Pig brain study opens a gap between life and death — and an ethics riddle

In a study that raises profound questions about the line between life and death, researchers … Read more

Smart meters coming to Bend April 29

Pacific Power will replace 76,000 meters in Central Oregon

In a little more than 10 days, Pacific Power representatives will swarm through town to … Read more

Diabetes drug may slow, prevent kidney disease

A drug that’s used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now … Read more

Filipinos plan more diggings where possible new human species found

MANILA, Philippines — Archaeologists who discovered fossil bones and teeth of a previously unknown human … Read more

Trumpeter swans making a North American comeback

Bev Kingdon rattles off the names of trumpeter swans and their personalities as if describing … Read more

Man who broke the single-game ‘Jeopardy!’ record has secret weapon

The 34-year-old from Naperville, Illinois, says he hasn’t studied anything extensively, except for the lyrics … Read more

Companies reinvent plastic recycling

Plastic recycling is evolving. The next step will be more like reincarnation. At least 60 … Read more

Glaciers shrinking faster than thought

WASHINGTON — Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows … Read more

Expected soon: First-ever photo of a black hole

Ridley Scott, eat your heart out. Like terrified moviegoers seated on the edges of their … Read more

GPS faces it’s own Y2K … on April 6?

Most people of a certain age remember the Y2K problem that worried computer programmers worldwide … Read more

Bed rest study will help astronauts on future missions

This may sound like a joke about a lazy person’s dream job: Earn big money … Read more

Ahhh, the aroma of Vicks VapoRub

For many, especially in the Latino community, the smell is nostalgic

They call it Bibaporru, Beep Vaporu, El Bic, El Bix, El Vickisito. And many think … Read more

Transplants from those with HIV begin in U.S.

Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from … Read more

Site reveals day meteor hit Earth and, maybe, wiped out dinosaurs

Sixty-six million years ago, a giant meteor slammed into Earth off the coast of modern-day … Read more

Dogs keep leaping over a bridge, into a Scottish gorge

DUMBARTON, Scotland — “I was sure she was dead,” Lottie Mackinnon said quietly. Mackinnon was … Read more

Plague killing frogs worldwide is worse than scientists thought

On Thursday, 41 scientists published the first worldwide analysis of a fungal outbreak that’s been … Read more

Art world’s Indiana Jones found a Picasso missing for 20 years

The painting was the Saudi prince’s closely guarded secret. During the three months of the … Read more

Think Bend got a lot of snow?

Mammoth Lakes, Calif., got so much, residents have to tunnel out

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — By February, the snow made many neighborhoods feel subterranean. Twenty-foot walls … Read more

Bingo and bongs: More seniors seek pot for age-related aches

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. — The group of white-haired folks — some pushing walkers, others using … Read more

Report: Introduce peanuts as early as 4 months to prevent allergies

Pediatricians now recommend introducing peanut-­based foods to infants before their first birthday to prevent peanut … Read more

Special evaluations can help seniors cope with cancer

Before she could start breast cancer treatment, ­Nancy Simpson had to walk in a straight … Read more

Sun bears excel at imitating facial expressions, studies find

The sun bears were making faces at each other. And that was a bit of … Read more

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

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