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Washington Scientist Launches Effort to Digitize All Fish

By Phuong Le | Jul 30
The idea is to have one clearinghouse of CT scan data freely available to researchers anywhere to analyze the morphology, or structure, of particular species.

Common Pesticide Appears to Reduce Live Bee Sperm

By Seth Borenstein | Jul 30
A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.

Cooking Oil, Graphene Among CO2 Capture Prize Entry Ideas

By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants.

Solar Plane's Arrival Highlights UAE's Clean-Energy Push

By Adam Schreck | Jul 28
The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

U.S. Researcher: Young Shooters Tend to Research Role Models

By Colleen Barry | Jul 27
The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman's room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models.

New Tests Show No Pot Chemicals in Colorado Town's Water

By Steven K. Paulson | Jul 27
Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

Solar Projects Can't Save the Forest for the Trees?

By Frank Eltman | Jul 26
Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands.

Checklist of Possible Behavioral Warning Signs of Dementia

Jul 26
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk.

Colorado Town's Water May Be Tainted With Marijuana Chemical

Jul 24
Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town's wells may have been contaminated with THC, marijuana's intoxicating chemical.

Group Clones California Giant Trees to Combat Climate Change

By Scott Smith | Jul 24
Sequoias growing in the Sierra are among the biggest and oldest trees on Earth, some nearly 300 feet tall and up to 3,000 years old. Could they hep combat climate change?

Having Stomach Troubles? Try Swallowing An Origami Robot

By Matt O'Brien | Jul 23
Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.

SpaceX Launches Space Station Docking Port for NASA

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 20
SpaceX successfully launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts early Monday, along with a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research.

Curing Florida's Algae Crisis Will Take Time, Money, Science

By Terry Spencer | Jul 20
The enormous algae outbreak that has coated swaths of Florida's St. Lucie River with guacamole-like sludge is a man-made affliction, arising from political and economic decisions made over the past 140 years.

Organ Transplants Have Come A Long Way but Hurdles Remain

By Lauran Neergaard | Jul 12
Brenda Hudson recalls weeks spent in a glass-enclosed isolation room after her first kidney transplant, her family allowed to visit only when suited up against germs.

Welcome to Jupiter: NASA Spacecraft Reaches Giant Planet

By Alicia Chang | Jul 5
Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.

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