Americans are more miserable, and there’s data to prove it

Life in America keeps getting more miserable, according to the latest data from the General … Read more

Research offers hope for fertility preservation in boys with cancer

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists announced a milestone Thursday in their efforts to … Read more

Kale joins ‘Dirty Dozen’ produce list

Thinking of digging into a kale salad at lunch today? You may want to think … Read more

Cache of Apollo-era moon samples to be unsealed for study

Later this year, NASA will reveal never-before-seen morsels of the moon, the agency announced recently. … Read more

Exhibit explores the bond between people and dogs

LOS ANGELES — Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And … Read more

Daily low-dose aspirin no longer recommended by doctors, if you’re healthy

For years, low-dose aspirin has been described as a panacea to ward off heart attacks, … Read more

The way you speak was shaped by what your ancestors ate

WASHINGTON — The way most of us speak today is shaped in part by how … Read more

Mystery infections traced to religious flagellation

NEW YORK — Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral … Read more

The egg debate: Too much cholesterol?

Adults who ate about 1½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease … Read more

Newer heart valves may let more people avoid surgery

Surgery for certain bad heart valves may soon become a thing of the past. New … Read more

DNA on ancient tobacco pipe links Maryland slave site to West Africa

One day about 200 years ago, a woman enslaved on a tobacco plantation near Annapolis, … Read more

Furniture for the disabled, thanks to 3D printers

Extended couch legs that make it easier to get off the sofa. An oversize switch … Read more

Will California’s wildflowers survive the crush of visitors?

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — In the hills of Lake Elsinore, children carried drooping apricot-colored poppies … Read more

Could Alzheimer’s damage be fixed by light and noise?

Could people’s eyes and ears help fix the damage Alzheimer’s disease does to the brain? … Read more

Forget California quakes, fires; the sea could be No. 1 danger

LOS ANGELES — In the most extensive study to date on sea level rise in … Read more

America’s lightbulb revolution has made major gains in energy savings

Solar panels and wind turbines get a lot of attention. A more inconspicuous instrument is … Read more

How undersea cables bring the internet across oceans

The internet consists of tiny bits of code that move around the world, traveling along … Read more

Are robots being overused in the OR?

Robotic surgery was never approved for mastectomy or any other cancer-related treatment, but that has … Read more

Dog-walking dilemma: Is it good for seniors — or too dangerous?

Dogs need to go on walks, and walking is good exercise for older adults. Seniors … Read more

Observe Lent? Try giving up plastic

Chocolate, alcohol and Twitter are some of the popular indulgences many Christians give up during … Read more

The best way to escape a wolf: Run fast, or pogo-jump away?

SPOKANE, Wash. — A new study shows that different types of deer react differently when … Read more

There’s a lunacy to naming new things in outer space

Aspiring lunar explorers, take heed — any newly discovered ridges on the Moon must be … Read more

When weather is weaponized in climate change discussions

In the summer, when heat waves scorch cities or heavy rains flood the coasts, some … Read more

Bend legal software firm acquired

Bend software entrepreneur Peter Ozolin announced the acquisition of Manzama Inc. during a presentation Thursday … Read more

Weekend ‘catch-up sleep’? No, it’s a lie

The negative health effects of skimping on sleep during the week can’t be reversed by … Read more

Scientists add letters to DNA’s alphabet

In 1985, chemist Steven Benner sat down with some colleagues and a notebook and sketched … Read more

Half female, half male: Unusual, but not rare

All serious butterfly collectors remember their first gynandromorph: a butterfly with a color and pattern … Read more

‘Stabbed in the back’: Toxic water sickens military families

FOUNTAIN, Colo. — When Army Staff Sgt. Samuel Fortune returned from Iraq, his body battered … Read more

Thought to be extinct, the world’s largest bee is found

It has been 38 years since scientists last spotted the insect known as Wallace’s giant … Read more

Stonehenge was built using stones from 180 miles away

A team of archaeologists in the United Kingdom says it has traced dozens of Stonehenge’s … Read more

Forbidden City opened at night for the 1st time in 94 years

BEIJING — Beijing’s Forbidden City — traditionally off-limits at night for anyone except emperors, ghosts … Read more

Continentwide effort to save the bats, one cave at a time

ELY, Nev. — A crew of five wildlife biologists wearing overalls, helmets and headlamps walked … Read more

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