• NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

    As world leaders convene in Paris this week at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP21) to...

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  • Scientists debate boundaries, ethics of human gene editing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering — a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.

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  • November Must-Reads

    This fall, my colleagues and I have been keeping a running list of the science, technology, and health stories from other publications that are too good to miss. I’m always drawn to stellar reporting and gorgeous writing, but these must-reads aren’t all opuses. Some are amusing, odd, and charming…

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  • Eyes May Offer Window into Cardiovascular Disease

    Vision problems may sometimes be the only symptom a person has of a serious cardiovascular condition, a new case report suggests. The man was diagnosed with "amaurosis fugax," a condition in which a person loses vision in one eye, usually for a few minutes at a time, because of an interruption of…
  • Innovation Is The Only True Way To Create Value

    We don’t all need to be geniuses to innovate. There are no shortages of problems—large and small—to solve.

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  • Arizona inspectors find Theranos lab issues

    Company tangled with state regulators over testing instruments and lab practices.

  • World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.

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  • American Nobel Laureates Feted at the 'Oscars' of D.C.

    Our nation's capital had the honor of feting the four American Nobel Laureates before they head to Stockholm for the official celebration: Dr. William C. Campbell (Medicine), Dr. Aziz Sancar and Dr. Paul L. Modrich (Chemistry), and Dr. Angus Deaton (Economics). The Laureates and their families had…

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  • German chancellor says climate deal needs binding reviews

    PARIS (Reuters) - Paris climate talks need to agree on a binding U.N. framework, complemented by binding reviews to ensure progress to limit global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. The legal form of a Paris agreement on climate change is contested as the U.S. Congress would…

  • John Legend records song with actual stars from space

    Real stars get in on recording with superstar John Legend after an assist from astrophysicist.

  • This Map Tracks the Satellites Whizzing Over Your House

    Floating in space among the stars and planets are more than 2,250 satellites and “space junk” traveling at up to 18,000 miles an hour. Some are large enough to be seen with the naked eye—though you’d have to first figure out which ones are within your line of sight.

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  • Why NASA's Commercial Resupply Mission This Week Matters

    After two catastrophic losses in less than a year of cargo vessels bound for the International Space Station, NASA is ready to resume its commercial resupply missions.

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    Monkeys in Space

    NASA launches the first mammals into space, but can they bring them back?

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  • AP News Guide: Summit opens debate on ethics of gene editing

    Designer babies or an end to intractable illnesses: A revolutionary technology is letting scientists learn to rewrite the genetic code, aiming to alter DNA in ways that, among other things, could erase ...

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  • Virtual-reality games could really make you feel more empathetic

    The rise of virtual reality games and films won’t just be about crazy graphics: 3D entertainment could be a much more moving, emotional experience than watching traditional media. Researchers in Finland studied how people react when looking at images of faces, and they’ve found out that 3D images…

  • Governments, investors partner to break through clean technology barriers

    By Valerie Volcovici NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gates and some of the world's other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich and emerging countries on Monday to kick off the Paris climate talks by pledging billions of dollars of investment in clean energy technologies. The…

  • America’s Scientists To House Science Committee: Go Away

    Seven major American scientific societies sent a letter to Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) on Tuesday, rebuking the congressman and defending a paper published in Science last year that Smith has been investigating in his role as chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

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  • Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues…

  • Black hole observed devouring a star

    An international team of astronomers has witnessed an "extremely rare" event: a black hole eating a star then ejecting a near light-speed flare.