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  • 450-mph Pompeii-type volcano blasts created exquisite dinosaur fossils

    450-mph Pompeii-type volcano blasts created exquisite dinosaur fossils
    In the northeast of China, at the Yixian and Jiufotang formations, scientists have discovered thousands of exquisitely preserved fossils of plants and birds, dinosaurs and mammals. Together they make up the Jehol Biota -- an ecosystem, preserved in ash,...
  • U.S. venture gathers 10 drug makers to fight Alzheimer's, diabetes

    U.S. venture gathers 10 drug makers to fight Alzheimer's, diabetes
    Pfizer Inc., Eli Lilly & Co. and eight other large drug makers will partner with the U.S. government in a $230-million effort to identify new approaches to treat Alzheimer's, diabetes, lupus and arthritis. Data generated from the work will be made...
  • New baby, new money worries

    Dear Liz: My husband and I have decided that next year we want to have a baby. So we have at minimum a year and nine months to make sure we're financially prepared. I did some cursory Googling and I'm already a bit overwhelmed. I'm not sure where to...
  • Vitamin C as cancer treatment? High doses boost chemotherapy in study

    Vitamin C as cancer treatment? High doses boost chemotherapy in study
    Could pumping roughly 2,000 oranges' worth of vitamin C into a patient’s bloodstream boost the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs and mitigate the grueling side effects of chemotherapy? In research published Wednesday in the journal Science...
  • Vodka and Russian men: a tempestuous (and tragic) love affair

    Vodka and Russian men: a tempestuous (and tragic) love affair
    "Vodka is our enemy, so we'll utterly consume it!" goes the old Russian proverb. That love-hate relationship is thought to have helped send 37% of Russian men in 2005 to the grave before they had toasted their 55th birthday. And a new study finds that,...
  • U.S. lead in science research and development narrows

    U.S. lead in science research and development narrows
    WASHINGTON – The United States could be losing its edge in science and technology as emerging nations rapidly increase their investment in research and development, according to new indicators┬áreleased Thursday by the National Science Board....
  • In Jeff Vandermeer's 'Annihilation,' fungal fiction grows on you

    In Jeff Vandermeer's 'Annihilation,' fungal fiction grows on you
    As a teenager I used to plunder my father's shelves of dog-eared paperbacks, kept in a dank, low-ceilinged basement room that also held a turntable, an out-of-tune piano and a distinct eau de mold. What excitement lurked in those browning pages with their...
  • China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal

    China reports first human case of new H10N8 bird flu, and it's fatal
    Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January. That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
  • First PBS, now Brookings: Has another institution sold its soul?

    First PBS, now Brookings: Has another institution sold its soul?
    The assiduous billionaire-tracker David Sirota, who last exposed the connections between billionaire John Arnold and a suspiciously one-sided series on public pension reform that ran on Public Broadcasting Service stations, is at it again. Now he's...
  • Retailers are using mobile apps to drive up sales

    Retailers are using mobile apps to drive up sales
    Tia Smith clutched her new phone in one hand and a phone case in the other as she shopped at a West Hollywood Best Buy. She clicked away into her smartphone's tiny screen and searched for the case in other nearby stores. "I'm trying to buy this...
  • TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns

    TVs, cars may spread obesity and diabetes to poor nations, study warns
    Warning: Owning a television may be hazardous to your health. Ditto for owning a car, though not quite as much. And the less money you have, the more dangerous the devices become, according to a new study. In the United States, Canada and other...