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Global Warming is Key Topic at Hawaii Conservation Congress

SCIENCE | By Caleb Jones | Sep 4
The international community came together Thursday in Hawaii for 10 days of talks by leading academics, conservation groups and government officials to address the impacts of global warming, wildlife trafficking and environmental conservation.

Dogs Actually Understand What You're Saying, Study Shows

Researchers say brain scans confirm that canines can understand exactly what you're saying.

Scientists Exit Hawaii Dome After Yearlong Mars Simulation

SCIENCE | Aug 30
Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Newly-Discovered Planet Has Similarities to Earth

SCIENCE | Aug 27
It turns out the next star over in our corner of the galaxy has a planet that looks a lot like ours.

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.

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