Bummed out by winter? Try running from a volcano!

Discovering weird new species in the open ocean When we think about the ocean, we may visualize sea turtles swimming around coral reefs, sea urchins anchored in tide pools, dolphins breaching the surface. Or even shrimp gathered around deepwater sulfur vents. But most of the ocean is just open water, miles and miles of it from b... - Posted on March 20, 2015
What makes the Mile High City a mile high? Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high. It's water. A new theory suggests that chemical reactions, triggered by water far below the Earth's surface, could have made part of the North American plate less dense many millions of... - Posted on March 19, 2015
Is it time for a woman to lead the United Nations? At lunch, the five most powerful members of the United Nations Security Council discussed the next U.N. secretary-general. The selection process for U.N. chief has remained secretive and almost completely male. A European ambassador reminded colleagues of a January 1946 Gene... - Posted on March 19, 2015
Could you handle the harshest winter on earth? Gary Gustafson leans on his ice ax to catch his breath. His legs and lungs, straining from nearly five hours of climbing and 4,000 feet of elevation gain, plead for rest before he spies the top of an antenna on the summit. Soon, the crampons of his mountaineering boots are once aga... - Posted on March 18, 2015
She’s the only female taxi driver in Afghanistan Sara Bahai's decision to become Afghanistan's only known female taxi driver was motivated less by ideals of equality than by the need to support an extended family. That, and a love of driving that has confined her detractors to the rear-view mirror. She still remembers her ... - Posted on March 18, 2015
Frozen Fever, take two? Let it go (on)! The Walt Disney Co. has announced plans to make a sequel to the animated mega-hit "Frozen." The sequel had been widely expected for a film that has become a juggernaut for Disney. Since its release in November 2013, "Frozen" has made nearly $1.3 billio... - Posted on March 17, 2015
Icebergs? In Massachusetts? Parts of Cape Cod have been looking a little bit like the Arctic Circle. Icebergs aren't a common sight in Massachusetts. But massive chunks of ice have washed up on some beaches and they're drawing curious onlookers. Children have been climbing some of the icy mammot... - Posted on March 17, 2015
Care for a dip in hot spring…near Saturn? New research suggests there are hot springs bubbling beneath the icy surface of a tiny Saturn moon. If confirmed, it would make the moon Enceladus the only other known body in the solar system besides Earth where hot water and rocks interact underground. Enceladus is pronoun... - Posted on March 16, 2015
Would you pay $10,000 for Apple Watch made of gold? Apple wants to move the Internet from your pocket to your wrist. Time will tell if millions of consumers are willing to spend $350 on up for a wearable device that still requires a wirelessly connected smartphone to deliver its most powerful features. There's even an 18-kara... - Posted on March 16, 2015
How does daylight saving affect the body? You asked us, how does daylight saving affect the human body. Well, the most important cue for studying our internal clocks is light. When we suddenly change the time by an hour, it alters the amount of light we see during the day. The result is our internal rhythms get off kilter,... - Posted on March 13, 2015
Did your body complain about daylight saving time? Your alarm probably went off an hour early after the country moved into daylight saving time. Did you want to hit the snooze button? If your body complained, it had good reason. Most Americans lose at least an hour of sleep after setting their clocks ahead. An hour may not s... - Posted on March 13, 2015
Japanese robot to get Artificial Intelligence Japanese mobile carrier Softbank says it will incorporate artificial intelligence technology from IBM into its empathetic robot Pepper. The robot will be available to Japanese consumers around midyear. The artificial intelligence engine "Watson" is made by IBM and is already... - Posted on March 12, 2015
Winter hasn't stopped riders of ice bikes If it were possible for anything to be hot in Buffalo, N.Y., this winter, it was the newfangled "ice bikes" that debuted at an outdoor skating rink. The bicycles on ice skates were an immediate hit when they glided onto the Ice at Canalside the day the new rink opened on th... - Posted on March 12, 2015
Can it fly around the world without a drop of fuel? A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on Monday. It marked the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater. It took off f... - Posted on March 11, 2015
Mush: Lack of snow pushes Iditarod race north Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel. That forced Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly warm and relativ... - Posted on March 11, 2015
Does chicken soup really help with a cold? You asked us, does chicken soup really help with a cold, so we went to Generic Grandma for this one, and yes, it actually looks like her chicken soup might make you feel better. Like over-the-counter cold meds, chicken soup isn't going to cure your cold or even make it short... - Posted on March 10, 2015
Life is sweet, but we’re eating too much sugar New guidelines from the World Health Organization are enough to kill anyone's sugar high. The U.N. health agency says the world is eating too much sugar. It says people should slash their intake to just six to 12 teaspoons per day — an amount that could be exceeded with a single... - Posted on March 10, 2015
Obamas encourage world to “Let girls learn” Saying every girl "has value," President Barack Obama has announced a more focused government effort to help tens of millions of girls around the world attend and stay in school. Michelle Obama said she will go to Japan and Cambodia to promote it. The president said that, as... - Posted on March 9, 2015
Lack of water a big problem for California California has received a double dose of bad drought news. State officials say the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is far below normal and that residents again aren't coming close to meeting Gov. Jerry Brown's call for a 20 percent cut in water use. Snow supplies about a third... - Posted on March 9, 2015
Bummed out by winter? Try running from a volcano! One of South America's most active volcanoes has erupted in southern Chile. It was spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes. The volcano has prompted authorities to evacuate thousands of people. Authorities worried that mudslides caused by melting snow could ... - Posted on March 6, 2015