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China winds could carry childhood disease to Japan

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― An airborne toxin that is blown into Japan from northeast China could be the cause of the mysterious Kawasaki disease, a childhood illness that mostly affects the very young, resea...

Updated : 2014.05.20 20:48

Studies say wildfires worse due to global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) ― The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the pa...

Updated : 2014.05.19 20:25

SpaceX Dragon splashes down to Earth from ISS

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) ― The commercial cargo ship Dragon returned to Earth from the International Space Station on Sunday, bringing back nearly 2 tons of science experiments and old equipment ...

Updated : 2014.05.19 20:25

Cuba’s mobile email experiment causes chaos

HAVANA (AP) ― On an island where most people have no Internet access, the arrival of mobile phone email service was embraced with joy. Tens of thousands of Cubans began emailing like crazy in March ...

Updated : 2014.05.18 20:40

Rio official: Water pollution targets won’t be met

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ― Rio de Janeiro’s environment secretary has acknowledged that pledges to drastically reduce the amount of pollution that flows into Guanabara Bay before the 2016 Olympics will no...

Updated : 2014.05.18 20:40

Cyclones migrate out of tropics

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Tropical cyclones worldwide are moving out of the tropics and more toward the poles and generally larger populations, likely because of global warming, a surprising new study finds....

Updated : 2014.05.15 20:37

Sewol sailors indicted on charges of homicide

The captain of the Sewol and three other key crew members were indicted on charges of homicide Thursday. The 11 other crew members were indicted for manslaughter. The four key sailors -- the captain...

Updated : 2014.05.15 14:42

[Graphic News] West Antarctic glaciers collapsing at unstoppable pace, NASA says

Six glaciers in the Amundsen Sea, Antarctica, are in an irreversible retreat, threatening to increase sea levels, according to a new study by NASA. The loss of the entire western part of Antarctica ...

Updated : 2014.05.14 21:12

Wandering Oregon wolf may have found a mate

MEDFORD, Oregon (AP) ― Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf, dubbed OR-7, may have found the mate he has trekked thousands of kilometers looking for, wildlife authorities said. It’s likely the pair sp...

Updated : 2014.05.14 20:44

Red wine ingredient no magic pill: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― U.S. researchers may have found a flaw with the “French Paradox,” or the notion that people who drink red wine can somehow avoid the pitfalls of a high-fat diet. A study out Mo...

Updated : 2014.05.13 20:43

More chemicals suspected of damaging sperm

German and Danish scientists on Monday said they had identified dozens of chemicals, including some used in hygiene and consumer products, that interfere with male fertility by damaging sperm. Writi...

Updated : 2014.05.13 20:42

Antarctic ice melting ‘unstoppable’

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Ice is melting in the western Antarctic at an “unstoppable” pace, scientists said Monday, warning that the discovery holds major consequences for global sea level rise in the comin...

Updated : 2014.05.13 20:42

Scientists still work to identify victims from 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) ― Thousands of vacuum-sealed plastic pouches filled with bits of bone rest in a Manhattan laboratory. These are the last unidentified fragments of the people who died in the World Trade...

Updated : 2014.05.11 20:08

Rice or wheat? How grains define cultural identity

Ever wondered why cultures can be so different, with Westerners more focused on the individual than people in the East? Psychologists said Thursday that the divide may come down to which crops are h...

Updated : 2014.05.11 20:08

Studies find 'young' blood rejuvenates aging mice

Older mice got stronger, exercised longer and performed better mentally after they were injected with blood from young mice, or even just with a substance that's more abundant in younger blood, U.S. ...

Updated : 2014.05.05 10:02