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As cracks emerge in global oil pact, Saudis may need to compromise

DUBAI (Reuters) - Tough negotiations await a group of OPEC experts as they meet their counterparts from other oil producers such as Russia on Oct. 28-29 to hammer out details of an output-capping agreement, with disagreements threatening to scupper the deal.<p>A gas flame is seen in the desert near …

Love the National Parks? Here's How to Become a Park Ranger

For anyone who wants to call the outdoors their “office.”<p>If you really want to get close to nature, the federal government has a number of job …

Canadian town steams over Nestlé bid to control local spring water well

Activists in Centre Wellington plan to block Ontario pump tests after bottled-water makers overtook community’s attempt to secure long-term water source<p>A small town in Ontario, Canada, has prompted fresh scrutiny of the bottled-water industry after its attempt secure a long-term water supply …

Will no one stop Poland destroying Europe’s most precious forest? | Patrick Barkham

If the EU can’t save Białowieża from the loggers, its protections are meaningless<p>Białowieża is “the misty, brooding forest that loomed behind your eyelids when, as a child, someone read you the Grimm brothers’ fairytales”, in the words of American ecologist Alan Weisman. This unique place of …

Ice Age

Wolves slaughter 19 elk in Wyoming

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pack of wolves slaughtered a herd of elk in one night, Wyoming wildlife officials said Friday.<p>Nineteen elk, mostly calves, were found dead several days ago at a feeding ground near Bondurant, a town southeast of Jackson, said John Lund of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. A contractor …

10 Great National Parks You’ve Never Heard Of

Tucked away in Colorado’s southwestern corner, the sheer scale of this 48-mile-long canyon takes most visitors by surprise. Sculpted by the Gunnison …

The 10 Best Tips For Anyone Who Wants to Work in Science or Engineering

Even Einstein had to start somewhere.<p>In today's world of unlimited possibilities, it's pretty darn hard to know what you want to do when you 'grow …

The 8 Books Neil DeGrasse Tyson Thinks Everyone Should Read

Book club, anyone?<p>Back in 2011, Neil deGrasse Tyson, the host of the revamped <i>Cosmos,</i> completed a Reddit Ask Me Anything.<p>In-between sharing his …

EPA official in Michigan resigns

Anger over the levels of lead in the water in Flint has led the mayor to declare a state of emergency.<p>Anger over high levels of lead in the water in Flint has led the mayor to declare a state of emergency.<p>By Lenny Bernstein<p>, Health reporter<p>Mark Berman<p>, Reporter<p>The Environmental Protection Agency on …

Environment

There's a Forest in Poland Filled With Crooked Trees, And No One Can Explain Why

It's like a mysterious fairy tale.<p>Deep in the woods of the West Pomerania region of Poland, an entire section of trees bends at sharp angles near …

Forests

Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

Biology

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

This Bandage Glows Fluorescent Green When You’re About To Get An Infection

Researchers at University of Bath may have figured out a way to solve a major issue in medicine: diagnosing and treating wound infections.<p>Color-changing fabrics and textiles have led to some novel lines of clothing, but researchers are envisioning uses for the technology that go beyond mere …

Cameron Diaz Beautifully Sums Up The Real Meaning Of Happiness

Perfect.<p>For Cameron Diaz, fame does not equal happiness.<p>The actress got real about the true definition of joy for the film "Human," saying success isn't defined by admiration from others. The movie features a series of interviews with people on what it's like to be human in the face of love, …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Bungie Files Trademark for 'Eververse,' 'Eververse Trading Co.'

Care to make a guess?<p>On May 19, Destiny developer Bungie filed three trademarks with the United States Patent & Trademark Office.<p>NeoGaf reports the …

What I've Learned From Backpacking Southeast Asia on 20 USD Per Day

People who decide to travel around the world aren’t any more special or richer than those who just daydream about it. They simply made the decision …

Food Hysteria: The New Eating Disorder?

As a lifelong foodist and longtime food professional, I have always taken a keen interest in what I put in my body and share at the table with others. Lately that table has become a matter of dining diplomacy as more people are concerned less about what to eat and more about what not to eat.<p>I am …

The 7 Easiest Ways Ever to Improve Your Diet

You won't even notice these changes—swear!<p>Of course you know that eating healthy is a lifelong goal—but that doesn't mean that it takes ages to make it happen. In fact, there are tons of quick, easy ways to be sure you're eating well that basically involve zero effort. Here are a few to get you …

Michigan's Iron Belle Trail chosen as name of new Belle Isle-to-Upper Peninsula route

David Runk, Associated Press - A new hiking and bicycling trail stretching hundreds of miles through Michigan will officially be called Michigan's …

North Dakota

The 10 Best Cars At The Detroit Auto Show

From Acura's curvy NSX superhybrid to Infiniti's sophisticated Q60, these are our favorite vehicles from the 2015 North American International Auto Show<p>Detroit, as we call the North American International Auto Show, has always been a spectacle of automotive muscle and mischief. This year's biggest …

Your science questions answered

<b>Q At the moment of the big bang, all mass was in a single spot and has been expanding outward from there since. Where is the centre of the expansion from, and wouldn’t there be a growing void emanating from that point going forward?</b> asks Kirk Lynn<p>A As Dr David Mulryne from Queen Mary University of …

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …

I Played Destiny, and ...

First hands-on impressions from Bungie’s big new multiplayer shooter.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The first Strike Mission I played in Destiny presented a …

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood<p>It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.<p>But the production of blood on an industrial scale …

Virtual Reality: Fad or Future?

Virtual reality is currently experiencing a revival thanks to the Oculus Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus, and Valve's VR tests, and there are hints that Microsoft isn't far behind, either. The prospect of actual, fully realized VR is certainly enticing, but the question on everyone's mind is whether …

Sony's Oculus Rift competitor could be coming this month

Sony is widely rumored to be working on a virtual reality headset to compete with the Oculus Rift, and the truth could be revealed quite soon. Sony has just revealed it will host a new session at the 2014 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, titled "Driving the Future of Innovation at Sony …