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WASHINGTON - A coalition of environmental and food-safety groups is asking the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant endangered species protection to the monarch butterfly, whose U.S. population, the groups say, last year fell to 90 percent below its 20-year average.

Forensic anthropologists need to understand human decomposition to interpret and solve real-life scenarios involving recovery of human remains. Studying this process leads students and professionals to a mountain slope at Western Carolina University

Dreams about the future are always filled with gadgets.

This summer, the Students Discover project hosted its first cohort of middle-school teacher-scientists who worked on four cutting-edge research projects at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

We know, we know, just like many “smart” things, cars can be hacked. But a new report says the most hackable cars are the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Cadillac Escalade and 2014 Toyota Prius.

Scientists study how movement dampens hearing, and why a weed is good for wolf spiders but bad for toads

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry.

REYKJAVIK - Icelandic authorities Friday lowered an aviation alert, hours after raising it to its highest level over a small lava eruption detected near a volcano in the south-east.

SACRAMENTO - Thanks to California's chronic drought and watering restrictions, there's no shortage of dry, dusty-brown lawns. And that's led to a growth in business for a remedy that doesn't involve wasting water or risking fines: lawn painting.

Haiti's coffee production, which is enjoying a sweet comeback, could be adversely affected by warmer temperatures and less rainfall in the future, a study released Thursday by Catholic Relief Services said.

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