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Science Says: Amount of Straws, Plastic Pollution is Huge

Science Says: Amount of Straws, Plastic Pollution is Huge

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 26
Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough.

Genetic Sleuthing Helps Food Poisoning Searches

Genetic Sleuthing Helps Food Poisoning Searches

Apr 26
A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses.

Warming, Not Cooling, Donated Livers May Improve Transplants

Warming, Not Cooling, Donated Livers May Improve Transplants

By Lauran Neergaard | Apr 23
Surgeons pack donated organs on ice while racing them to transplant patients but it may be time for a warmer approach.

Study: Diamond from the Sky May Have Come from 'Lost Planet'

Study: Diamond from the Sky May Have Come from 'Lost Planet'

By Frank Jordans | Apr 19
Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday.

NASA's Tess Spacecraft Embarks on Quest to Find New Planets

NASA's Tess Spacecraft Embarks on Quest to Find New Planets

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 19
NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life.

Designer Babies? Potentially Possible with Emerging Technology

Designer Babies? Potentially Possible with Emerging Technology

By Malcolm Ritter | Apr 19
So you want to have a baby. Scientists have shown that in mice, they can turn ordinary cells into sperm and eggs.

Scientists Use River Model to Fight Erosion

Scientists Use River Model to Fight Erosion

Apr 18
Scientists working on ways to fight coastal land loss in Louisiana are using a $4 million model replica of the lower Mississippi River - to isolate the best areas to divert nutrient-rich river water and sediment into rapidly eroding marshes.

 Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review from U.S. Agency

Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review from U.S. Agency

By Matthew Perrone | Apr 18
U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the country.

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Apr 16
Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction.

Archaeologists Uncover Silver Treasure on German Island

Archaeologists Uncover Silver Treasure on German Island

Apr 16
Archaeologists on the German Baltic island of Ruegen have uncovered hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets that are linked to the era of the Danish King Harald Gormsson.

NASA Tess Spacecraft to Prowl for Planets as Galactic Scout

NASA Tess Spacecraft to Prowl for Planets as Galactic Scout

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 15
The Tess spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest stars. These newfound worlds eventually will become prime targets for future telescopes looking to tease out any signs of life.

Study: Global Warming is Weakening Key Ocean Circulation

Study: Global Warming is Weakening Key Ocean Circulation

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 15
Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.

5 Years on, Marathon Bomb Survivors Inspire Medical Advances

5 Years on, Marathon Bomb Survivors Inspire Medical Advances

By Philip Marcelo | Apr 14
Since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack.

Europe Plans Remote Update to Keep Aging Mars Probe Stable

Europe Plans Remote Update to Keep Aging Mars Probe Stable

Apr 14
The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable.

Is Period Shaming Having an Effect on the Environment?

Is Period Shaming Having an Effect on the Environment?

Apr 11
New research reveals that ninety-seven percent of women are concerned about the environment, yet 85 percent choose an environmentally harmful method of tampon disposal.

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