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AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

AP Explains: Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

By John Flesher | Nov 18
Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places.

AP Exclusive: U.S. Scientists try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

AP Exclusive: U.S. Scientists try 1st Gene Editing in the Body

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 16
Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.

Beetle May Help Fight 'Super Invader' Tree

Beetle May Help Fight 'Super Invader' Tree

Nov 16
Southern states appear to be losing ground against the Chinese tallow, a highly invasive tree rapidly overtaking native forests. Scientists are working with the USDA on the possible release of a beetle that eats tallow roots and leaves.

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

By Michael Virtanen | Nov 15
The goal of the scuttled study - by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - was a consensus from experts in various fields on potential short- and long-term health effects.

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3 Straight Flat Years

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3 Straight Flat Years

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 14
Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions are up about 2 percent this year, according to an international team of scientists. Most of the increase came from China.

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.

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.

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.

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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