Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan.

Lasers, magnetism allow glimpses of the brain at work

June 27
Lasers, magnetism allow glimpses of the brain at work
Jagged, multicolored images depict what was going on in the two researchers’ heads — two brains in conversation, carrying out an intricate dance of internal activity.

'We are entering a mass extinction' as animal species disappear

June 27
'We are entering a mass extinction' as animal species disappear
Animal species are disappearing at an accelerating rate — portending the sixth mass extinction in the 4.5-billion-year history of the Earth, a study concludes.
Local
July 3

Parents shield girls more in downturns, U study says

  Animal parents protect their female piglets, cubs or joeys more than their male offspring when food is scarce — so how do humans behave…
Science
July 2

Health briefs: Drinking and cooking are a recipe for overeating

Drinking and overeating aheadThat mellow feeling that settles in when you kick off your shoes, pour yourself a drink and start making dinner should come…
World
June 30

Nearly instantaneous test for Ebola could be game changer

Public health officials may soon be able to screen patients for Ebola at border crossings and hospitals with a finger-prick blood test that takes mere…
Science
June 29
Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra looks on as a candle on his birthday...

Birth month has connection to disease

Scientific research suggests your “sign” actually may have more to do with your health than you might think. This is not because of the influence of any heavenly bodies, but because of the time of the year you are born.
Science
June 28

NASA studies show the world running out of water

WASHINGTON – Drought-stricken California is not the only place draining underground aquifers in the hunt for fresh water. It’s happening across the world, said…
Science
June 27

Albino children maimed by superstition in Tanzania

Deemed to be ghosts, albino children are hunted by shamans, who use their body parts in witchcraft and potions. Their mutilation is thought to bring good luck to the attackers and others who visit witch doctors.
Science
June 27

Even toddlers have a sense of justice, study shows

Children as young as 3 years old will intervene on behalf of a victim, reacting as if victimized themselves, scientists have found. With toys, cookies…
Science
June 27

Health briefs: Fermented foods may aid anxiety

Fermented foods may aid anxiety You know that coffee perks you up. And when you’re sad, mac and cheese can make you feel better. But…
Science
June 27

Climate change curbed dinosaurs for millions of years

For years, scientists have puzzled over an odd gap in the fossil record for early dinosaurs: Even as dinosaurs spread through most of the world…
Science
June 27

Venus may be one explosive planet, research suggests

Our neighboring planet Venus is covered in volcanoes, and new research suggests there may be signs of explosive activity on the planet.The study, published in…
Science
June 27

Earliest stars that enriched the cosmos are discovered

Monster stars that enriched cosmos discovered
Science
June 27

Romanian jawbone mere generations from Neanderthals

Jawbone DNA revealed four to six generation split.
Science
June 27

For doctors, blood pressure remains mystery number

Million of Americans take medication, but doctors don’t know how low blood pressure should go.
Variety
June 22
In this Thursday, May 8, 2014 photo, an overweight man wears a shirt p...

Obese Americans outnumber merely overweight ones

Study said 37% of women, 35% of men were obese.
June 22

White House: Action needed now to slow climate change

Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths in the United States from poor air quality by 2100, the Obama administration argued in a new report Monday that warns of dire effects of global warming.
Science
June 20
A new study suggests that adult diseases can strike children because of poor diet and obesity.

More kids grapple with unhealthy adult conditions

Child obesity is leading to more diagnoses of these conditions in children, conditions doctors once thought to be found only in adults
Local
June 20

Minnesota unique with Henry as top baby boy name

  It doesn’t take a scientist to figure out why parents love baby names such as Britney and Miley one year, then shun them the…
Science
June 19

Health briefs: HPV vaccine may work after one dose

Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis…
Science
June 19

'Exceptional responders' help advance cancer treatment

Scientists study genes of “exceptional responders” for wider cancer therapies.
Science
June 19

Summer brings increased risk of plague in Arizona high country

Summertime in Arizona’s higher terrain means an increased risk of residents and tourists coming into contact with rodents that carry the plague. Health officials spend…