Scorching temperatures in Kuwait, Pakistan confirmed as 3rd and 4th hottest measured on Earth

Following years of tireless investigation, the World Meteorological Organization last week announced that two recent … Read more

’Michael Jackson drug’ remains a patient curiosity

It remains the most widely used anesthetic in U.S. hospitals, but many patients remember propofol … Read more

What lost wallets and lots of cash say about altruism

NEW YORK — People are more likely to return a lost wallet if it contains … Read more

Giant squid, phantom of the deep, makes its 2nd video appearance

Edie Widder was eating lunch in the mess hall of the Research Vessel Point Sur … Read more

Giant telescope will be built on sacred Native Hawaiian peak

HONOLULU — After years of protests and legal battles, Hawaii officials announced Thursday that a … Read more

Old spy images show glaciers melting fast in the Himalayas

WASHINGTON — The Himalayan mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, has been losing ice at … Read more

Radar tracks insects migrating in massive, unseen swarms

In early June, ladybugs briefly took over the news cycle. Meteorologists at the National Weather … Read more

Waterfront owners are asked to take dead whales in Washington

PORT HADLOCK, Wash. — At least one Washington state waterfront landowner has said yes to … Read more

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

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