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U.S. Researcher: Young Shooters Tend to Research Role Models

By Colleen Barry | Jul 27
The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman's room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models.

New Tests Show No Pot Chemicals in Colorado Town's Water

By Steven K. Paulson | Jul 27
Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

Solar Projects Can't Save the Forest for the Trees?

By Frank Eltman | Jul 26
Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands.

Checklist of Possible Behavioral Warning Signs of Dementia

Jul 26
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk.

Colorado Town's Water May Be Tainted With Marijuana Chemical

Jul 24
Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.

Group Clones California Giant Trees to Combat Climate Change

By Scott Smith | Jul 24
Sequoias growing in the Sierra are among the biggest and oldest trees on Earth, some nearly 300 feet tall and up to 3,000 years old. Could they hep combat climate change?

Having Stomach Troubles? Try Swallowing An Origami Robot

By Matt O'Brien | Jul 23
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.

SpaceX Launches Space Station Docking Port for NASA

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 20
SpaceX successfully launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts early Monday, along with a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research.

Curing Florida's Algae Crisis Will Take Time, Money, Science

By Terry Spencer | Jul 20
The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from political and economic decisions made over the past 140 years.

Organ Transplants Have Come A Long Way but Hurdles Remain

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 12
Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.

Welcome to Jupiter: NASA Spacecraft Reaches Giant Planet

By Alicia Chang | Jul 5
Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.

Monae Says Film On Black Women At NASA Key Part Of History

By Chevel Johnson | Jul 2
Janelle Monae says she's honored to be part of an upcoming film that tells the little known-story of three black women who were crucial part of NASA's history, including one who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit earth.

Fatal Tesla Crash Shows Limits Of Self-Driving Technology

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 2
The U.S. government is investigating the first reported death of a driver whose car was in self-driving mode when he crashed. The crash raises questions about autonomous and semi-autonomous cars, their capabilities and their limits.

Death Sparks 'Autopilot' Car Probe; Man Had Speeding Tickets

By Joan Lowy and John Seewer | Jul 2
The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver's history of speeding further complicates the question.

Developers of Fortified Food Staple Awarded World Food Prize

By David Pitt | Jul 2
Four scientists credited with creating food that's fortified with essential nutrients and vitamins and has helped an estimated 10 million people avoid starvation and disease were awarded this year's World Food Prize on Tuesday.

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