Paleontologists discover the first dinosaur fossil in Washington state
Burke Museum paleontologists have published a description of the first dinosaur fossil from Washington state. The fossil was collected by a Burke Museum research team along the shores of Sucia Island State ...
Star power: Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project seeks new path
In 1985, then Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan launched one of the unlikeliest ideas of the Cold War.
Study shows Colorado's biggest storms can happen any time
In a state known for its dramatic weather and climate, Colorado's history of extreme precipitation varies considerably by season and location, according to a new study led by the Cooperative Institute for ...
Study outlines 20-year process to create meteorological partnership between US and Cuba
Few professions in the world benefit from the sharing of information as much as meteorology. Nearly all countries around the world realize the value of sharing meteorological data across their borders. This information collaboration ...
France hits reverse on sinking tyres for artificial reefs
Tourists and film stars hitting the beach at the French Riviera resort of Cannes may be blissfully unaware but lurking beneath the sparkling waves are tens of thousands of now troublesome scrap tyres, sunk ...
US State Dept. employee faces cyberstalking, hacking charges
A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.
Simulations predict flat liquid
Computer simulations have predicted a new phase of matter: atomically thin two-dimensional liquid.
California decision on farmer water cuts to apply broadly (Update)
A group of California farmers, in a surprising turnaround, is volunteering to give up a fourth of its available water this year, sharing a resource all but guaranteed to them for more than a century.
Tracing the toxic legacy of PBB contamination
In 1973, bags of a fire-retardant chemical called PBB, polybrominated biphenyl, were accidently mixed into livestock feed and sold to farmers throughout the state of Michigan.
Researchers ID novel virus in US piglets affected by diarrhea epidemic
A novel virus affecting young piglets and swine blood meal, an ingredient in pig feed, has been isolated and identified by researchers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, ...
Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax
Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive.
Rid of CDs, Starbucks teams up with Spotify
Months after ending its tradition of CD sales, coffee giant Starbucks confirmed the rapid growth of music streaming as it announced a partnership with Spotify.
New analysis of archived calls of North Atlantic right whales reveals distinctive traits
Human beings have unique voices—from the deep, resonating bass of James Earl Jones to the raspy melodies sung by Broadway star Carol Channing—and we routinely recognize individuals based solely on the ...
California farmers agree to drastically cut water use
California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid ...