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Review Reveals Problems Protecting Workers from Pesticides

SCIENCE | By Jason Dearen | Feb 6
An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the pesticide-safety system is riddled with problems: Investigations often take years to complete and result in few penalties.

Scientists to Inject Fuel in Experimental Fusion Device

SCIENCE | By Frank Jordans | Feb 6
Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Scientists Map Bedbug Genome, Follow Pest Through NYC Subway

SCIENCE | By Verena Dobnik | Feb 6
Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests' DNA through the subway system.

Fungus Killing Tree Critical to Hawaii's Native Forests

SCIENCE | By Audrey McAvoy | Dec 27
A newly discovered fungus is killing a tree that's critical to Hawaii's water supply, endangered native birds and Hawaiian cultural traditions like hula.

The Science Behind the Common Cold

HEALTH | Dec 18
Americans catch a billion colds a year.

UK Astronaut Tim Peake Puts Space Back on Agenda in Britain

SCIENCE | By Jill Lawless | Dec 18
Britain has decided to boldly go where others have gone before. Astronaut Tim Peake's voyage has helped millions of Britons rediscover an excited interest in outer space.

Cornell's Pet Project Leads to First IVF Dogs

SCIENCE | Dec 13
Researchers fertilized a female dog with 19 embryos. She gave birth to seven healthy dogs, which could signal a new era for dog breeding.

Marriage Doesn't Cause Earthquakes, But Does the Oil Biz? Courts Weigh In

SCIENCE | By Justin Juozapavicius | Dec 11
Two energy companies are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit by an Oklahoma woman who claims she was injured in an earthquake caused by the injection of wastewater deep into the ground.

Uranium Contaminates Water in the West

SCIENCE | By Ellen Knickmeyer and Scott Smith | Dec 10
Uranium, the stuff of nuclear fuel for power plants and atom bombs, increasingly is showing in drinking water systems in major farming regions of the U.S. West.

Telescope Opponents: Construction Equipment Must Be Removed

SCIENCE | By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Dec 6
Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope want construction equipment and vehicles removed from Mauna Kea now that the Hawaii Supreme Court has invalidated the project's permit.

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