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Study: Obese mice lost a third of their fat using a natural protein; will it work in humans?

Scientists found that the natural protein FGFBP3 (or BP3) turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism, helping obese laboratory mice that were genetically predisposed to eat often lose …


Study: The more equal women and men are, the less they want the same things

Imagine an egalitarian society that treats women and men with equal respect, where both sexes are afforded the same opportunities, and the economy is strong. What would happen to gender …


Study underscores continued loss of glacial ice, melt

As glaciers in the North Cascades and other areas of the Pacific Northwest continue to melt, the streams they typically replenish during the summer will get less water in August …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 6:32 p.m.

UI study shows health, reaction-time declines in firefighters

An online survey that drew some 400 firefighters mostly identified mental and physical fatigue as the primary cause of injuries to firefighters who are often confronted with a changing, dangerous …


Stale cockpit air may be dulling your airline pilots performance

Airliner cockpits can also have levels of carbon dioxide elevated enough that in simulations it causes pilots to fail test maneuvers at higher rates than normal, a new Harvard University …


These long-necked, elephant-sized dinosaurs arose long before Brachiosaurus

There’s more than one way to supersize a dinosaur. Scientists studying the ancient bones of sauropod relatives that walked the Earth more than 200 million years ago have found that …


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

A study of Uber drivers found that workplace flexibility may not close the gender pay gap

Men who drive for Uber earn about 7 percent more than female drivers earn, according to a recent working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research that also cites …


Study aims to find out if agriculture triggers asthma

Asthma was thought to be a disease more prevalent in densely populated urban areas where there’s more pollution from automobiles and large industry. Researchers are now focusing on children with …


Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs

A new study provides fresh evidence that the first dogs of North America all but disappeared after the arrival of Europeans.


Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life, even for those who down at least …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Federal study lays out risk levels for firefighting-foam chemicals in drinking water

Two firefighting-foam chemicals – when they find their way into drinking water – pose health risks at much lower levels than the current safety guidelines established by the Environmental Protection …


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

Tropical cyclones around the world are moving slightly slower over land and water, dumping more rain as they stall, just as Hurricane Harvey did last year, a new study found.


UPDATED: Sun., June 3, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study …


Study offers new look at why our brains evolved to be so big

Why do people have such big brains? Some researchers asked a really powerful brain – a computer – and got back a surprising answer.


Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to …


Trump’s China tariffs risk costing U.S. jobs, new study shows

The tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports that Trump has proposed, plus promised retaliatory duties by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by $2.9 billion and cost almost …


Study traces IHNV virus in salmon

Scientists have made a significant discovery about how a deadly virus infects juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. The finding could help hatchery managers protect their stock …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans, SMU study says

Far from taking jobs away from Texans, Mexicans are helping create additional employment opportunities, providing valuable labor for a growing economy and helping the deepening integration with Mexico, according to …


UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 8:21 p.m.

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

$1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

The first large-scale, national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded Thursday by the National …


Study: Stop-smoking drugs Chantix, Zyban pose no heart risks

The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe psychiatric problems including suicidal behavior. Those findings were …


Researchers: Tree removal could spread invasive grasses

A recent study by an Oregon State University researcher questions the effectiveness of some juniper removal and suggests it could be contributing to the spread of non-native grass species.


Study: Portland faces widespread destruction in big quake

Portland faces mass casualties and billions of dollars in building damage if a large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits off the West Coast, according to an Oregon study released Thursday.


Study finds false stories travel way faster than the truth

A new study finds that false information on Twitter travels six times faster than the truth and reaches far more people.


What’s scarier to a New York City cop than a black man? A tall black man

Being a tall guy is a great big asset – if you’re a tall white guy. If you’re a tall black guy, not so much.


PBS ‘Weinstein’ studies why alleged sex misconduct persisted

In making a documentary about disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, PBS’ “Frontline” wanted to focus less on what he did than on how the alleged sexual misconduct went on for …


Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities

One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:35 p.m.

Idaho public defenders get just 4 hours a case

The state’s public defenders spend a fraction of the time they need to provide proper representation to poor people caught in the criminal justice system, according to a draft study …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Trump administration halts study of offshore oil inspections

The Trump administration has halted an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by the federal safety agency created after the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 12:06 p.m.

Study: Oregon’s state parks put $1B into economy

A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state’s parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.