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A woman takes a walk under the scorching sun in Tokyo.

Studies Fault Warming in Much of 2013 Wild Weather

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes.

U.S. Geological Survey shows the leading tip of the flow, which was moving through thick forest, from the flow from the Kilauea volcano passing near the Kaohe Homesteads in Pahoa, Hawaii.

More Road Options Considered for Hawaii Lava Flow

SCIENCE | Sep 26
Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.

New Amazon.com Office to be Warmed by Internet

SCIENCE | Sep 25
A new Amazon.com office building under construction in Seattle will be warmed by the Internet. Heated water from the cooling system at a data center in another downtown building will be piped through Amazon offices and then recycled. The Sea

Scientists Monitoring Hawaii Lava Undertake Risks

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 19
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.

NOAA shows one of four drones ready to be released into Hurricane Edouard from a hurricane hunter plane flying over the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay | Sep 19
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover self-portrait.

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Finally at Mount Sharp

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Sep 15
NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. The space agency announced that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago.

Stonehenge

High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

SCIENCE | Sep 10
There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.

Humpback Whales Have an Appetite for the Big Apple

SCIENCE | Aug 29
Researcher Paul Sieswerda counts humpback whales in and around New York City, and they're on the rise, allowing a whole new generation of whale watchers to make acquaintance with the majestic animals. Jim Axlelrod reports.

California's Early Warning System for Earthquakes

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A new early warning system developed at UC Berkeley provides a heads-up 10 seconds before an earthquake hits. Similar systems are already in place in Japan and Mexico, but the Berkeley team says $80 million is required to send message.

High School Students Need More Sleep, Study Finds

SCIENCE | Aug 28
A study finds early school start times negatively effect high school students, and may lead to obesity, high-blood pressure and depression. Dr. Jon LaPook reports.

Nick Howell a member of the McLean family who owns Uncle Matt's organic orange juice company, places a vial containing the tamarixia wasp to release in their orange groves in hopes of combating the citrus greening disease.

Invasive Insect Threatens Iconic Florida Citrus

SCIENCE | By Tamara Lush | Aug 27
The $9 billion citrus industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the state's economy and very identity. Blame a mottled brown bug no bigger than a pencil eraser and a disease called "the yellow dragon."