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Scientists ID Another Possible Threat to Orcas: Pink Salmon

Scientists ID Another Possible Threat to Orcas: Pink Salmon

By Gene Johnson | Jan 22
Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: Pink salmon.

Armed with Affection, Octogenarian Is An 'Octopus Whisperer'

Armed with Affection, Octogenarian Is An 'Octopus Whisperer'

By Rodrique Ngowi | Jan 22
Menashi's volunteer work has included designing puzzle boxes for octopus as well as rubbing their backs and wrestling their arms, all intended to ensure that the highly intelligent animals receive the mental stimulation to thrive.

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted on His Own

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted on His Own

Jan 21
Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law.

2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus

2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 21
The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.

Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice As Often As Before

Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice As Often As Before

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday's journal Science.

Curtain Rising Sunday Night on Total Lunar Eclipse

Curtain Rising Sunday Night on Total Lunar Eclipse

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 20
Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse. There won't be another until 2021.

World's Permafrost Gets Warmer; Siberia Rises the Most

World's Permafrost Gets Warmer; Siberia Rises the Most

Jan 20
Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade.

Researchers Come Face to Face with Huge Great White Shark

Researchers Come Face to Face with Huge Great White Shark

By Caleb Jones | Jan 19
Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.

Life in Limbo: Leftover Embryos Vex Clinics, Couples

Life in Limbo: Leftover Embryos Vex Clinics, Couples

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 19
Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.

Robot Recreates the Walk of A 290-Million-Year-Old Creature

Robot Recreates the Walk of A 290-Million-Year-Old Creature

By Christina Larson | Jan 19
How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.

Memories of Eating Influence Your Next Meal

Memories of Eating Influence Your Next Meal

By Marise Parent, Georgia State University | Jan 19
Of course you know that eating is vital to your survival, but have you ever thought about how your brain controls how much you eat, when you eat and what you eat?

Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect

Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect

By Mike Stobbe | Jan 18
Health officials are looking into a possible link between prescription opioids and a horrific birth defect.

SpaceX to Build Mars Ships in Texas, Not Los Angeles

SpaceX to Build Mars Ships in Texas, Not Los Angeles

Jan 17
SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs.

Archaeologists Find Rome-Era Tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

Archaeologists Find Rome-Era Tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

Jan 17
Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert.

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

Jan 16
Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river: A curious formation that's getting attention in Greater Portland is actually a spinning ice disk that is roughly 100 yards (91 meters) wide.

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