NASA set to send last moon mission this week

By Orange County Register August 31, 2013, 04:16 PM

The last moon mission on NASA’s current schedule — a small, unmanned spacecraft that will study moon dust and the...

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How did hackers get to the New York Times website?

By Orange County Register August 31, 2013, 04:15 PM

The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has claimed recent attacks on the New York Times, Washington Post, Twitter and other sites....

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Briefs: New element for periodic table

By Orange County Register August 31, 2013, 04:14 PM

New element for periodic tableScientists are adding a new element to the periodic table, but don’t expect to see it...

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Indian caste system may have started 1,900 years ago

By Joshua Keating, Orange County Register August 24, 2013, 03:54 PM

Researchers investigated how long ago ethnic groups intermingled.

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Science briefs: Oldest North American petroglyphs found

By Orange County Register August 17, 2013, 11:53 PM

oldest north america petroglyphs foundAncient rock etchings along a dried-up lake bed in Nevada have been confirmed to be the...

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Science briefs: Research ship will explore dead zone

By Orange County Register August 10, 2013, 05:26 PM

research ship will explore dead zoneA $60 million ocean research ship, carrying all the latest high-tech tools that Google money...

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New age for Adam puts most-common male ancestor in the time of Eve

By Elizabeth Lopatto Bloomberg News, Orange County Register August 10, 2013, 05:26 PM

SAN FRANCISCO – “Adam,” humankind’s most-common male ancestor, is from an older era than once thought, living about the same...

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Paleontologists discover strange new, nosy dinosaur

By Melissa Pandika, Orange County Register July 27, 2013, 05:40 PM

Scientists find new dinosaur species, one with a strangely humongous horn.

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Science briefs: Some dinosaurs chewed through new teeth twice per month

By Orange County Register July 27, 2013, 05:15 PM

my, how many teeth you haveDinosaurs almost bankrupted the tooth fairy. Research shows that the lumbering plant-eaters called sauropods produced...

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Scholars re-create lost 4,000-year-old Sumerian beer

By Ron Grossman, Orange County Register July 13, 2013, 07:18 PM

CHICAGOThe mission of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is the study of vanished civilizations and dead languages....

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Scientists seek to develop the perfect broccoli

By Orange County Register July 13, 2013, 04:52 PM

There it sits, a deep-green beauty at the farmers’ market: that sweet, crisp nutritional dynamo we know as fresh local...

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Solar system has trailing tail, just like comet

By MARCIA DUNN, Orange County Register July 10, 2013, 07:14 PM

NASA can prove it now. Our solar system has a tail, just like comets.

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Florida eyes old shuttle runway for space tourists

By Mark K. Matthews, Orange County Register July 06, 2013, 05:54 PM

Transferring control of the runway would be a welcome cost-saving measure for NASA.

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Science notes: Coming to a menu near you: Bugs?

By Orange County Register June 29, 2013, 04:58 PM

Bugs: the next nouveau cuisine?They’re creepy. They’re crawly. And soon, they could be on your menu. A panel of experts...

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Seed Savers preserves plants of the past

By Cindy Hoedel, Orange County Register June 29, 2013, 04:56 PM

Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa sees itself as a “safety valve,” preserving plants of the past.

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Humans' throwing ability nearly 2 million years in the making

By MALCOLM RITTER, Orange County Register June 27, 2013, 12:04 AM

A study released Wednesday by the journal Nature contends the ability probably helped our ancient ancestor Homo erectus hunt, allowing him to toss weapons — probably rocks and sharpened wooden spears.

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Health briefs: Scientists restore long-term memory in mice

By Orange County Register June 08, 2013, 04:14 PM

University of California-Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a protein complex in neurons that is essential to long-term memory formation and is...

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Glaciers of Mount Everest are melting, scientists say

By Orange County Register May 18, 2013, 05:19 PM

Everest glaciers are meltingA warming climate is melting the glaciers of Mount Everest, shrinking the frozen cloak of Earth’s highest...

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Spacewalking repair halts station leak - for now

By MARCIA DUNN , Orange County Register May 11, 2013, 05:23 PM

Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday in hopes of plugging a serious ammonia leak.

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Tumor that killed girl may hold key to keeping others alive

By Asher Klein, Orange County Register May 04, 2013, 06:05 PM

Wanting the death of their 7-year-old to have meaning, a California couple donated her tumor to research, hoping to save...

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