Mark your calendar for Aug. 21, 2017, to see first total solar eclipse in 38 years

Mark your calendar for Aug. 21, 2017, to see first total solar eclipse in 38 years

Carbondale, Ill., is the place to be on Aug. 21, 2017.

Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

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Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins
Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it.

Many elderly patients leave hospital more disabled then they arrive

August 18
Many elderly patients leave hospital more disabled then they arrive
Many elderly patients leave the hospital more disabled than when they arrived, a problem more medical facilities are trying to combat
Business
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Space junk is a big problem, but no one wants to pay to fix it

The problem is growing as more countries and private companies enter into the launch business.
World
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Indian surgeons 'amazed' to find 40 knives in patient's stomach

When a patient shows up at a hospital with severe abdominal pain and ultrasound reveals a mass in his stomach, it’s only logical to think…
World
August 23
A great white shark researcher stands in the clear shark cage while a great white shark swims by during an episode of the TV show "Shark Week."

Off South Africa's coast, great white sharks are threatened

On the edge of a boat off this coastal village, Michael Rutzen stubs his cigarette into a soda can and stares pensively out to sea.
Science
August 21

Science briefs: How ambling horses evolved from England and spread around the world

One type of footwork you probably haven’t seen during the Rio Olympics dressage events is an “amble,” a sometimes comical four-beat gait for a horse…
Nation
August 20

Endangered frogs threatened by California's drought, fires

A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged…
Science
August 20

Health briefs: Artificial light may affect your strength

Every day, people are exposed to hours of artificial light. Now new research in animals shows that excessive exposure to “light pollution” may be worse…
Business
August 19

The race to become a space baron is in full force

This space sprint is driven by ego, ambition and opportunity to corner a new market.
Nation
August 19

Spacewalking astronauts install new front door for visitors

Spacewalking astronauts installed a new front door for visitors at the International Space Station on Friday, the crucial first step in welcoming commercial crew capsules as soon as next year.
Science
August 18

Researchers seek to unlock secrets of mysterious but vital organ

The stakes are high. The placenta is the ultimate multitasker.
Science
August 18

Unexpected results from robotics offers new hope for paraplegics

First-of-its-kind study shows brain-machine equipment can stimulate partial recovery for paraplegics.
Science
August 18

Webcam viewers get more than a close-up of beluga whales

HELENA, Mont. – The underwater webcam attached to Hayley Shephard’s boat captures what at first appear to be green glowing orbs as she motors…
Science
August 18

U receives $6.9 million grant to get inside aging brains

Using sophisticated MRI techniques, the researchers will compare the "activity maps" of brains over the next five years to understand how they function differently in people of different ages and disability levels.
Science
August 18

Bering land bridge may have been closed to ancient American settlers so how did they get here?

The findings, published in the journal Nature, deepen the mystery around how some of the first people actually made it south into America.
Science
August 18

Why coral reef in Pacific came back from the dead may offer bigger answers

While its revival could be a fluke, it offers hope for other reefs with similar damage
World
August 18
In this handout file picture from the South Tirol Museum of Archaeolog...

Study finds ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin

Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.
Science
August 13
Tommy Boegler, 4, of Tamarac, Fla. with MEDi at his side during a visi...

Interactive robot helps hospital's youngest patients heal

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Never fear, MEDi the robot is here, ready to calm the nerves of children scared of the hospital and all the…
Science
August 13

Science briefs: Here's how sunflowers know to follow the sun

Sunflowers, like animals, have a circadian rhythm — an internal clock that can be set to the external world. During the day, this system sends…
Science
August 13

How the U.N. bungled its response to the yellow fever outbreak

As yellow fever exploded, U.N. vaccines vanished and supplies were waylaid
Science
August 13

Health briefs: Pick up a book; it may help you live longer

Reading books is tied to a longer life, a new report said. Researchers used data on 3,635 people older than 50 and divided them into…
Science
August 12

Theory of sterile neutrino, like Elvis, has left the building

Ending a 20-year debate, physicists find that sterile neutrinos do not exist.