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Gay and Ginger? You're in Genius Company, Study Suggests

Gay and Ginger? You're in Genius Company, Study Suggests

| By Kilian Melloy | Oct 14
While we in the 21st century can only wait for the day when our contributions to society take precedence over the private matter of who we love and marry, gay gingers can find in Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci a further source of pride.

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

Blue Light Isn't the Main Source of Eye Fatigue and Sleep Loss — It's Your Computer

| Oct 14
Laboratory studies have shown that prolonged exposure to high-intensity blue light damages retinal cells in mice. But, epidemiological studies on real people tell a different story.

NASA Launches Satellite to Explore Where Air Meets Space

NASA Launches Satellite to Explore Where Air Meets Space

| By Marcia Dunn | Oct 13
NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.

Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

| By Candice Choi | Oct 13
So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple.

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

| By Ellen Knickmeyermeyer | Oct 12
The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace pipes leaching dangerous amounts of toxic lead

Astronauts Swapping More Batteries in Week's 2nd Spacewalk

Astronauts Swapping More Batteries in Week's 2nd Spacewalk

| By Marcia Dunn | Oct 11
Space station astronauts ventured out Friday on their second spacewalk this week to swap more batteries.

Once Nearly Extinct, Songbird Coming Off Endangered List

Once Nearly Extinct, Songbird Coming Off Endangered List

| By John Flesher | Oct 10
The federal government said Tuesday it will remove the Kirtland's warbler from its list of protected species, finding the small, yellow-bellied songbird had recovered more than half a century after being designated as endangered.

Boeing to Invest $20 Million in Virgin Galactic

Boeing to Invest $20 Million in Virgin Galactic

| By John Antczak | Oct 10
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, looking at possibilities beyond the space tourism company's immediate goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights as early as next year.

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youth Climate Change Lawsuit

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youth Climate Change Lawsuit

| By Dan Joling | Oct 10
An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday.

Stop Calling it a Choice: Biological Factors Drive Homosexuality

Stop Calling it a Choice: Biological Factors Drive Homosexuality

| Oct 10
In a recent issue of Science magazine, geneticist Andrea Ganna at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and colleagues, describe the largest survey to date for genes associated with same-sex behavior.

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