Global warming reaches Mount Everest

A French-led study has determined global warming has affected the ice cap on Mount Everest in the heart of the Himalayas.

Dogs provide insight into human evolution

German scientists say many species, not just humans, can draw inferences about the intentions of other individuals to cooperate in complex tasks.

Study documents evidence of 'mafia' behavior in cowbirds

“The Sopranos” have some competition — brown-headed cowbirds. Cowbirds have long been known to lay eggs in the nests of other birds, which then raise the cowbirds’ young as their own. Sneaky, perhaps, but not Scarface.

Scientists reconstruct migration of avian flu virus

UC Irvine researchers have combined genetic and geographic data of the H5N1 avian flu virus to reconstruct its history over the past decade. They found that multiple strains of the virus originated in the Chinese province ...

Scientists design 'green' automobile

Automotive engineers at the Union of Concerned Scientists have developed a minivan design they said proves automakers can build affordable "green" vehicles.

'Wingman' -- how buddies help alpha males get the girl

Why do some individuals sacrifice their own self-interest to help others? The evolution and maintenance of cooperative behavior is a classic puzzle in evolutionary biology. In some animal societies, cooperation occurs in ...

Mysteries of Rain and Snow

People have lived with rain and snow for millennia, and scientists have studied weather for more than a century. You might think that, after all that time, we would have precipitation pretty much figured out. And you'd be ...

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