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Wildfires really are on the rise in West, study finds
April 20, 2014
Over this 27-year-period, the number of fires rose by approximately seven per year, a total of 90,000 acres of overall damage.
 
Scientists: Sharks are evolving faster than we thought
April 20, 2014
Conventional scientific thinking holds that today's sharks are about the same as the sharks that swam in the oceans hundreds of millions of years ago. A new study, based on an unusually intact shark fossil, argues otherwise.
 
SpaceX successfully launches rocket bound for space station
April 20, 2014
SpaceX successfully launches its Dragon cargo capsule bound for the International Space Station.
 
NASA's LADEE lunar satellite slams into surface of moon
April 20, 2014
NASA's LADEE satellite ended its lunar surveillance mission Thursday, but only after breaking a record for data transmission and achieving several historical firsts for NASA spaceflight.
 
NASA: Kepler-186f alien planet could hold life
April 19, 2014
Conditions may be just right for liquid water on the surface.
 
Say goodbye to painful allergy shots: FDA approves new treatment for hay fever
April 19, 2014
The new drug is a tablet that is placed once daily under the tongue, where it quickly dissolves.
 
'Dressed' laser may be secret to stimulating rain, lightning
April 19, 2014
There are still plenty of problems to work through before the technology can be applied in real-world situations.
 
Drowning is still the leading cause of accidental deaths among children, CDC says
April 18, 2014
The new report also found a correlation between the rates of drowning and days of the week.
 
Study: PET scans may help identify recovery potential for vegetative patients
April 18, 2014
PET scans of the patients' brains enabled researchers to predict with 74 percent accuracy whether or not a patient would show evidence of consciousness a year later.
 
Wireless power transfer technology could charge 40 smart phones simultaneously
April 18, 2014
The researchers conducted several experiments and achieved promising results: at 20 kHz, the maximum output power was 1,403 W at a three meter distance, 471 W at four meters, and 209 W at five meters.
 
'Tilt-a-worlds' could harbor life, astronomers say
April 18, 2014
Tilt-a-worlds are less likely than fixed-spin planets to freeze over, as incoming solar radiation from their parent star is more evenly distributed.
 
2.7-million-year-old soil discovered under Greenland ice sheet
April 18, 2014
An international team of researchers confirmed that the soil had existed in its present state through nitrogen tests and carbon dating.
 
Taking free sample drugs might cost you more in the end
April 18, 2014
"Physicians may not be aware of the cost difference between brand-name and generic drugs," said one of the study's authors.
 
Americans weary of futuristic technology, poll finds
April 18, 2014
When asked what they would want to be able to do using technology, time travel was popular with nine percent of the respondents.