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Uncharted Waters: Restoring Deep Gulf Fouled by BP Spill

SCIENCE | By Cain Burdeau | May 30
Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep.

End of the Road for Antibiotics?

SCIENCE | May 29
Federal health officials say the U.S. could be reaching the end of the road for antibiotics.

Archaeologist: Boston Shipwreck is Rare, Remarkable Find

SCIENCE | By Rodrique Ngowi | May 28
A sunken, burned ship from the 1800s uncovered during a construction project in Boston's Seaport District is a rare and remarkable find, the city's archaeologist said.

MLB Chief: Science May Be Behind Increased Drug Positives

SCIENCE | By Ronald Blum | May 21
Improved science could be a reason behind baseball's increase in positive drug tests.

NASA's Valkyrie Robots Set the Table for Human Life on Mars

SCIENCE | May 21
Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets up a habitat for more fragile human explorers.

Girls Outperform Boys in Test of Tech-Engineering Literacy

SCIENCE | By Carolyn Thompson | May 18
Eighth-grade girls are not only as skilled as boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them, they may even be a little better, a study released Tuesday suggests.

When Zika Hits, a Push for Birth Control and Abortion?

SCIENCE | By Mike Stobbe | May 15
There's little doubt: Zika is coming to the continental United States, bringing frightening birth defects - and, most likely, newly urgent discussions about abortion and contraception.

Study: No Scientific Basis for Laws on Marijuana and Driving

SCIENCE | By Joan Lowy | May 14
Six states that allow marijuana use legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation's largest automobile club that calls for scrapping those laws.

This Stings: Winter Death Rate for America's Bees Jumps

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | May 13
After two years of improvement, America's honeybees had another tough and deadly winter, probably because of mites, according to a new federal survey released Tuesday.

Little Mercury A Black Dot As It Crosses Vast Face of Sun

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | May 10
For the first time in 10 years, Mercury passed directly between the Earth and sun on Monday, resembling a black dot against the vast, glowing face of our star.

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