Here's today's roundup of science, nature and environment news from the Bay Area and beyond.
Full Higgs Boson Results Officially PublishedThe most important papers to come from the world's biggest physics lab Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider announced their Higgs boson likely-discovery on July 4, but now it's (a little) more official: The first scientific papers describing the new Higgs-like boson have been set in ink.
Russian mammoth remains give glimmer of hope for cloningMOSCOW (Reuters) - Scientists who found well preserved woolly mammoth remains in a remote part of Russia hope they might contain the necessary material to clone the long extinct beast. The Russian-led international team found the remains, including fur and bone marrow, with some cell nuclei intact, in the Ust-Yansk area of the Yakutia region on Russia's Arctic coast.
NAS Study Calls for 'Next Generation' of Climate ModelsNAS Study Calls for 'Next Generation' of Climate Models Report reflects shift in climate research toward news you can use In the effort to better understand the dynamics of the Earth's changing climate, a recent report from the National Academy of Sciences calls for scientists to collaborate on a "new generation" of highly detailed and integrated climate change models.
Wearable Robots That Can Help People Walk AgainRICHMOND, Calif. - When Joey Abicca pokes a metal crutch into the ground with his right arm, tiny motors start whirling around his left leg, lifting it and moving it forward. When he does the same with his left arm, the motors whir to life again and his right leg takes a step.
Coyote Creek tops list of dirty waterwaysSan Jose's Coyote Creek is so clogged with candy wrappers, diapers, beer bottles, cigarette butts and other debris that, in some spots, one can practically walk across the waterway without getting wet. The Oakland nonprofit looked at trash data cities are required to report to the state as well as information collected by the U.S.
West Nile Virus and the Future of Once-Tropical DiseasesWest Nile Virus and the Future of Once-Tropical Diseases Midwest outbreak is the worst in U.S. history - and may be a sign of things to come William Reisen began studying tropical diseases when he was drafted in the Vietnam War. He'd studied insects in school, so he worked as an entomologist for the Air Force.