, just about … Read more

Telescope survived a hurricane in time to spot a big asteroid

When the asteroid named 3200 Phaethon passed by our planet in December, people were watching. … Read more

Precious gems reveal priceless knowledge

Diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds show the extreme forces at work underground

Around 1920, Justo Daza, an experienced mine worker, and Fritz Klein, a mining engineer, were … Read more

Video game creators look to Hollywood for new narratives

When Pete Samuels, a founder and the chief executive of Supermassive Games, began working on … Read more

News and notes: Some of the top scientific stories of 2017

It’s impossible to say that any particular scientific development was the most important in a … Read more

Scientists figuring out how to custom-build proteins

Our bodies make roughly 20,000 different kinds of proteins, from the collagen in our skin … Read more

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