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The Urban Phantom: Why bears are like drug addicts

The suspect was first reported rummaging through trash in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood shortly before midnight on Sunday, and pretty soon 14 police were in hot pursuit with flashing lights and a bear-scenting dog, according to the The S eattle Times ...

May 21, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

Getting your V6 to act like a V8, while saving gas

The history of engine improvements in the U.S. has tended primarily in one direction: raw horsepower. Engines have gotten bigger and more powerful over time—and that's certainly what automakers have used as a key selling point...

May 20, 2009 — David Biello

Carbon capture success in Wisconsin

Capturing the carbon dioxide that wafts up the smokestack after burning coal (or any other fossil fuel) has been identified by everyone from President Obama to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a critical technology to help keep the lights on while combating climate change...

May 20, 2009 — David Biello

Hey, hey, we're the monkeylike primates! The missing link that ignited a media backlash

On the day after the festivities at the American Museum of Natural History, the star of the show—a 47-million-year-old primate fossil named Ida—is intact, but science is still recuperating from the massive media hangover.  Jørn Hurum, the University of Oslo paleontologist who orchestrated the hubbub about the monkey–lemur intermediary, wasn’t coy about his intentions...

May 20, 2009 — Brendan Borrell

Searching for answers, Microsoft set to intro "Kumo" search engine

In the market for yet another way to navigate cyberspace? Just days after physicist Stephan Wolfram took his Wolfram|Alpha "computational knowledge engine" live, word is that Microsoft next week will debut a revamped version of its flagging search engine, the No...

May 20, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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