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  • Umedia Acquires Scott Cohen's 'Red Knot'

    PARIS- Adrian Politowski's Umedia has picked up international sales rights to artist-turned-filmmaker Scott Cohen's debut "Red Knot." The film has just won the of Fipresci Grand Jury prize for best New American Cinema at Seattle fest. Pic toplines...
  • Will global warming and an Antarctic ice melt ruin my marriage?

    Ever notice how global problems and the it’s-a-small-world we actually live in sometimes collide? Take, for example, global warming — and my wife’s desire to live at the beach. Like many men — and the planet, for that matter...
  • Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say

    Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say
    A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday. Researchers...
  • Scientists track young penguins via satellite after they leave home

    Scientists track young penguins via satellite after they leave home
    Only about half of the king penguin chicks born in the wild survive to their first birthday, and the ones that don’t make it are most vulnerable in the weeks after they set off on their own. Why are some birds able to survive when so many others...
  • Report champions $1-billion effort to make U.S. a neutrino science hub

    Report champions $1-billion effort to make U.S. a neutrino science hub
    The United States should devote about $1 billion to build a neutrino experiment that would make the country a major center for particle physics on the world stage, according to a panel of experts – a plan that would involve building a high-power...
  • 'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'

    'Cosmos' recap: Climate change is explained in 'The World Set Free'
    Is it getting hot in here? In what is likely to prove one of its most controversial episodes yet, this week's "Cosmos" lays out the powerful scientific case for climate change, framed within a tale of two planets: Venus and Earth. Venus was not much...
  • Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer

    When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
  • Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert

    Review: 'The Sixth Extinction' by Elizabeth Kolbert
    Much as we like to think our legacy will be the sum of our great works of art and science, humans might go down in geologic history as the force behind a tiny, extraordinary line of dirt. Even a casual observer of the fossil record looking back 100...
  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
  • Using krypton gas to date the age of ancient ice cores

    Scientists say they have developed a means of accurately dating Earth's oldest and densest polar ice by analyzing the composition of krypton gas trapped within ancient air bubbles. In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, researchers used the...
  • If it quacks like a bio-duck, it's a minke whale, scientists say

    If it quacks like a bio-duck, it's a minke whale, scientists say
    The mysterious "bio-duck" sounds in the ocean that have baffled seafarers for decades are actually calls from unseen populations of minke whales, scientists say. The discovery detailed in the journal Biology Letters will allow researchers to better...
  • Partial solar eclipse Monday night - watch it live, right here

    Partial solar eclipse Monday night - watch it live, right here
    There is a solar eclipse coming Monday night, and you can watch the show live, online, right here. The astronomy website Slooh.com will broadcast live video of the partial eclipse from a telescope set up in Australia. The show starts at 11 p.m. PDT....