November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Science

New York advances drone industry with testing corridor

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Crying babies push same ‘buttons’ in moms’ brains

NEW YORK   Crying babies push the same “buttons” in their mothers’ brains no matter what their culture, a new study suggests.  The research found that mothers in 11 countries tend to react the same way to their bawling chi More...

Slow flow of human immigration doomed Neanderthals?

NEW YORK   What killed off the Neanderthals? More...

Doctors report:

Global warming is taking a toll on people’s health

WASHINGTON Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts sa More...

It’s academic:

Climate change, sea level rise ... topics in every profession

OCALA, Fla. These already are hot topics in higher ed. And not just in the disciplines you might expect. More...

Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?

NEW YORK   Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of “screen time.” And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon’s Echo speaker, the message is getting louder.  And while plenty of More...

Delivery by drone:

Switzerland testing the system in populated areas with pilot project

ZOLLIKON, Switzerland Drones will help deliver toothbrushes, deodorant and smartphones to Swiss homes this fall as part of a pilot project, the first of its kind over a densely populated area. More...

Farmer uses technology to improve water usage

LIVINGSTON, Mont.   Paradise Valley, meet Silicon Valley.  More...

‘STEMified’ classes get kids ready for future

ST. CLOUD, Minn. How do you teach a child to code? How do you get a student just learning simple math to understand programming that often requires algebra skills? More...

Poll: Will your job be automated?

WASHINGTON Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job or loss of income. More...

Breaking a record ... this one’s really for the birds

CORVALLIS, Ore. On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand. More...

‘All Of Us’

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

WASHINGTON In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. More...

The big question:

Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

SAN DIEGO Dennis Lyon was a genetic train wreck. Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn’t do much good. More...

Facebook Problems piling up for internet giant

NEW YORK The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it’s unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. More...

At more U.S. colleges, video gamers getting the varsity treatment

BOSTON In some ways, they’re like typical college athletes. They’re on varsity teams. They train for hours between classes. Some get hefty scholarships. But instead of playing sports, they’re playing video games. More...

Self-driving boats:

The next tech transportation race

BOSTON Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years — but autonomous boats could be just around the pier. More...

SpaceX bloopers video: ‘How NOT to land an orbital rocket’

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Stargazers striving for nation’s first dark sky reserve

BOISE, Idaho Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way. More...

Hatchling Hospital gives turtles a second chance

SARASOTA, Fla. It takes a second for the hatchling sea turtle to register the scent of the ocean and the feel of the sand on one of the stretches of Longboat Key’s beach. More...

Science says:

Kate’s morning sickness brutal, not dangerous

LONDON   Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their third child. More...