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U.S. Increases Firefighting Aid To Chile As More Than 70 Blazes Rage

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:31pm

At least 13 countries have sent money, equipment and people to help fight wildfires that have killed at least 11 people, including four firefighters.

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Why The Arctic Apple Means You May Be Seeing More GMOs At The Store

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 2:10pm

The fruit is one of the first GMOs to be marketed directly to consumers, not at farmers. It's headed to test markets this month. And it's a sign of how the science of genetic engineering is evolving.

(Image credit: Courtesy Okanagan Specialty Fruits)

Which Genes Make You Taller? A Whole Bunch Of Them, It Turns Out

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 12:12pm

You'd think it would be a simple matter of looking at a few genes from Mom and Dad. But scientists say they've already found more than 700 variants that affect height and are still counting.

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To Catch Prey, Frogs Turn to Sticky Spit

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 6:47pm

Frogs are unmatched in their speed and ability to catch prey. It's all about their super-soft tongue and specialized saliva, say researchers, who got saliva to test by scraping frogs' tongues.

(Image credit: Courtesy of A. Noel and D.L. Hu/Georgia Institute of Technology)

Space Archaeologist Wants Citizen Scientists To Identify Archaeological Looting

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 2:55pm

Sarah Parcak used $1 million in TED Prize money to launch a program called GlobalXplorer that allows anyone online to analyze satellite images of archaeological sites for evidence.

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