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Europe Plans Remote Update to Keep Aging Mars Probe Stable

Europe Plans Remote Update to Keep Aging Mars Probe Stable

| Apr 14
The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable.

Is Period Shaming Having an Effect on the Environment?

Is Period Shaming Having an Effect on the Environment?

| Apr 11
New research reveals that ninety-seven percent of women are concerned about the environment, yet 85 percent choose an environmentally harmful method of tampon disposal.

Boss Buzzing You After Hours? NYC Might Let You Say Buzz Off

Boss Buzzing You After Hours? NYC Might Let You Say Buzz Off

| By Deepti Hajela | Apr 7
A proposal would bar employers from requiring employees to respond to non-emergency emails, texts and other digital communications outside regular work hours.

As Whales Fade, Movement They Spawned Tries to Keep Up Hope

As Whales Fade, Movement They Spawned Tries to Keep Up Hope

| By Patrick Whittle | Apr 6
Despite eight decades of conservation efforts, North Atlantic right whales are facing a new crisis. The threat of extinction within a generation looms, and the movement to preserve the whales is trying to come up with new solutions.

Scientists Harvest First Vegetables in Antarctic Greenhouse

Scientists Harvest First Vegetables in Antarctic Greenhouse

| Apr 6
Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.

AP FACT CHECK: Science Contradicts EPA Warming Memo

AP FACT CHECK: Science Contradicts EPA Warming Memo

| By Seth Borenstein and Michael Biesecker | Apr 2
Climate scientists say an internal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo on how officials should talk to the public about global warming doesn't reflect reality.

Astronomers Baffled by Distant Galaxy Void of Dark Matter

Astronomers Baffled by Distant Galaxy Void of Dark Matter

| By Seth Borenstein | Apr 1
It's a double cosmic conundrum: Lots of stuff that was already invisible has gone missing. Astronomers have found a distant galaxy where there is no dark matter.

Long-Maligned Mary Magdalene Now Seen as Stalwart Disciple

Long-Maligned Mary Magdalene Now Seen as Stalwart Disciple

| By Alon Bernstein and Isaac Scharf | Apr 1
The major character in the life of Jesus was long maligned in the West and portrayed as a reformed former prostitute. But scholars have adopted a different approach more recently, viewing her as a strong, independent woman.

China's Defunct Space Lab Hurtling Toward Earth for Re-entry

China's Defunct Space Lab Hurtling Toward Earth for Re-entry

| By Christopher Bodeen | Mar 31
China's defunct and reportedly out-of-control Tiangong 1 space station is expected to re-enter Earth's atmosphere sometime this weekend.

Yucky Ducky? Study Reveals Bath-Time Toy's Dirty Secret

Yucky Ducky? Study Reveals Bath-Time Toy's Dirty Secret

| By Frank Jordans and Jamey Keaten | Mar 30
Scientists have the dirt on the rubber ducky: Those cute yellow bath-time toys are - as some parents have long suspected - a haven for nasty bugs.

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