Friday, May 22, 2015
Dolphins swimming in the oil-contaminated waters of the Gulf of Mexico after the 2010 BP spill suffered unusual lung lesions and died at high rates because of petroleum pollution, U.S. scientists said Thursday.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Parents who say their children's music is dumb might have a point. A new study finds that the average hit song has lyrics at a third grader's reading level., 1 Comment
When Japanese researchers said earlier this year that eating whale meat could help prevent dementia and memory loss, the news provoked snorts of derision -- it couldn't be real science, went the retort.
A British historian announced Tuesday he had discovered the only portrait of William Shakespeare made while the famous playwright was alive, a claim met with skepticism by some.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
A family death in 1858 left Ben Affleck's great-great-great grandfather with legal custody of his mother-in-law's most valuable property -- her slaves.
Monday, May 18, 2015
A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonize barren land -- helped by rotting bird poo-poo and hatchling vomit.
What do you do when you have 30 million young salmon ready for their big journeys downstream, but drought and development have dried your riverbeds to sauna rocks? In California this year, you give the fish a ride.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Canada announced Friday it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, after saying it would miss an earlier, less ambitious goal.
U.S. military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a cellphone with wings.