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Oh nuts! Just when you thought it was safe to eat peanut butter again (the stuff in jars is fine but be wary of baked goods that contain it), the feds are warning consumers to avoid pistachios.
Editor's Note: Peggy Delaney is sailing on a newly refurbished research vessel, the JOIDES Resolution, that left Honolulu on March 10 with an international group of researchers on board.
Large lions roamed North America and Europe as recently as 13,000 years ago, according to a new study published in Molecular Ecology . "These ancient lions were like a super-sized version of today's lions, up to 25 percent bigger," study co-author Ross Barnett, a researcher at the Ancient Biomolecules Centre at the University of Oxford's department of zoology, said in a statement.
An earthquake rattled northern California at 10:40 A.M. (Pacific Daylight Time) today, centered 11 miles (18 kilometers) north of the city of Morgan Hill and 16 miles (25 kilometers) east by southeast of San Jose.
A nonprofit that studies science and international security says a satellite photo shows a North Korean rocket on a launch pad. North Korea has said it plans to send a commercial satellite into space next month that will be strapped to a rocket—but neighboring countries believe the real plan is to test the country's long-range missile technology, the Associated Press reports.
Feeding couch-potato quails a daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids—heart healthy, brain-boosting oils found in fish, nuts and certain plants—can significantly boost their endurance capacity, a new study has found.
People who have difficulty seeing traffic lights or cars at night, facial gestures, or when a flame is burning on a stove often suffer from poor contrast sensitivity, a condition thought to be correctable, if at all, only by eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.
Space shuttle Discovery touched down safely at 3:14 P.M. (Eastern Daylight Time) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing its 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The Texas Board of Education voted today by a 13-to-2 margin to change controversial language in the state's curriculum, making it harder for creationism to creep into public classrooms.
Geometer Mikhail Gromov has won the 2009 Abel Prize, a sort of math analogue to the Nobel Prizes, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced yesterday.
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