Chinese find suggests human relatives left Africa a lot earlier

NEW YORK — Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary … Read more

Researchers look for super corals

They hope to find those that can repopulate deep-sea reefs affected by Deepwater Horizon disaster

In a cold room at Temple University, in landlocked Philadelphia, finger-size fragments of coral bathe … Read more

Study: Testosterone boost urges hunger for luxury in U.S. men

An extra shot of testosterone, it seems, makes a man act like an animal. You … Read more

Long-knecked, elephant-sized dinosaur highlights dino diversity

There’s more than one way to supersize a dinosaur. Scientists studying the ancient bones of … Read more

Honeybees finding it harder to eat at a bee hot spot

WASHINGTON — Bees are having a much harder time finding food in the region known … Read more

Science notes: Owls, crows may not be so different from us

Owls see the world much like we do Owl eyes are round, but not spherical. … Read more

Army to use AI to predict vehicle breakdown

The U.S. Army is turning to a little-known tech startup to automate the job of … Read more

Dying organs are restored to life in novel experiments

When Georgia Bowen was born by emergency cesarean May 18, she took a breath, threw … Read more

In vitro fertilization might be answer for endangered rhinos

Perhaps no species on Earth is closer to extinction as the northern white rhinoceros. The … Read more

Domesticated in Siberia, descendants of North America’s first dogs are gone

The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas in the 15th century didn’t just … Read more

Montana’s Silver Bow Creek restoration is revealed

Residents push for the last mile to be cleaned up

BUTTE, Mont. — The first flecks of gold found here in 1864 were along a … Read more

Advice on TVs and sound bars

Q: I’m looking to replace an older 46-inch television and an Insignia sound bar. They … Read more

New chip is designed to power smartwatches

It’s tailored for children’s smartwatches, a growing niche

SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm is launching a chip tailored for children’s smartwatches, a growing niche … Read more

Hawaii set to ban popular sunscreens to protect its reefs

From Banana Boat to Coppertone, major sunscreen brands will soon have to revamp their products … Read more

Local takeout delivery service faces competition

Restaurants give discounts to couriers

When Phillip Geiger took over a failing restaurant delivery service in Bend in 2003, he … Read more

Space telescope will launch in 2021, with $9.7B price tag

Put March 30, 2021, on your calendar. That’s when NASA now plans to launch its … Read more

Separating children from their parents affects kids’ health

Researchers have long looked upon wars, famines and mass migrations as grim but important opportunities … Read more

The search for life on Mars continues

Curiosity rover identifies molecules that give scientists new hope for organic material on Mars

Over nearly six years roaming the surface of Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected organic … Read more

Some sea stars evolved to keep from dissolving

In the summer of 2013, the ocher sea stars of the California coast fell victim … Read more

Gaming expo shows virtual reality is getting better

LOS ANGELES — When Elizabeth Ching took off her headset, she was panting. She had … Read more

Doctor works to wipe out Guinea worm for good

N’DJAMENA, Chad — Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben’s days on the front lines of the guinea-worm wars … Read more

Report: FAA drone approval hurts commercial development

The Federal Aviation Administration is standing in the way of the public’s best interest when … Read more

Sea sponges may hold the key to fighting off killer infections

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The solution to a vexing — and deadly — problem for … Read more

Americans are conserving a lot more water at home

Americans are conserving water in their homes like never before, according to a U.S. Geological … Read more

Monarch butterflies' migration is a relay race, obstacle course

Life is hard for the modern American butterfly. Monarch butterflies, the iconic American insect, are … Read more

Koko the gorilla used smarts, empathy to help change views

SAN FRANCISCO — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet … Read more

It’s time for neuroscientists to get serious about ‘chemobrain’

At some point during treatment for cancer, between 17 percent and 75 percent of patients … Read more

Hooking a paddlefish, cashing in on caviar

Catching the dinosaur of fish takes high-tension reeling; harvesting programs create a model for sustainable fishing

GLENDIVE, Montana — Fishing here conjures images of waders and featherweight flies landing softly on … Read more

Scientists discover the world’s 1st known manta ray nursery

SAN DIEGO — The University of California, San Diego has discovered the world’s first known … Read more

Proposed Hawaii telescope would compete on global scale

It is high noon, again, for astronomers who want to erect a gigantic telescope on … Read more

Sbode sports headphones return, and sound bar reviews

Sbode earphones are back: A few weeks ago I wrote about the recent influx of … Read more

Home security systems can be simple

When a house down the street was burglarized, our neighborhood watch sent out an email … Read more

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