Anyone can mine cryptocurrency

All it takes is $799, an internet connection and spike in the electric bill

When there’s a gold rush, sell picks and shovels. When there’s a cryptocurrency rush, the … Read more

Mountain gorilla population ticks up in a rare conservation win

WASHINGTON — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, … Read more

A cat’s sandpapery tongue deep cleans

WASHINGTON — Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech … Read more

Hot products for Black Friday

It is that time of the year again when retailers bombard you with ads promoting … Read more

Unearthed in ancient Pompeii: sensual bedroom art, still intact

ROME — Archaeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a … Read more

Scientists plot rover’s exploration of Mars

LOS ANGELES — In three years, a new explorer will touch down on the Red … Read more

NASA receives European powerhouse for moonship

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to … Read more

Farm animals may get features through gene editing

OAKFIELD, N.Y. — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs … Read more

Changing climate pushing bird species up “an escalator to extinction”

WASHINGTON — A meticulous re-creation of a three decade-old study of birds on a mountainside … Read more

Mozilla program offers a drastic way to filter out more spam

Q: I get a lot of spam. Some appears to be from name-brand companies, and … Read more

Menu for astronauts in space includes variety, comforts of home

Neil Armstrong may have taken that first small step for man onto the moon, but … Read more

A museum showing its age, and sharing its DNA

As the animal world is increasingly threatened, exhibits unlock clues to aid species survival

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Standing alone, a few minutes before the doors were to open … Read more

Review: Nikon Coolpix P1000

Can a zoom lens be too big?

In 2015, I reviewed a Nikon camera called the Coolpix P900, which is a “bridge … Read more

To keep old growth out of new shirts, fashion turns to technology

No one dies for fashion in greater numbers than, it turns out, the trees. More … Read more

Campaign featuring soldiers’ stories addresses suicide

In Afghanistan, Chris Groleau was a minesweeper — the soldier who walks ahead of his … Read more

First Americans rushed into unknown from Asia

Almost 11,000 years ago, a man died in what is Nevada. Wrapped in a rabbit-skin … Read more

Bend IT contractor’s value tanks

Former N-Link employee sues for ESOP information

Mark Kalmbach owns about 3,600 shares of the Bend IT company where he was a … Read more

A brief history of displaying opponents’ severed heads

In the aftermath of a tough competition, cherish the little blessings: No one has lopped … Read more

Private companies want to sell space stations

Private companies launch projects to join, and eventually replace, the International Space Station

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — At one end of Bigelow Aerospace’s factory is a mock-up … Read more

Ouch, that’s hot! Spacecraft pierces the sun’s corona

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A NASA spacecraft has made its first close approach to the … Read more

Study: Apps for preschoolers have ads

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to … Read more

Scientists troll the monster in the heart of the Milky Way

In a dark, dusty patch of sky in the constellation Sagittarius, a small star, known … Read more

Report: People are keeping their smartphones longer

People are holding on to their smartphones longer, squeezing out a few more months of … Read more

Facebook could lay fiber broadband along Central Oregon highways

ODOT would give up right of way in exchange for broadband access

Oregon transportation officials will try to negotiate an agreement with Facebook that would allow the … Read more

Google lets you check out Mars without having to leave the house

Sick of life right now on Earth? Head to Mars instead. Virtually, that is. Google … Read more

Llamas could play a role in finding a universal flu vaccine

Along with soulful eyes, endearingly long necks and warm fuzzy coats, llamas have a far … Read more

NASA’s Dawn mission to the asteroid belt quietly dies

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, in orbit around the asteroid Ceres, said good night, the space agency … Read more

CDC: Decorative dead bats could be harboring deadly diseases

You could buy Halloween bat decorations — plush, plastic or neon — at Target. Or … Read more

As strong as a spider’s web

The secret of super-strong webs is traced to tiny structures in the arachnids’ glands

Spiders spin their silk out of proteins and promise. The fibers are tough, flexible and … Read more

Future cars: Order, pay for coffee by tapping the dash

The car of the future will have powerful communication technology on board. As self-driving cars … Read more

Mars could have enough molecular oxygen to support life

Modern-day Mars may be more hospitable to oxygen-breathing life than previously thought. A study suggests … Read more

Researchers discover new crocodile species

MIAMI — For nearly 85 years, crocodile experts knew of just three species in Africa … Read more

Science notes: ‘Headless chicken monster,’ disappearing island, microplastics

First, the island was there. Then, it was mostly gone. Before Hurricane Walaka swept through … Read more

Dogs could help sniff out malaria

Steven Lindsay, a public health entomologist at Durham University in England, has been researching malaria … Read more

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