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Some of world’s wild weather tied to global warming

Climate change caused Australian heat wave, but not Colorado’s heavy rains in 2013

Weather forecasts get more local

WASHINGTON – The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you. The w...

Scientists unveil giant dinosaur that lived in water

WASHINGTON – Picture the fearsome creatures of “Jurassic Park” crossed with the shark from “Jaws.” Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as bi...

Ozone layer bouncing back

Scientists credit global cooperation

How will warming affect birds?

WASHINGTON – As the world gets warmer, the Baltimore oriole will no longer be found in Maryland. The Mississippi kite will move north, east and pretty much out of its namesake state. And the...

Polar vortex chills tied to melting sea ice

WASHINGTON – Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that...

How do you foil a virus mutating hundreds of times?

Scientists genetically mapping Ebola, strains

Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

WASHINGTON – More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world’s glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 di...

Scientists make their own transformers

WASHINGTON – In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic in...

Gene map unravels mental illness

Immune system connected to schizophrenia

New study traces dinosaur evolution

Report traces how they evolved into birds

NASA rovers will test making oxygen on Mars

Tests planned to prepare for future missions