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Sturgeon, America's Forgotten Dinosaurs, Show Signs of Life

Sturgeon, America's Forgotten Dinosaurs, Show Signs of Life

| By Ben Finley | Jul 11
Sturgeon were America's vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation's rivers until mankind's craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction.

A Peek Into Opioid Users' Brains as They Try to Quit

A Peek Into Opioid Users' Brains as They Try to Quit

| By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 10
Government scientists are starting to peek into the brains of people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic, to see if medicines proven to treat addiction, like methadone, do more than ease the cravings and withdrawal.

Archaeologists Begin 1st Excavations of Boston's Chinatown

Archaeologists Begin 1st Excavations of Boston's Chinatown

| By William J. Kole | Jul 10
City archaeologist Joe Bagley on Monday launched the first excavations in Boston's Chinatown, and he expects the dig to turn up artifacts that will shed new light on immigrants — and not only those from China, but elsewhere as well.

So Far, Cultured Meat Has Been Burgers: Next Big Challenge, Animal-Free Steaks

So Far, Cultured Meat Has Been Burgers: Next Big Challenge, Animal-Free Steaks

| Jul 10
Bioengineers are taking on the next tougher challenge: growing structured cuts of meat like a steak or a chicken cutlet.

Before Moon Landing, Astronauts Learned Geology in Arizona

Before Moon Landing, Astronauts Learned Geology in Arizona

| By Felicia Fonseca | Jul 9
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth.

Activists Worry About Potential Abuse of Face Scans for ICE

Activists Worry About Potential Abuse of Face Scans for ICE

| By Frank Bajak | Jul 9
Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without consent.

Confused About What to Eat? Science Can Help

Confused About What to Eat? Science Can Help

| Jul 9
Do you want science-based information about diet but don't know whom or what to believe? You're not alone: More than 80 percent of Americans are befuddled.

Infecting Healthy People in Vaccine Research: Ethical and Necessary?

Infecting Healthy People in Vaccine Research: Ethical and Necessary?

| Jul 8
Because of the risks involved, this kind of research raises difficult ethical questions. For example, who should be infected? And which pathogens would be too dangerous to use?

Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Plant A Trillion Trees

Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Plant A Trillion Trees

| By Seth Borenstein | Jul 7
The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

Scholars Say Philistine Genes Help Solve Biblical Mystery

Scholars Say Philistine Genes Help Solve Biblical Mystery

| By Ilan Ben Zion | Jul 7
Human remains from an ancient cemetery in southern Israel have yielded precious bits of DNA that a new study says help prove the European origin of the Philistines — the enigmatic nemeses of the biblical Israelites.

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