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  • Earthquake experts see the 'Big One' getting bigger

    The "Big One" that has been forecast for the San Andreas fault could end up being bigger than earthquake experts previously thought. Recent research showing that a section of the fault is long overdue for a major earthquake has some scientists saying...
  • Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'

    Evidence points toward solving evolutionary 'missing link'
    With long arms, high shoulder blades and powerful fingers, the ancient creatures were built for climbing trees. But they also had long lower limbs, flat feet and a flexible lumbar spine that gave them a distinct evolutionary edge: They could cover long...
  • Fewer men are paying for sex, survey suggests

    Fewer men are paying for sex, survey suggests
    Could the oldest profession be losing its customers? Fewer men say they have ever paid for sex — or been paid for it — than a few decades ago, according to a nationally representative survey. But scholars and activists are divided over...
  • Humans and chimps share cultural roots, study says

    Humans and chimps share cultural roots, study says
    Whether it's a special technique for basket-weaving or using a stick to "fish" for tasty termites, the ability to share and modify cultural behavior probably originated with the last common ancestor to humans and chimpanzees, a new study argues. In a...
  • When Sutter's Mill meteorite split open, out fell seeds of early life

    When Sutter's Mill meteorite split open, out fell seeds of early life
    The primordial soup of the early Earth may have been more chemically rich and complex than previously thought, according to new analysis of the Sutter's Mill meteorite, a space rock that exploded over California in 2012.  In a new study published in the...
  • The International Criminal Court's risky move

    The International Criminal Court's risky move
    The Kenyan parliament's recent vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court could undermine the trials of Kenya's president and deputy president. But even more alarming, the vote casts a shadow over the ICC's global mandate to effectively...
  • Map of deep brain surface hints at ADHD risk among premature babies [Updated]

    Map of deep brain surface hints at ADHD risk among premature babies [Updated]
    This post has been corrected. See note at bottom. Subtle surface deformities in a deep brain region vital for movement and learning have been linked to risks for attention deficit and other disorders among premature infants, according to a new study....
  • Screenings to help treat the right cancers

     Screenings to help treat the right cancers
    Cancer is running out of places to hide. A new blood test can ferret out a single cancer cell tucked away among a billion healthy cells. Radiologists are using crystal-clear 3-D mammograms to find suspicious spots and lumps that they never could have seen...
  • 'Weapons of persuasion' from Robert Cialdini

    'Weapons of persuasion' from Robert Cialdini
    Mitt Romney on the stump, singles at the bar, car salesmen on the lot: All sorts of people are practicing the art of persuasion, with varying degrees of success. We like to think that we make our own decisions, that we're in control. But we're all open...
  • Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners

    Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners
    An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory. A seamstress for a...
  • Citizen scientists: Help crowd-source climate change research

    Citizen scientists: Help crowd-source climate change research
    Citizen scientists, environmentalists and anyone who lives near a power plant -- your services are requested. Climate change scientist Kevin Robert Gurney needs your help in a grand undertaking: the mapping of all the power plants in the world. It's a...