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SpaceX Launches Hefty Rocket with 24 Satellites

SpaceX Launches Hefty Rocket with 24 Satellites

By Marcia Dunn | Jun 25
SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.

Is Earth's Ozone Layer Still At Risk? 5 Questions Answered

Is Earth's Ozone Layer Still At Risk? 5 Questions Answered

By A.R. (Ravi) Ravishankara | Jun 23
Curbing damage to Earth's protective ozone layer is widely viewed as one of the most important successes of the modern environmental era. Congratulations may have been premature: Ozone concentrations in the lower stratosphere are falling.

UK Study Shows Seal Singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'

UK Study Shows Seal Singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'

Jun 23
Researchers in Scotland say gray seals can copy the sounds of human words and songs including "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."

Study: Lethal Plastic Trash Now Common in Greece's Whales

Study: Lethal Plastic Trash Now Common in Greece's Whales

By Nicholas Paphitis | Jun 23
A study of whales and dolphins that have washed up dead in Greece over a 20-year period has found alarmingly high levels of plastic trash — mostly bags — in the animals' stomachs, which can condemn them to a slow and painful death.

More Research Labs Are Retiring Monkeys When Studies Finish

More Research Labs Are Retiring Monkeys When Studies Finish

By Carrie Antlfinger | Jun 22
These rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement — in larger enclosures that let them venture outside, eat lettuce and carrots, dip their fingers in colorful plastic pools, paint, and hang from pipes and tires.

New Drug to Boost Women's Sex Drive Approved in U.S.

New Drug to Boost Women's Sex Drive Approved in U.S.

By Matthew Perrone | Jun 22
U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: A shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours.

An Expert Reveals Why ED Treatment Succeeds with GAINSWave Technology

An Expert Reveals Why ED Treatment Succeeds with GAINSWave Technology

Jun 21
Treating the cause of erectile dysfunction instead of just treating the symptoms has eluded many — until now.

Curing Cancer: Easy Politics, Difficult Science

Curing Cancer: Easy Politics, Difficult Science

By Shefali Luthra | Jun 21
It's a compelling promise. After all, who could be against curing the nation's second-leading cause of death? If only it were that simple. Here are three reasons "let's cure cancer" is very easy for politicians to say but very hard to accomplish.

Restaurants Could Be First to Get Genetically Modified Salmon

Restaurants Could Be First to Get Genetically Modified Salmon

By Candice Choi | Jun 21
AquaBounty hasn't sold any fish in the U.S. yet, but it says its salmon may first turn up in places like restaurants or university cafeterias, which would decide whether to tell diners that the fish are genetically modified.

New Study to Examine Feeding Habits of Cape Cod Great Whites

New Study to Examine Feeding Habits of Cape Cod Great Whites

By Philip Marcelo | Jun 20
Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans, including the state's first fatal one in more than 80 years.

Homophobia Study Shows Perception, Reality 'Disconnect'

Homophobia Study Shows Perception, Reality 'Disconnect'

By Dennis Passa | Jun 20
Researchers say a survey of players in the Australian Ice Hockey League shows homophobic language is often used but that an even higher percentage of competitors would make a gay player feel welcome.

Climate Talks Held As Arctic Ice Melts, Concerns Grow

Climate Talks Held As Arctic Ice Melts, Concerns Grow

By Frank Jordans | Jun 18
Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.

Airbus is Ready for Pilotless Jets — Are You?

Airbus is Ready for Pilotless Jets — Are You?

By Angela Charlton | Jun 17
The chief salesman for Airbus says his company already has the technology to fly passenger planes without pilots at all — and is working on winning over regulators and travelers to the idea.

Progressive Climate Policy Poised to Pass in Oregon

Progressive Climate Policy Poised to Pass in Oregon

By Sarah Zimmerman | Jun 17
Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Overflowing Great Lakes Pose New Threat for Endangered Bird

Overflowing Great Lakes Pose New Threat for Endangered Bird

By John Flesher | Jun 17
Trouble is brewing for piping plovers, already one of the Great Lakes region's most endangered species, as water levels surge during a rain-soaked spring that has flooded large areas of the Midwest.

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