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EPA Official: Government Must Plan for Climate Change

EPA Official: Government Must Plan for Climate Change

By Michael Biesecker | Jan 21
A top manager who supervises the program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change.

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 21
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

Christa McAuliffe's Lost Lessons Finally Taught in Space

Christa McAuliffe's Lost Lessons Finally Taught in Space

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 21
Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to Christa McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station.

Even Without El Nino Last Year, Earth Keeps on Warming

Even Without El Nino Last Year, Earth Keeps on Warming

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
Scientists say last year showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

Science Says: That Michigan Meteor Could Have Been Meatier

Science Says: That Michigan Meteor Could Have Been Meatier

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 19
The fireball that streaked through the Michigan sky put on quite a show but as far as potentially killer space rocks, it was merely a flash in the pan.

Attention Backcountry Skiers: Scientists Want Your Help

Attention Backcountry Skiers: Scientists Want Your Help

By Dan Joling | Jan 6
America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.

Experts Try to Keep Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings from Fading

Experts Try to Keep Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings from Fading

By Morgan Lee | Dec 31
Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.

In A Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine

In A Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 30
Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.

Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins U.S. Approval

Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins U.S. Approval

By Matthew Perrone | Dec 21
U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation's first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness.

Under Trump, Climate Change Not a National Security Threat

Under Trump, Climate Change Not a National Security Threat

By Jill Colvin | Dec 21
President Donald Trump removed climate change from the list of worldwide threats menacing the United States on Monday, a shift that underscores the long-term ramifications of his "America first" world view.

From Poinsettias to Raw Cookie Dough: 5 Holiday Truths

From Poinsettias to Raw Cookie Dough: 5 Holiday Truths

By Lindsey Tanner | Dec 21
Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them:

NASA Drops Replica Orion Spacecraft to Test Parachutes

NASA Drops Replica Orion Spacecraft to Test Parachutes

Dec 20
NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure.

Eighth Planet Found in Faraway Solar System, Matching Ours

Eighth Planet Found in Faraway Solar System, Matching Ours

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 16
A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery.

Merck and UNESCO Empower African Women and Youth in STEM

Merck and UNESCO Empower African Women and Youth in STEM

Dec 15
As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation held their "UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit."

ABIVAX to Present Report Called 'HIV Persistence During Therapy'

ABIVAX to Present Report Called 'HIV Persistence During Therapy'

Dec 14
ABIVAX will be presenting at the 8th International Conference on "HIV Persistence During Therapy". The conference will take place December 12-15 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay Resort in Miami, FL.

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