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Satellites See Big Fishing's Footprint on the High Seas

Satellites See Big Fishing's Footprint on the High Seas

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 24
Researchers got the first comprehensive snapshot of industrial fishing's impacts around the globe. And it's huge - bigger than scientists thought, according to a new study.

Study Cited for Blaming Autism on TV Cartoon Does Not Exist

Study Cited for Blaming Autism on TV Cartoon Does Not Exist

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 20
There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims.

Medical Examiner Taps DNA Science to Find Missing Persons

Medical Examiner Taps DNA Science to Find Missing Persons

By Verena Dobnik | Feb 19
New York City's medical examiner is leading a nationwide effort to collect genetic material and match it with unidentified human remains. It's a way to finally give family members some answers and maybe some solace.

'Unseen' Museum Exhibit to Depict Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures

'Unseen' Museum Exhibit to Depict Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures

Feb 18
Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world New York's American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: A floor-to-ceiling installation depicting creatures that glow.

Flu Shot Won't Make You Spread More Influenza

Flu Shot Won't Make You Spread More Influenza

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 17
Getting the flu shot won't make you spread the disease more, doesn't weaken your immune system but it does offer some protection from getting infected, despite misleading claims on social media.

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets U.S. OK

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets U.S. OK

By Lindsey Tanner | Feb 17
The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval.

Virtual Reality Field Trips Give Students Advanced Adventure

Virtual Reality Field Trips Give Students Advanced Adventure

By Deepti Hajela and Carolyn Thompson | Feb 14
On any given day, students nationwide are deep-sea diving, observing medical operations, even swimming through the human circulatory system using gadgets that are becoming increasingly accessible in both cost and content.

Trump Aims for Moon, Pulls Back on Space Station, Telescopes

Trump Aims for Moon, Pulls Back on Space Station, Telescopes

By Marcia Dunn and Seth Borenstein | Feb 13
The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025, and private businesses running the place instead.

Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Might Be Good Thing for Miami

Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes Might Be Good Thing for Miami

By Jennifer Kay | Feb 11
Millions of bacteria-infected mosquitoes flying in a suburban neighborhood are being hailed as an innovation that may kill off more bugs that spread Zika and other viruses.

Mars on Earth: Simulation Tests in Remote Desert of Oman

Mars on Earth: Simulation Tests in Remote Desert of Oman

By Samuel McNeil | Feb 10
The desolate desert in southern Oman, near the borders of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, resembles Mars so much that more than 200 scientists from 25 nations chose it as their location to field-test technology for a manned mission to Mars.

AP FACT CHECK: Climate Science Undercuts EPA Chief's View

AP FACT CHECK: Climate Science Undercuts EPA Chief's View

By Michael Biesecker and Seth Borenstein | Feb 9
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is again understating the threat posed by climate change, this time by suggesting that global warming may be a good thing for humanity.

Elon Musk 'Incredibly Proud' of SpaceX Launch

Elon Musk 'Incredibly Proud' of SpaceX Launch

Feb 7
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he's incredibly proud after SpaceX's big new rocket carried a red electric sports car into orbit on Tuesday. Two booster rockets landed together. The rocket's center core slammed into the Atlantic at 300 mph.

Scientists Find Massive Mayan Society Under Guatemala Jungle

Scientists Find Massive Mayan Society Under Guatemala Jungle

Feb 6
Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala's Peten region.

Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo

Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo

By Menna Zaki | Feb 5
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country's famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday.

5 Ideas Win $10,000 Each in Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

5 Ideas Win $10,000 Each in Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge

By Julie Carr Smyth | Feb 2
Virtual reality, neural feedback and digital therapy were among five ideas to help solve the U.S. opioid crisis that won a global technology challenge on Tuesday.

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