Tiny button detects UV to save you from sunburn

Things your phone probably reminds you of: Your mother’s birthday. Your kid’s doctor appointment. That … Read more

Should you buy someone a phone for the holidays?

Every store and phone carrier offers holiday deals on their smartphones. It’s a good time … Read more

Newest GPS satellites to head to space

DENVER — After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force hopes to launch the first … Read more

Bend company develops alternative hydropower

BladeRunner Energy is backed by federal grants, angel investors

Growing up among Northwest Coast Native American relatives who survive by fishing in Alaska and … Read more

What is Saturn without rings? The universe may just find out

Saturn’s icy rings are among the most iconic features in the solar system. But they … Read more

Scientists try to stop lethal virus spread by bats

BAT CAVE, QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA — By day, some of the most dangerous … Read more

Childbirth could have effect on breast cancer

Compared with women who have never given birth, those who recently had babies may have … Read more

Later school start times giving students more sleep in Seattle

SEATTLE — Some high school students up north are getting more shut-eye, according to scientists … Read more

The planet has seen sudden warming before

It wiped out almost everything

Some 252 million years ago, Earth almost died. In the oceans, 96 percent of all … Read more

Beware the holiday ‘smart toys’ that spy on your kids

Children talk to their toys as if they’re really listening, sometimes confiding in dolls and … Read more

Learning a second language could ease your aging brain

Even when you’re fluent in two languages, it can be a challenge to switch back … Read more

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

WASHINGTON — City frogs and rainforest frogs don’t sing the same tune, researchers have found. … Read more

Don’t eat raw dough, CDC warns; experts aren’t so sure

The Christmas cookies are in the oven; the mixing bowl, which is still coated with … Read more

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International … Read more

Mountain lion known for freeway crossings is dead after surviving fire

LOS ANGELES — P-64, the mountain lion that became known for successfully crossing Los Angeles’ … Read more

A treatment for sickle-cell disease proves effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of … Read more

What a hungry snail reveals about your grocery store breakdowns

If you have ever gone grocery shopping when you are super hungry, you may have … Read more

AI can lie, too — how can we keep up?

People are improving their ability to deceive with technology. How will we outsmart the high-tech fibbers?

Even with the odd grammatical misstep, SNAP_R succeeded in eliciting a click as often as … Read more

Where’s our warp drive to the stars?

In the sci-fi franchise “Star Trek,” the USS Enterprise zips back and forth across the … Read more

1st baby born using uterus transplanted from deceased donor

LONDON — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with … Read more

Many videos about cancer are unreliable

Researchers searched YouTube for “prostate cancer screening” and “prostate cancer treatment.” They scored the first … Read more

Tech Q&A: Don’t be misled by Security Essentials

Microsoft’s Windows Essentials and Security Essentials are two different programs

Q: I use the Windows Essentials program on my Windows 7 PC. But I’ve heard … Read more

The experiments are fascinating, but nobody can repeat them

At this point, it is hardly a surprise to learn that even top scientific journals … Read more

Disney innovation hub advances tech for filmmakers

Inside Walt Disney Studios’ original animation building, where artists once drew “Cinderella” by hand, a … Read more

NASA spacecraft arrives, is 1st visitor at ancient asteroid

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the … Read more

Rare photo is a teenage van Gogh — but not Vincent

AMSTERDAM — Vincent van Gogh may have been fond of painting his own portrait, but … Read more

Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to fall

Life expectancy in the United States declined again in 2017, the government said Thursday in … Read more

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, … Read more

Scientist defends his gene-editing research in 1st public appearance

HONG KONG — He Jiankui, the Chinese researcher who claimed this week to have helped … Read more

Evidence found of a nearby stellar neighbor

An international team of astronomers has detected evidence of a cold planet at least three … Read more

Some spices may be a source of lead exposure in children

Paint chips in older homes, contaminated soil and water pumped though lead pipes are all … Read more

Why geneticists say it’s wrong to edit the DNA of embryos to protect against HIV

On Monday, geneticists were just converging on Hong Kong for a long-planned meeting to discuss … Read more

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