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Spanish-Speaking Declines In Hispanic Households As English Proficiency Increases

Researchers say a rising percentage of Hispanics in the United States speak proficient English and the share of those speaking Spanish at home has been declining.

05/12/2015

This NASA Hubble Space Telescope image released 04 December, 2003 shows a festively colored nebula, called NGC 604, one of the largest known seething cauldrons of star birth in a nearby galaxy. NGC 604 is similar to familiar star-birth regions in our Milky Way galaxy, such as the Orion Nebula, but it is vastly larger in extent and contains many more recently formed stars. This monstrous star-birth region contains more than 200 brilliant blue stars within a cloud of glowing gases some 1,300 light-years across, nearly 100 times the size of the Orion Nebula. The bright stars in NGC 604 are extremely young by astronomical standards, having formed a mere 3 million years ago. (NASA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘X-Files’ Sounds Captured By Student’s Microphones On Edge Of Space Leaves Scientists Baffled

Sound from space captured by microphones aboard a NASA student balloon experiment has scientists baffled.

05/05/2015

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Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your Surgery

A team of researchers successfully hacked a robot designed to carry out surgical procedures, prompting fears the devices could be taken over by hackers with malicious intent.

04/28/2015

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The ‘Big One’ In California Could Trigger Other Large Earthquakes On Nearby Faults

The research out of USC suggests that a major earthquake on the San Andreas Fault could trigger large earthquakes on other nearby faults, intensifying the damage over a larger area.

04/23/2015

Students walk near Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Research Administrator Accused Of Wanting To ‘Molest’ Assistant Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

One of UC Berkeley’s top research administrators has resigned in protest over a sexual assault investigation where he’s accused of inappropriately touching his top assistant and telling her he wanted to “molest” her.

04/13/2015

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UC Berkeley Study Finds Language Skills Among Latino Children Lag By Age 2

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley has found Latino and white babies have the same language and cognitive abilities at nine months of age, but a significant gap exists by the time they reach age 2.

04/06/2015

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Research Shows Cats Prefer A Tune Of Their Own Rather Than Classical Music

Pet owners might have their own ideas about their animals interests, which can include types of music. But there’s actually a study on what felines really consider easy listening.

04/06/2015

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12 Stats Showing Young Adults ‘Unfriending’ Jesus Christ This Easter

Jesus Christ, whether believed to be God incarnate, a prophet or just a man, is undeniably polarizing, controversial, or inspiring for billions, and with that in mind, researchers set out to determine how Jesus is viewed this Easter, 2015.

04/02/2015

A DNA test provided by 23andMe of Mountain View. (CBS)

Google’s Genetic Test Maker 23andMe Launches Drug Development Effort

Google-backed genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its own drug development unit, betting that it can translate its database of customer DNA information into novel medicines.

03/12/2015

A "Heart on a Chip" consists of heart cells derived from adult stem cells placed into a small silicone chamber. (YouTube/UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley Researchers Develop Beating ‘Heart On A Chip,’ May Replace Animal Drug Testing

A breakthrough by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley that models the human heart could allow drugs to be tested without the use of animals.

03/09/2015

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