Found in a book of Shakespeare’s plays: John Milton’s edits

The handwriting was oddly familiar. University of Cambridge lecturer Jason Scott-Warren peered closer at the … Read more

Scientists tried gene editing to target HIV

Effort was the first to use CRISPR on the virus that causes AIDS

Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure … Read more

77 million years ago, Alberta was home to a ‘frozen dragon’

A new species of pterosaur, a flying reptile, has been identified in the vast, dry … Read more

Collection of premier proverb scholar opens at university

BURLINGTON, Vt. — From “Strike while the iron is hot” to “Been there, done that,” … Read more

Biologists study unusual deaths of Alaska ice seals

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska’s northwest coast have been … Read more

Forget cars, these robots drive floor scrubbers

San Diego company wants to become the Microsoft of robot operating systems

SAN DIEGO — Ten years ago computational neuroscientist Dr. Eugene Izhikevich walked away from a … Read more

Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across the West

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana’s greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% during the … Read more

Water found on planet, which has temperatures suitable for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet … Read more

New parents join a movement of hiking with babies

Taking young children outdoors benefits parents and kids

Six-year-old Mason Hodges can rattle off any number of plant and animal species when out … Read more

To help koalas survive, scientists change their diets

Move over, salmon cannon. Step aside, panda pornography. There’s a new tool in the world … Read more

Earthquake fault long thought dormant could devastate Los Angeles

Scientists citing new research say an earthquake fault along the Los Angeles coast, previously believed … Read more

From feta to American slices, a ranking of cheeses by healthfulness

Americans love cheese. While U.S. dairy milk consumption has fallen, cheese consumption keeps on increasing … Read more

Electric vehicle rules zap carmakers

California regulations require EVs in auto fleets, but consumers do not want them

OJAI, Calif. — Subaru customers would seem to be the perfect demographic for electric vehicles. … Read more

Lung illness tied to vaping could be a new ‘worrisome’ disease, officials say

WASHINGTON — Health officials said Friday that a fifth person has died from a mysterious … Read more

Contaminant found in vaping products linked to lung illnesses

WASHINGTON — State and federal health officials investigating mysterious lung illnesses linked to vaping have … Read more

Will 5G interfere with storm forecasting?

Weather agencies are warning that signals from new 5G mobile networks will make it harder … Read more

As humans reshaped dogs’ bodies, we altered their brains

Dogs are a weird bunch. They range in size from bearish behemoths like Newfoundlands to … Read more

Dental tourism: A vacation getaway for bargain dentistry

“Do you want numbing gel?” the dental technician asked me as she prepared to plunge … Read more

Study: People who post selfies are seen as less likable, less successful

SEATTLE — If you care what other people think of your social media posts, you … Read more

Idaho artifacts suggest Pacific entry for first Americans

NEW YORK — Scientists say they’ve found artifacts in Idaho that indicate people were living … Read more

1.3B tons of food are wasted each year — can it be stopped?

Across the planet, more than a billion tons of essential, nutritious, life-sustaining food goes to … Read more

Study finds no single ‘gay gene’

DNA analysis, however, finds that genetic differences play a role in sexual preference

A study that analyzed the DNA of nearly half a million people has found that … Read more

Lego releases audio and Braille instructions for blind fans

Matthew Shifrin first discovered Lego bricks when he thrust his hands deep inside a crate … Read more

A pumpkin-spice latte ingredient has a violent history

Pumpkin-spice latte season is starting even earlier this year, with the famous drink spiced with … Read more

U.S. is becoming more diverse — and quickly, in certain parts

The United States is becoming more diverse as the white share of the population declines … Read more

Some patients’ best hope for a cure is to develop it themselves

It was a life-or-death situation for young Matthew Evangelista. His mother, Helen, had nowhere to … Read more

400 years ago, the first slaves arrived in Jamestown

Four hundred years ago, the first Africans set foot on mainland English America. Held as … Read more

Mysterious Oregon cattle killings and mutilations alarm ranchers

When the first dead bull turned up at the end of July, it didn’t raise … Read more

California to build world’s largest wildlife crossing

200-foot overpass would cross 10 lanes of Highway 101 near L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life … Read more

As NASA tracks ice over Greenland, Iceland bids farewell to it with poetry

ABOARD A NASA RESEARCH PLANE OVER GREENLAND — The fields of rippling ice 500 feet … Read more

Struggling orcas could get a boat-free zone

SEATTLE — A federal lawsuit filed Monday seeks to establish a whale protection zone for … Read more

The monarch is a species in crisis

GREENBELT, Md. — Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura … Read more

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