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Japan Abandons Costly X-ray Satellite Lost in Space

SCIENCE | Apr 29
Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.

Cambodian Royal Turtle Nearly Extinct - Less Than 10 in Wild

SCIENCE | Apr 26
Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.

Silenced by Autism, Young Man Finds His Voice

SCIENCE | By Martha Irvine | Apr 25
Benjamin Alexander cannot speak, but he is determined to be heard. He cannot type without a hand to support his, and yet he writes and writes, his inner voice shouting out his thoughts.

30 Years After Blast, Labor to Clean Chernobyl's Traces

SCIENCE | By Dmitry Vlasov | Apr 22
Thirty years after the world's worst nuclear accident, the Chernobyl power plant is surrounded by both desolation and clangorous activity, the sense of a ruined past and a difficult future.

Study Backs Pancreas Cell Transplants for Severe Diabetes

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Apr 19
Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes - and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease.

How Urban Research Center in Los Angeles Will Track Bugs

SCIENCE | By John Rogers | Apr 18
Scientists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County unveiled an ambitious plan Thursday to find and catalog every species of bug, reptile and squirrel that flies, crawls, slithers or hops across Southern California.

Napster Co-Founder Bankrolls Project to Speed Cancer Work

SCIENCE | By Linda A. Johnson | Apr 15
A project to speed development of cancer-fighting drugs that harness the immune system has academic and drug industry researchers collaborating and sharing their findings like never before.

University Acknowledges Chocolate Milk Study 'Shortcomings'

SCIENCE | By Candice Choi | Apr 4
The University of Maryland on Friday acknowledged the "shortcomings" of its study that touted the benefits of a small company's chocolate milk in helping high school athletes.

Maine: New England's 1st 'Right to Try' Experimental Drugs

Maine is the first state in New England to give dying patients the right to use experimental drugs.

FDA Moves to Ban Most Powdered Surgical Gloves

SCIENCE | By Matthew Perrone | Mar 22
Federal health officials are moving to ban most surgical gloves made with powder, a feature designed to make them easier to wear, but which actually poses health risks to patients.

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