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A Newly Designed Vaccine May Help Stamp Out Remaining Polio Cases Worldwide

A Newly Designed Vaccine May Help Stamp Out Remaining Polio Cases Worldwide

Sep 18
A new vaccine deliberately constructed to prevent the poliovirus from regaining virulence may be the answer.

Why Carbon Dioxide Has Such Outsized Influence on Earth's Climate

Why Carbon Dioxide Has Such Outsized Influence on Earth's Climate

By EDGE | Sep 17
The key to carbon dioxide's strong influence on climate is its ability to absorb heat emitted from our planet's surface, keeping it from escaping out to space.

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

By Christina Larson | Sep 17
Just 2% of the ocean floor is filled with coral, but the branching structures — shaped like everything from reindeer antlers to human brains — sustain a quarter of all marine species.

Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who was Better? Clooney or Me?

Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who was Better? Clooney or Me?

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 17
Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.

Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

By Holbrook Mohr | Sep 16
People behind spiked products have operated with impunity, in part because the business has boomed so fast that regulators haven't caught up while drug enforcement agents have higher priorities.

Vaping Likely Has Dangers That Could Take Years For Scientists to Know About

Vaping Likely Has Dangers That Could Take Years For Scientists to Know About

Sep 15
Many people don't know what is contained in these vaping devices, what the reported health effects actually mean, and, most importantly, why all of this developed so quickly, considering that e-cigarettes have only been popular for fewer than 10 years.

Scientists: Italian Skeletons, Buried Hand in Hand 1,600 Years Ago, Are Male

Scientists: Italian Skeletons, Buried Hand in Hand 1,600 Years Ago, Are Male

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
Ten years ago, when archaeologists working near the Italian city Modena discovered two human skeletons buried with clasped hands, it wasn't possible to determine anything about who they had been. But now researchers can say this much: They were two men.

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

By Laura Neergaard | Sep 13
With more money — the government had a record $2.4 billion to spend on Alzheimer's research this year — the focus has shifted to exploring multiple novel ways of attacking a disease now considered too complex for a one-size-fits-all solution.

AP-NORC Poll: Trump Gets Some of His Worst Grades on Climate

AP-NORC Poll: Trump Gets Some of His Worst Grades on Climate

Sep 12
President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.

NOAA Scientist: Agency Likely Broke Science Integrity Rules

NOAA Scientist: Agency Likely Broke Science Integrity Rules

By Jay Reeves and Seth Borenstein | Sep 11
The acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said his agency likely violated its scientific integrity rules last week when it publicly chastised a weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump.

Veterans with PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans with PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

By Michael Casey and Mike Householder | Sep 11
Researchers are beginning to study whether beekeeping has therapeutic benefits. For now, there is little hard data, but veterans in programs like the one in Manchester insist that it helps them focus, relax and become more productive.

Squirrels, Bees Could Get U.S. Aid but Not Yellowstone's Bison

Squirrels, Bees Could Get U.S. Aid but Not Yellowstone's Bison

By Matthew Brown | Sep 9
U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park's storied bison herds but pledged to consider more help for two other species.

AP Fact Check: Trump and Democrats Mangle Science

AP Fact Check: Trump and Democrats Mangle Science

By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Seth Borenstein | Sep 8
Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe.

Iran Uses Advanced Centrifuges, Threatens Higher Enrichment

Iran Uses Advanced Centrifuges, Threatens Higher Enrichment

By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell | Sep 8
Iran on Saturday said it now uses arrays of advanced centrifuges prohibited by its 2015 nuclear deal and can enrich uranium "much more beyond" current levels to weapons-grade material.

India Locates Lander Lost on Final Approach to Moon

India Locates Lander Lost on Final Approach to Moon

Sep 8
The lander module from India's moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to establish contact with it.

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