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Study Finds Ancient Iceman Wore Hat Made of Bear Skin

SCIENCE | Aug 22
Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.

Zika Researchers Seeking Volunteers Willing to be Infected

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 19
Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.

Global Warming Polarizes More Than Abortion

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 17
Two decades ago, the issue of climate change wasn't as contentious. Then the Earth got even hotter, repeatedly breaking temperature records. But instead of drawing closer together, politicians polarized.

Ancient Ice Reveals Vital Clues About Earth's Past Climate

SCIENCE | By Dan Elliott | Aug 14
At the National Ice Core Laboratory in Lakewood, ice is pulled from the depths of Antarctica and Greenland is sliced up, photographed and tested, yielding the secrets of the planet's climate over the millennia.

Intriguing Hints of Physics Particle Evaporate

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Aug 10
Eight months after raising hopes that they may have found an intriguing new particle that cannot be explained by the existing main physics theory, disappointed scientists are saying: Never mind.

U.S. Approves GMO Mosquito Test, But No Release Imminent

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Kay | Aug 9
Federal authorities gave final approval Friday to a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, but none of the insects will be immediately dispatched in the state's fight against the spread of Zika.

Top of the World

Sharyn Alfonsi reports from Greenland on one of the most significant efforts to study climate change happening today.

Google Sister Company, Drug Maker to Develop Nerve Implants

SCIENCE | By Danica Kirka | Aug 2
One of Google's sister companies will team up with pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline to develop tiny implants that can tap nerves and change their electronic signals as a way of treating chronic illnesses.

Drone Technology Aids Whale Research off Hawaii

SCIENCE | By Caleb Jones | Jul 31
Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.

Washington Scientist Launches Effort to Digitize All Fish

SCIENCE | 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.

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