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Fenway Gets $800K To Study Health of FTM Transpeople

By EDGE | Oct 7
The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people.

Astronauts Resume Routine Spacewalks for NASA

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 7
Two spacewalking astronauts moved an old, broken pump into permanent storage, NASA's first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year.

Scientists Say Kinshasha is Birthplace of HIV Pandemic

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 6
A new study in Science magazine traces the origins of the current HIV pandemic to 1920s Kinshasha, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Studies Fault Warming in Much of 2013 Wild Weather

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 1
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes.

More Road Options Considered for Hawaii Lava Flow

Sep 26
Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.

New Amazon.com Office to be Warmed by Internet

Sep 25
A new Amazon.com office building under construction in Seattle will be warmed by the Internet. Heated water from the cooling system at a data center in another downtown building will be piped through Amazon offices and then recycled. The Sea

Scientists Monitoring Hawaii Lava Undertake Risks

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Sep 19
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory have been monitoring every twist and turn of lava creeping unpredictably toward communities in a rural and isolated district on the Big Island.

Hurricane Edouard Right Environment for Drone Test

By Jennifer Kay | Sep 19
U.S. government scientists say Hurricane Edouard was the right storm to test new data-seeking drones. Four drones were launched into the hurricane this week, even as Edouard had 115 mph winds far out in the Atlantic.

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity Finally at Mount Sharp

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 15
NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. The space agency announced that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago.

High-Tech Survey Exposes Hidden Stonehenge

Sep 10
There is more to Stonehenge than meets a visitor's eye.