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'Warm Blob' in Pacific Ocean to Blame for Wonky US Weather

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:51
A warm blob of water squished into a patch in the Pacific Ocean may be to blame for the weird weather the United States has experienced this year.

iPads in the Classroom, But Do They Help Kindergartners?

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:26
When it comes to technology in the classroom, having kindergartners share iPads may be better for learning than simply giving each child an iPad, a new study suggests.

Being Too Slim at Midlife May Boost Dementia Risk

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:28
Being too thin in middle age might be bad for brain health later in life, a new study suggests.

Towering 'Terror Bird' Stalked Prey by Listening for Footsteps

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 21:00
Researchers have found a nearly complete skeleton of a new species of terror bird, prehistoric carnivorous birds with hooked beaks standing 10 feet (3 meters) tall, and are learning surprising details about the animal's hearing and anatomy.

3,000 Goldfish! Dumped Aquarium Pets Multiply in Lake

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 20:24
They multiply like … fish! Apparently, a handful of goldfish dumped into a lake in Boulder, Colorado, just three years ago have reproduced and now number in the thousands.

In Photos: Thousands of Goldfish Swarm in Colorado Lake

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 19:56
Thousands of goldfish were spotted in March in Teller Lake #5 off Arapahoe Road in Boulder, Colorado, and biologists are concerned. Here's a look at the fish-filled lake.

Ocean of Acid Blamed for Earth's 'Great Dying'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 19:00
Death by acid was the key killer in Earth's biggest mass extinction, some 251 million years ago.

New Controversy Surrounds Alleged 'Jesus Family Tomb'

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 16:30
Does geological evidence tying an ancient bone box to a first-century tomb reveal the final resting place of Jesus of Nazareth?

Garmin Vivoactive: GPS Watch Review

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:08
The Vivoactive is a new wearable from Garmin that's part smartwatch and part fitness tracker.

Amazing Image of Colorful Rocks Wins NASA Photo Contest

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:39
A powerful portrait of plate tectonics took the top prize this year in NASA's annual photo tourney, called Tournament Earth.

Top 8 Earth Images for 2015

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:36
Each year, NASA's Earth Observatory runs its own March Madness contest at the same time as the basketball tourney, pitting the year's best Earth images against each other in a online contest. Here are the top eight, as selected by popular vote.

Mysterious Desert Fairy Circles Share Pattern with Skin Cells

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 12:29
Dotting the arid grasslands of Namibia, fairy circles have long baffled scientists as to how these round grassy patches form and why they disappear for seemingly no reason. The circles, researchers say, share an identical pattern with skin cells.

Drug Poisoning Puts More Young Adults in ER

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 08:46
Visits to the ER for drug overdoses are on the rise among young adults in the U.S., according to a new report.

This Cosmic Ring Photo Is the One to Rule Them All

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 06:46
A new photograph of a distant galaxy looks like it was the inspiration for the 'one ring' in 'The Hobbit,' but it's actually a cosmic phenomenon in which the light from one galaxy is bent into a circle by the gravity of another galaxy.

Tornado Alert in Central US: The Science of Severe Storms

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 22:31
A wide swath of the central United States is at risk of thunderstorms and possible tornadoes over the next couple of days, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Why Short People May Have Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 22:01
Short people have an increased risk of heart disease that may be partly due to their genes, a new study suggests.

Arts and Crafts Activities May Stave Off Dementia

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 21:20
People who do artistic or crafty activities may have a lower risk dementia, researchers say.

Giraffe to Give Birth at Dallas Zoo: Watch It Live Online

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 21:10
If you've ever wanted to see a giraffe being born, now's your chance. Katie, a giraffe at the Dallas Zoo, is due to give birth any day now, and you can watch it live online.

Explosive Culprit? Russian Fireball's Origins Found

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 20:39
A cracking fireball that exploded over Russia last year appears to share an orbit with a huge asteroid discovered in October 2014.

What Are the Most Endangered Rivers in the US?

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 20:01
The nonprofit American Rivers has deemed the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon the most endangered river in America in 2015.