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INSURERS SEE SMOLDERING RISK AFTER CALIFORNIA'S WORST WILDFIRE

Residents rebuilding after the catastrophic Tubbs fire are paying higher premiums

HOW EXERCISE MIGHT "CLEAN" THE ALZHEIMER'S BRAIN

Hints at potential treatments for age-related dementia and memory loss

 
 
 

WHEN A FEATHER-LIGHT TOUCH IS AGONY

Researchers identify a possible new target for treating atypical pain sensations

NICE PEOPLE HAVE EMPTIER WALLETS

A study correlating personality traits with financial data found that agreeable people had lower savings, higher debt and higher bankruptcy...

 
 
 

SOLAR ECLIPSE WAS A BUZZKILL FOR BEES

Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse-perhaps because they were tricked into night mode....

HOW INSECTS PREPARE FOR WINTER

Research on the suspended-animation state called diapause might help save our crops-and our health

 
 
 

THE BUILDINGS THAT SURVIVED MICHAEL HOLD THE KEY TO ADAPTATION

Houses that survived were mostly built after Florida's stringent building code was passed

YOUNG AND STRUGGLING IN SCIENCE

Life is hard for early-career researchers, who must contend with uncertain futures, compete for funding and balance family life, with...

 
 
 

HOW ACCURATE ARE ONLINE DNA TESTS?

Geneticist and author Adam Rutherford examines the evidence

"WHOSE LAND DO YOU LIVE ON?" REMINDS AMERICANS COLONIZATION HAPPENED IN THEIR BACKYARDS

First Peoples populated America long before Europeans arrived to stake their claim. We have largely forgotten this legacy. A mapping...

 
 
 

LEARNING ON THE BACK OF AN ENVELOPE

Simple calculations can help demystify anything from geologic time to family budgets

MARINE PREDATOR PROBLEM? TRY A GASTROPOD HOSTAGE BACKPACK

It's hard out there for a shrimp

 
 
 

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF EVERYONE TRULY BELIEVED EVERYTHING IS ONE?

New research suggests a belief in oneness has broad implications for psychological functioning and compassion for those are outside...

AMBITIOUS PRAYING MANTIS DISCOVERS SASHIMI

Is there nothing the raptorial insect won't try to eat?

 
 
 

WHY DIVING TECTONIC PLATES GET STUCK 400 MILES BENEATH EARTH'S SURFACE

The hitch, likely only a temporary one, could be linked to certain volcanic features

CAN A LOW-CARB DIET CURE REFLUX?

A low FODMAP diet can bring relief from IBS and other intestinal miseries. But could it also be the answer for chronic heartburn?

 
 
 

SOLAR ECLIPSE WAS BUZZKILL FOR BEES

Bees suddenly fell silent when the sun disappeared during last year's solar eclipse-perhaps because they were tricked into night mode....

HUNDREDS OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS ARE TAINTED WITH PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

Less than half of the products were recalled, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration analysis found

 
 
 

THE U.S. HAS 1 MILLION ELECTRIC VEHICLES, BUT DOES IT MATTER?

Transportation is the largest, fastest-growing contributor to emissions in the country

HUGE ICEBERG POISED TO BREAK OFF ANTARCTICA'S PINE ISLAND GLACIER

 
 
 



Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's grand slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

The Boston Red Sox take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros. Read more ...

Tony Kemp's catch becomes debate topic in Astros-Red Sox ALCS Game 3

Tony Kemp's catch becomes debate topic in Astros-Red Sox ALCS Game 3

The Houston outfielder used his entire 5-6 frame to pull down a drive by Boston's Steve Pearce. Did Kemp get help from the scoreboard behind him? Well. . . Read more ...

Nevada brothel owner running for state Legislature found dead

Nevada brothel owner running for state Legislature found dead

Nevada authorities say Dennis Hof, a legal pimp who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for state Legislature, has died. He was 72. Read more ...

Student may have passed out cookies made of grandparent's ashes, police say

Student may have passed out cookies made of grandparent's ashes, police say

Police are investigating reports that two students baked cookies containing one of their grandfather's cremated remains and gave them to fellow students at school. Read more ...

Trump Criticizes Rush To Condemn Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi

Trump Criticizes Rush To Condemn Saudi Arabia Over Khashoggi

“Here we go again with you're guilty until proven innocent," Trump said. Read more ...

Pippa Middleton gives birth to a baby boy

Pippa Middleton gives birth to a baby boy

Kate Middleton's sister, Pippa Middleton, has given birth to her first child with James Matthews. Read more ...

Ohio woman charged with using 3-year-old daughter to create child porn

Ohio woman charged with using 3-year-old daughter to create child porn

An Ohio woman has been arrested and returned to Pennsylvania to face charges she created pornographic images of her 3-year-old daughter. Read more ...

Anti-Nike Tweet Causes USA Gymnastics Interim Chief Mary Bono to Step Down...

Anti-Nike Tweet Causes USA Gymnastics Interim Chief Mary Bono to Step Down After 5 Days on the Job

The USA Gymnastics interim chief Mary Bono has stepped down following blowback to a month-old tweet in which she appeared to color in the Nike logo, a response to the sports... Read more ...

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy on a sensitive day

Meghan and Harry announced their pregnancy on a sensitive day

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are facing backlash after announcing their pregnancy on International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Read more ...

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

Bradley's slam helps Red Sox beat Astros 8-2 in ALCS

HOUSTON - Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a grand slam, Nathan Eovaldi hushed Houston a day after some social media trash talk and the Boston Red Sox beat the Astros 8-2 on Tuesday to... Read more ...