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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.

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.

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.

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.

New Zealand Space Launch Scrubbed from Remote Launch Site

New Zealand Space Launch Scrubbed from Remote Launch Site

By Ray Lilley | Dec 14
A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight.

Subway Scientist Seeks Fossils Under Los Angeles

Subway Scientist Seeks Fossils Under Los Angeles

Dec 13
The Los Angeles subway system is expanding and so too are the number of prehistoric fossils being recovered as crews dig beneath the city. Paleontologist Ashley Leger is on hand during the process to preserve fossils.

Worm Poop Means Fertilizer and Cash for Student Entrepreneur

Worm Poop Means Fertilizer and Cash for Student Entrepreneur

Dec 13
An entrepreneurial student who turns worm poop into organic fertilizer targeted for marijuana growers is generating buzz and earning accolades.

Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 10
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

By Andrew Selsky | Dec 9
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there's little data on whether they work, or if they have harmful side effects.

'Super Beans' Raise Hopes in Hunger-Prone Parts of Africa

'Super Beans' Raise Hopes in Hunger-Prone Parts of Africa

By Rodney Muhumuza | Dec 7
The so-called "super bean," a fast-maturing, high-yield variety, is being promoted by Uganda's government and agriculture experts amid efforts to feed hunger-prone parts of Africa.

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