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CO2 to Fish Food, Other Ideas Advance in $20M XPRIZE Contest

By Mead Gruver | Oct 19
With dreams of turning carbon dioxide into everything from concrete to fish food, teams from six countries have advanced beyond the first phase of a $20 million XPRIZE contest to find profitable uses for CO2 emitted by power plants.

China Launches Its Longest Crewed Space Mission Yet

Oct 19
Two Chinese astronauts began the country's longest crewed space mission yet on Monday, blasting off on a spacecraft for a 30-day stay on an experimental space station as China steadfastly navigates its way to becoming a space superpower.

European Lander Released to Begin Final Descent to Mars

By Geir Moulson | Oct 19
The European Space Agency dispatched an experimental probe Sunday on the final leg of its quest to land on Mars, part of a mission aimed at exploring the red planet's atmosphere and searching for signs of life.

Galaxy Count May Now Top 2 Trillion Across Universe

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 17
Thought the universe was crowded with 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies? Try 1 trillion or even 2 trillion galaxies and more.

Experts: Gun Research Hampered by Law

By Lisa Marie Pane | Oct 16
It's the kind of information you might expect from long-range government research. Yet for the most part, such government research doesn't exist.

Feds Propose Sealing Part of New Mexico Nuke Waste Dump

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Oct 15
A section of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository would be permanently sealed under a plan announced Thursday.

Why It Matters: Energy

By Matthew Daly | Oct 15
Energy independence has been a goal of every president since Richard Nixon. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different ways to achieve it.

Researchers Work to Spread Prized Genes of Yellowstone Bison

By Steve Karnowski | Oct 15
Researchers have transplanted embryos originating from the bison herd at Yellowstone National Park into female bison in Minnesota in hopes of increasing the genetic diversity of herds in the state.

Vermont Cabin Becomes Lab to Study Wind Turbine Noise

By Dave Gram | Oct 14
Studies have repeatedly found no evidence connecting noise from wind power turbines to human health problems. But critics question the soundness of those studies.

IBM's Artificial Intelligence System Joins Cancer Fight

Oct 10
The AI known as Watson is discovering new insights for cancer patients, as IBM has enlisted 20 top cancer institutes to teach Watson.

3 Win Nobel Chemistry Prize for World's Tiniest Machines

By Karl Ritter | Oct 8
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the potential to revolutionize computer and energy systems.

Marine Vet Adjusts to Double Arm Transplant

Oct 8
More than 1,600 United States service members have lost limbs in the Middle East and Afghanistan.

Facebook Launches New 'Marketplace' for Buying, Selling

By Barbara Ortutay | Oct 6
Facebook says some 450 million people use its site - mainly the "Groups" feature - to buy and sell stuff locally, anything from cars to baby clothes to furniture.

Toyota's Tiny Talking Robot Sells for Under $400

By Yuri Kageyama | Oct 5
The 39,800-yen ($390), 10-centimeter (4-inch) -tall, doll-like Kirobo Mini - whose name comes from "kibo," or "hope," and "robot" - supposedly has the smarts of a 5-year-old.

Space is the Place: Watch a Gay Pride Flag in Orbit

Oct 4
Outer space has been declared an LGBT-friendly zone, thanks to human rights activist group Planting Peace, which launched a gay pride flag into orbit.

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