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Astronauts Swapping More Batteries in Week's 2nd Spacewalk

Astronauts Swapping More Batteries in Week's 2nd Spacewalk

| By Marcia Dunn | Oct 11
Space station astronauts ventured out Friday on their second spacewalk this week to swap more batteries.

Once Nearly Extinct, Songbird Coming Off Endangered List

Once Nearly Extinct, Songbird Coming Off Endangered List

| By John Flesher | Oct 10
The federal government said Tuesday it will remove the Kirtland's warbler from its list of protected species, finding the small, yellow-bellied songbird had recovered more than half a century after being designated as endangered.

Boeing to Invest $20 Million in Virgin Galactic

Boeing to Invest $20 Million in Virgin Galactic

| By John Antczak | Oct 10
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, looking at possibilities beyond the space tourism company's immediate goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights as early as next year.

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youth Climate Change Lawsuit

Alaska Supreme Court Hears Youth Climate Change Lawsuit

| By Dan Joling | Oct 10
An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court justices on Wednesday.

Stop Calling it a Choice: Biological Factors Drive Homosexuality

Stop Calling it a Choice: Biological Factors Drive Homosexuality

| Oct 10
In a recent issue of Science magazine, geneticist Andrea Ganna at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and colleagues, describe the largest survey to date for genes associated with same-sex behavior.

Nobel Prize Honors Breakthroughs on Lithium-Ion Batteries

Nobel Prize Honors Breakthroughs on Lithium-Ion Batteries

| By David Keyton and Jamey Keaten | Oct 9
If you're reading this on a mobile phone or laptop computer, you might thank this year's three laureates for the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries.

Lions Kill Cattle, So People Kill Lions. Can the Cycle End?

Lions Kill Cattle, So People Kill Lions. Can the Cycle End?

| By Christina Larson | Oct 9
The survival of lions — and many other threatened savannah species — likely depends on finding a way for people, livestock and wild beasts to continue to use these lands together.

CaverStem: A Medical Breakthrough for Erectile Dysfunction

CaverStem: A Medical Breakthrough for Erectile Dysfunction

| Oct 9
The CaverStem method harnesses the power of a patient's stem cells to redefine ED treatment. And the results will blow your mind.

Not Real News: NASA Never Rejected Human Causes of Climate Change

Not Real News: NASA Never Rejected Human Causes of Climate Change

| By Amanda Seitz and Arijeta Lajka | Oct 7
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

3 Get Nobel Medicine Prize for Learning How Cells Use Oxygen

3 Get Nobel Medicine Prize for Learning How Cells Use Oxygen

| By Jan M. Olsen, Maria Cheng and David Keyton | Oct 7
Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body's cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases.

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