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Science & Tech News

Brown lawns loom this summer in California

Brown lawns loom this summer in California

39 mins ago
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun. Full Story
The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

The first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

89 mins ago
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals. Full Story
Ship may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco

Ship may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco

1 hour 50 mins ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists say a ship may have hit and killed a female humpback whale that washed up at a beach in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week. Full Story
Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify

Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify

2 hours 7 mins ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation. Full Story
Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs

3 hours 59 mins ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday. Full Story

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Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

Using a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood

4 hours 23 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world. Full Story
Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

Study aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers

4 hours 57 mins ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know. Full Story
SpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape

SpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape

6 hours 30 mins ago
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts. Full Story