Canines give you those puppy-dog eyes for a reason

Domesticated dogs have the ability, but wolves, mostly, do not, scientists say

The mournful, pleading, eyebrows-up expression dogs make is so familiar that we have made it … Read more

In first 2 states where pot became legal, teen use triggers concern

Parents and doctors in Colorado and Washington state say children are easily getting hold of marijuana edibles

DENVER — The first two states to legalize recreational marijuana are starting to grapple with … Read more

Town draws tourists once a year as 70,000 snakes meet to mate

NARCISSE, Manitoba — Tokyo has its cherry blossoms, the Netherlands has its tulip fields and … Read more

Laughter really is the best medicine? In many quantifiable ways, that’s no joke

In quantifiable ways, that’s no joke

Carl Reiner, 97, has been a comedic icon for more than 70 years, a perennial … Read more

Bats, primates and zebrafish hold clues to aging

Scientists who want to understand why some of us live longer and healthier have traditionally … Read more

Research looks at whether deer disease can strike people, too

Jeannine Fleegle reached into a black garbage bag, pulled out a severed deer head, and … Read more

How much nature is enough?

Doctors say 120 minutes a week

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. … Read more

Way before Woodstock: Ancient graves point to pot smoking

WASHINGTON — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a … Read more

Holocaust Museum to digitize letters from Anne Frank’s father

Ryan Cooper was a 20-something Californian unsure of his place in the world when he … Read more

’Homework gap’ indicates millions of kids lack internet

HARTFORD, Conn. — With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd’s homework assignments present … Read more

Pioneering treatment targets clinically uncontrollable hunger

When a child is born with a rare disorder that few doctors recognize or know … Read more

Dogs internalize bad vibes that humans display, study suggests

Is your dog stressed out? Maybe you’re the one who needs a belly rub. Research … Read more

Scientists crack secret of a fish’s deadly, transparent teeth

NEW YORK — A deep-sea fish can hide its enormous, jutting teeth from prey because … Read more

Deadly falls in older Americans are rising

As the population ages, the number of older Americans who die following a fall is … Read more

Decline of popular succulents in parks linked to black market

The men traveled U.S. Highway 101 in budget rental cars, stopping at remote state parks … Read more

Billion-year-old Arctic fungus may hold clues to life’s arrival on land

Scientists reported last month they had discovered the oldest known fossils of fungi, a finding … Read more

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

SEATTLE — U.S. scientists said Friday they will investigate why an unusual number of gray … Read more

Sea turtles start nesting with ‘unheard-of’ numbers in N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Each day from May through August, volunteers walk and survey the 26 … Read more

Tupelo honey is liquid gold from Southern swamps

ODUM, Ga. — The most expensive honey in America starts in these mucky Southern swamps, … Read more

No class outside first class? Flight tiers can lead to unruly passengers, research shows

Flying has increasingly become a world of the haves and have-nots, starting with purchasing a … Read more

Stolen letters, missing paintings: Fine art is a tough trade

The team at the Potomack Company auction house knew they had something special: A 1780 … Read more

Expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year

WASHINGTON — The Atlantic hurricane season is off to yet another early start, but U.S. … Read more

Mount Everest climbers die in traffic jams

Anjali Kulkarni, an Indian mountain climber, trained for six years to make it to the … Read more

Scientists spy on superbugs to see how they outsmart our antibiotics

Scientists have discovered another way that single-celled organisms have outsmarted us. The tiny bacteria that … Read more

Here be dragons: Sea creatures captivate visitors in California

LA JOLLA, California — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but … Read more

Modern languages throw curve balls at National Spelling Bee

Don’t know how to spell ­clafouti? Don’t feel bad. Nearly 1 in 5 words misspelled … Read more

EPA plans to change how it counts deaths from pollution

New method would help justify rolling back climate change rules

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency plans to change the way it calculates the future … Read more

U.S. birthrate hits new low

Oregon births per capital falls below national rate

The United States is confronted by its lowest number of births in 32 years, according … Read more

New liver transplant rules begin amid a fight over fairness

WASHINGTON — Wilnelia Cruz-Ulloa spent the last months of her life in a New York … Read more

No evidence that stem cell treatments work

A surgeon recommended a hip replacement, but Kenneth Cevoli said no thanks. “They’re really quick … Read more

Want your kids to eat quinoa or lentils? Tell them this

Researchers say telling children about the benefits of eating certain foods — such as how big and strong they can become — works

Popeye was right when he sang “I’m strong to the finich, cause I eats me … Read more

Obesity epidemic: Now seen as a rural problem

As the rate of obesity around the world has climbed steadily for decades, public health … Read more

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