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Whales have exactly the right size to eat their prey as efficiently as possible

Whales are large, but why aren't they larger? A new study says the most important factor is how many calories they can absorb.Researchers came to this conclusion after using small boats to chase 300 whales of different species around...

This is what a devastating California earthquake would look like

The high-rise towers that served as the landmarks of this city have largely disappeared. Blocks where brick buildings once stood are now empty. The Christ Church Cathedral remains in ruins in the center of the city.The workday bustle in...

Two new drugs show a rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs on women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and withstood many previous treatments.One medicine showed special ability to reach tumors in...

Study reinforces the connection between childhood obesity and brain differences

New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children's health raise provocative questions about a link between obesity and brain function.Is obesity somehow reducing regions in the brain that control planning and impulse control? Is obesity...

Medicine helped dementia patients to control their hallucinations and delusions

A drug that controls delusions in Parkinson's patients did the same for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia in a clinical trial that was stopped early because the benefit seemed obvious.If supervisors agree, the drug could be...

NASA & # 39; s spacecraft with awnings has surprises for scientists

NASA & # 39; s solar ship spacecraft, the Parker solar probe, surprised scientists with his unprecedented view of our star.Scientists released the first results of the mission on Wednesday. They saw bursts of energetic particles that had never...

Climate models are often attacked, but usually they are remarkably good

The computer models that were used to simulate what heat-catching gases will do with global temperatures have been nice spot in their predictions, found a new study.After years of hearing critics the models destroy the accuracy, climate scientist Zeke...

Atmospheric rivers cause $ 1 billion in damage each year, research shows and are getting worse

As the rows of atmospheric rivers have made umbrellas a necessity throughout the state - and with more rain en route in California this weekend - a new study reveals the link between the weather phenomenon and the economic...

Margaret Mangan wants Californians to know and love their backyard volcanoes

Margaret Mangan did not sleep well in the weeks following the earthquakes in Ridgecrest. The trembling of July caused a swarm of smaller vibrations in nearby Coso Volcanic Field, a cluster of lava domes and cinder cones at the...

Homeland Security watchdog investigates whistleblower complaint about decline in bioterrorism program

The The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security investigates whether office officials take revenge on a whistleblower who criticizes cyber security falls into the country's bioterrorism defense program.Harry Jackson, a former information security manager at Homeland Security,...
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Man convicted of & # 39; execution style & # 39; killing during pot robbery gets life in prison

A Fresno man convicted of a brutal murder during the raid on a small amount of marijuana was sentenced...
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For these sports stars there is only one (real estate) agent in the city

When the Rams drafted Jared Goff in 2016, the highly recommended rookie quarterback arrived in L.A. as a 21-year-old outside his comfort zone. He...

Doc Rivers calls Clippers & # 39; planning this weekend & # 39; ridiculous & # 39;

Before the Clippers can return to Los Angeles for their first home game in two weeks, they will complete a six-game trip by playing...

Column: Farewell to the immense, disappointing Newseum

We are taught from an early age not to speak evil about the dead (unless we write obituaries), so I suppose I should keep...

Holiday gifts: 10 gift ideas to recharge body, mind and soul

Here are our favorite philanthropic and experiential gifts to recharge mind, body and soul this season.Philanthropic gifts Jonah Larson and We...