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Hydroponic Histrionics? Organic Purists Assail Designation

Hydroponic Histrionics? Organic Purists Assail Designation

By Lisa Rathke | Nov 17
Can you call a tomato grown in a nutrient solution instead of dirt "organic"? Some purists don't think so.

AP Exclusive: U.S. Scientists try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

AP Exclusive: U.S. Scientists try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 16
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.

Beetle May Help Fight 'Super Invader' Tree

Beetle May Help Fight 'Super Invader' Tree

Nov 16
Southern states appear to be losing ground against the Chinese tallow, a highly invasive tree rapidly overtaking native forests. Scientists are working with the USDA on the possible release of a beetle that eats tallow roots and leaves.

Pharrell Williams Sounds Warning About Climate Change

Pharrell Williams Sounds Warning About Climate Change

By Rebecca Kanthor | Nov 15
Climate change is something that Pharrell Williams isn't happy about.

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

By Michael Virtanen | Nov 15
The goal of the scuttled study - by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - was a consensus from experts in various fields on potential short- and long-term health effects.

Tearful Meeting for 2 Linked by Face Transplant

Tearful Meeting for 2 Linked by Face Transplant

Nov 14
Lilly Ross feared seeing her husband's face on a new man would trigger painful memories of losing him to suicide. Instead, she was proud to see his face transform another life.

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3 Straight Flat Years

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3 Straight Flat Years

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 14
Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came from China.

Shuttle-like Dream Chaser Spacecraft Makes Glide Test Flight

Shuttle-like Dream Chaser Spacecraft Makes Glide Test Flight

By John Antczak | Nov 14
A test version of the Dream Chaser, a reusable spacecraft that resembles a small space shuttle, made a successful free flight and landing in California after being hoisted by helicopter high over the Mojave Desert.

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

Nov 13
IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer.

US Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal

US Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal

By Frank Jordans and Dorothee Thiesing | Nov 13
A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.

Volkswagen, Google Cooperate on Quantum Computing Research

Volkswagen, Google Cooperate on Quantum Computing Research

Nov 11
German automaker Volkswagen and Google have announced plans to cooperate in exploring possible uses in the auto industry for quantum computers.

Ocean Acidification Could Threaten Alaska Crab Populations

Ocean Acidification Could Threaten Alaska Crab Populations

Nov 7
Alaska researchers warn that the changing levels of ocean acidity could have grave consequences for red king crab populations in the Bering Sea.

Baby Gene Therapy Study Offers Hope for Fatal Muscle Disease

Baby Gene Therapy Study Offers Hope for Fatal Muscle Disease

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 6
A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots' lives, and some began to roll over, sit and stand on their own, researchers reported Wednesday.

Scientists Discover Hidden Chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists Discover Hidden Chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

By Brian Rohan | Nov 5
Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

New Mexico Moves to Defuse Outrage Over Science Standards

New Mexico Moves to Defuse Outrage Over Science Standards

By Morgan Lee | Oct 28
New Mexico's public education secretary said the state will adopt widely used school science standards in their entirety in response to public outrage over proposed changes that omitted references to global warming, evolution and the Earth's age.

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