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Shuttle-like Dream Chaser Spacecraft Makes Glide Test Flight

Shuttle-like Dream Chaser Spacecraft Makes Glide Test Flight

| By John Antczak | Nov 14
A test version of the Dream Chaser, a reusable spacecraft that resembles a small space shuttle, made a successful free flight and landing in California after being hoisted by helicopter high over the Mojave Desert.

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

IBM Says It's Reached Milestone in Quantum Computing

| Nov 13
IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer.

US Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal

US Cities, States Defy Trump, Still Back Paris Climate Deal

| By Frank Jordans and Dorothee Thiesing | Nov 13
A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.

Volkswagen, Google Cooperate on Quantum Computing Research

Volkswagen, Google Cooperate on Quantum Computing Research

| Nov 11
German automaker Volkswagen and Google have announced plans to cooperate in exploring possible uses in the auto industry for quantum computers.

Ocean Acidification Could Threaten Alaska Crab Populations

Ocean Acidification Could Threaten Alaska Crab Populations

| Nov 7
Alaska researchers warn that the changing levels of ocean acidity could have grave consequences for red king crab populations in the Bering Sea.

Baby Gene Therapy Study Offers Hope for Fatal Muscle Disease

Baby Gene Therapy Study Offers Hope for Fatal Muscle Disease

| By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 6
A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has extended the tots' lives, and some began to roll over, sit and stand on their own, researchers reported Wednesday.

Scientists Discover Hidden Chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists Discover Hidden Chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

| By Brian Rohan | Nov 5
Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to spark a new surge of interest in the pharaohs.

New Mexico Moves to Defuse Outrage Over Science Standards

New Mexico Moves to Defuse Outrage Over Science Standards

| By Morgan Lee | Oct 28
New Mexico's public education secretary said the state will adopt widely used school science standards in their entirety in response to public outrage over proposed changes that omitted references to global warming, evolution and the Earth's age.

World Mayors Pledge Emissions-Free Cities by 2030

World Mayors Pledge Emissions-Free Cities by 2030

| Oct 26
The mayors of London, Los Angeles, Paris and several other major world cities are pledging to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles from "large parts" of their cities by 2030.

U.S. Vaccine Panel to Discuss Waning Effectiveness, New Shots

U.S. Vaccine Panel to Discuss Waning Effectiveness, New Shots

| By Mike Stobbe | Oct 25
The issue of waning protection is expected to be discussed when the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meets in Atlanta.

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