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Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors
Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations
Researchers See Possible Link Between Opioids, Birth Defect

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Apps Let Everyone Help Track Health of Insect Populations

Giant Rotating Ice Disk Draws Attention, Visitors

By Katherine Roth |
Concern about dwindling native insect populations is one reason why. And new technology has made it easier to log insect sightings and become part of wide-reaching "citizen-sc...

EU's Antitrust Cop Lays Groundwork for More Tech Scrutiny

EU's Antitrust Cop Lays Groundwork for More Tech Scrutiny

By Kelvin Chan | Jan 21
Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies.

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted on His Own

China Says Doctor Behind Gene-Edited Babies Acted on His Own

Jan 21
Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law.

2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus

2-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus-for-1: Total Lunar Eclipse Comes with Supermoon Bonus

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 21
The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.

Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice As Often As Before

Asteroids Are Smacking Earth Twice As Often As Before

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday's journal Science.

The Best Rx for Teens Addicted to Vaping? No One Knows

The Best Rx for Teens Addicted to Vaping? No One Knows

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 20
The nation's top health authorities agree: Teen vaping is an epidemic that now affects some 3.6 million underage users of Juul and other e-cigarettes. But no one seems to know the best way to help teenagers who may be addicted.