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Values vs. facts

Wide divide between what public, scientists think

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

WASHINGTON – The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking...

Magnificent blue glow of Hong Kong seas signals trouble

Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong’s seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say. The glow is an indicator of a...

Study gives thumbs-up to pre-human brains

WASHINGTON – Some of our tree-swinging pre-human ancestors may have been a bit more like us than previously thought, thanks to a tiny section of their thumbs. One key attribute th...

The end is nigh, scientists warn

Global warming pushing Doomsday Day nearer

2014 really set hot, new record

WASHINGTON – For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admini...

Seas rising at accelerating rate

Oceans’ pace is more dramatic than previously calculated

Powerful Arctic blast poised hit Midwest, East

Meteorologists are confidently forecasting frigid polar air will plunge south into the northern plains, Midwest and then the East Coast from next Tuesday through Thursday. The Midwest should...

Some electric cars hold dirty secret

If coal generates power, gas vehicle is actually cleaner

Arctic loses snow, ice; absorbs more heat

WASHINGTON – The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says. In the spring and summer of 2014, Earth’s icy northern region lost more of its sig...

First spark of life on Earth repeated by way of a laser?

Scientists think so, others doubt it

Heat leaves imprint on Earth

Data reveals drastic effects