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Girls affected by stereotypes by age 6, study shows

Girls affected by stereotypes by age 6, study showsA study published in the journal Science suggests girls as young as 6 can be led to believe men are inherently smarter.
  • Nation
  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Science

Scientists take steps to grow human organs in pigs

Scientists take steps to grow human organs in pigsScientists say they’ve grown human cells inside pig embryos, a very early step toward the goal of growing human organs
  • Science
  • 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Politics

EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff

EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staffThe Trump administration is scrutinizing studies and data published by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency
  • Politics
  • 6 months ago
Nation

Apollo 1 capsule hatch shown 50 years after fatal fire

Apollo 1 capsule hatch shown 50 years after fatal fireA relic from America’s first space tragedy is finally going on display this week
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  • 6 months ago
World

Strange ‘fairy circles’ explained by math, termites

Strange ‘fairy circles’ explained by math, termitesParanormal powers like fairies and even dragon breath have been credited with creating them.
  • World
  • 6 months ago
Science

Instead of chasing storms, ice researchers create them

Instead of chasing storms, ice researchers create themA team of scientists are studying the effects of ice on northern forests
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  • 6 months ago
Science

NASA study paving way for human travel to Mars

NASA study paving way for human travel to MarsSix scientists will enter a geodesic dome Thursday for an eight-month stay to study human behavior in space exploration
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Wayne County

Wildlife Refuge visitor center honors John Dingell

Wildlife Refuge visitor center honors John DingellFor six decades former congressman championed conservation causes and legislation
  • Wayne County
  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Science

Spacewalking astronauts upgrade lab’s power grid

Spacewalking astronauts upgrade lab’s power gridThe International Space Station’s solar power grid got three more top-of-the-line batteries Friday
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  • 6 months, 1 week ago
Science

Scientists hear voice of ancient humans in baboon calls

Scientists hear voice of ancient humans in baboon callsBaboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51B years old

Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51B years oldIt turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

Study: Tree species in decline due to climate warming

Study: Tree species in decline due to climate warmingYellow cedar already is under consideration for federal listing as a threatened or endangered species
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

Brain changes seen in pregnancy, study finds

Brain changes seen in pregnancy, study findsWhen researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
Health

Wayne State cell research may lower risk of early birth

Wayne State cell research may lower risk of early birthFindings target ability of B cells to protect fetuses from infection, a common trigger of preterm deliveries
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  • 7 months ago
Science

Report: Our moon may have formed from many small ones

Report: Our moon may have formed from many small onesA series of cosmic collisions may have spawned multiple moonlets that morphed into the one we know today
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  • 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

SpaceX plans return to flight after explosion

SpaceX plans return to flight after explosionThe announcement of a launch date means that the FAA has accepted SpaceX’s report regarding the Sept. 1 mishap
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  • 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Michigan

Traverse City seeks to operate with renewable energy

Traverse City seeks to operate with renewable energyCommissioners adopted a resolution committing the city to source all of the energy for its operations from renewables
  • Michigan
  • 7 months ago
Science

Ice hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

Ice hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet CeresOf the 600 craters on Ceres that never receive sunlight, researchers identified 10 places with ice
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
Science

NASA launches 8 satellites for hurricane forecasting

NASA launches 8 satellites for hurricane forecastingNASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
Science

UK OKs techniques to make babies from DNA of 3 people

UK OKs techniques to make babies from DNA of 3 peopleThe techniques would be used to prevent a small number of children from inheriting potentially fatal diseases
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
Science

Ancient human ancestor was one tall guy, footprints say

Ancient human ancestor was one tall guy, footprints sayThe 13 footprints are impressions left in volcanic ash that later hardened into rock, excavated last year in Tanzania
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  • 7 months, 1 week ago
Science

Geminids meteor shower peaks Tuesday amid full moon

Geminids meteor shower peaks Tuesday amid full moonNASA says the Geminids are one of the best and most reliable meteor showers
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station

Japan launches much-needed supplies to space stationA Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

Giraffes put on extinction watch list

Giraffes put on extinction watch listThe giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say
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  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Technology

R.I. School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit

R.I. School of Design works with NASA on Mars suitThe new suit, unveiled Monday in Providence, is expected to be tested during the next Mars simulation mission in 2017
  • Technology
  • 7 months, 2 weeks ago
World

Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks spawning more twisters

Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks spawning more twistersThe most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

‘Magic mushroom’ may ease anxiety, depression

‘Magic mushroom’ may ease anxiety, depressionThe psychedelic drug can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, says two studies
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Warming to trigger 3 times as many downpours in U.S.
Scientists have long pointed out that man-made climate change will increase the frequency of extreme downpours

Warming to trigger 3 times as many downpours in U.S.Scientists have long pointed out that man-made climate change will increase the frequency of extreme downpours
  • Environment
  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Health

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in S. Africa

Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in S. AfricaIt’s the first study of its kind begun in seven years, and even moderate success could prove important
  • Health
  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Science

Icy basin in Pluto’s heart may be natural sinkhole

Icy basin in Pluto’s heart may be natural sinkholeA study suggests the basin may have resulted from the weight of surface ice
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Nation

Modified plants offer food for thought

Modified plants offer food for thoughtGenetically modifying part of the protective system allowed scientists to boost leaf growth 14-20% in tobacco plants
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  • 8 months ago
Science

NASA spacecraft embarks on ring-skimming Saturn mission

NASA spacecraft embarks on ring-skimming Saturn missionNASA’s Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, has begun an unprecedented mission to skim the planet’s rings
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Science

NASA astronaut to become oldest woman in space

NASA astronaut to become oldest woman in spacePeggy Whitson will be 56 when she rockets off the planet Thursday
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  • 8 months, 1 week ago
Science

Alaska biologists research mystery of declining caribou

Alaska biologists research mystery of declining caribouThe size of a large caribou herd in Alaska’s Arctic region has dropped by more 50 percent over the last three years
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  • 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Science

Pluto’s frozen heart may hide slushy underground ocean

Pluto’s frozen heart may hide slushy underground oceanScientists said Pluto may have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo moon Charon
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  • 8 months, 1 week ago
Nation

U.S. OKs 2 types of genetically engineered potatoes

U.S. OKs 2 types of genetically engineered potatoesThe approval covers Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.’s Ranger Russet and Atlantic varieties of it’s Innate potatoes
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
World

Biggest, brightest supermoon in nearly 70 years

Biggest, brightest supermoon in nearly 70 yearsBiggest, brightest supermoon in nearly 70 years
  • World
  • 8 months, 1 week ago
Politics

‘I voted from space’: American astronaut casts ballot

‘I voted from space’: American astronaut casts ballotThe lone American off the planet has cast his vote from space, keeping with NASA’s motto of “Vote while you float”
  • Politics
  • 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Science

Study: Drilling may have caused deadly ’33 Calif. quake

Study: Drilling may have caused deadly ’33 Calif. quakeNew research suggests oil drilling decades ago may have triggered earthquakes in the Los Angeles region
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  • 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Science

SpaceX’s Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize Mars

SpaceX’s Elon Musk elaborates on plan to colonize MarsMusk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet “Battlestar Galactica” style
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  • 9 months ago
Science

Study finds little lies lead to bigger ones

Study finds little lies lead to bigger onesOur brains adapt to escalating dishonesty, which makes deceit easier, a new study shows
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  • 9 months ago
Science

Virus linked to Alaska birds with deformed beaks

Virus linked to Alaska birds with deformed beaksBirds affected by avian keratin disorder grow beaks that are freakishly long and sometimes curve up or down
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  • 9 months ago
Science

European Space Agency says Mars probe may have exploded

European Space Agency says Mars probe may have explodedThe probe was meant to test technology for a more ambitious European Mars landing in 2020
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  • 9 months ago
Michigan

UM discovery DeeDee may be newest dwarf planet

UM discovery DeeDee may be newest dwarf planetThe object — named 2014 2014 UZ224 — is poised to join five other dwarf planets in the solar system
  • Michigan
  • 9 months, 1 week ago
Science

Man beats odds of catching blue lobster

Man beats odds of catching blue lobsterThe oft-cited odds of catching a blue lobster are 1 in 2 million. But no one knows for sure
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  • 5 days, 23 hours ago
Science

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets cancer

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancerWhatever the tumor, the more gene mutations lurking inside, the better chance your immune system has to fight back
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  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Science

Physicists find new particle with double dose of charm

Physicists find new particle with a double dose of charmPhysicists announced Thursday the fleeting discovery of a long theorized but never-before-seen type of baryon
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Science

Scientists alarmed by 6 right whales deaths in Canada

Scientists alarmed by 6 right whales deaths in CanadaNorth Atlantic right whales are among the most endangered large mammals on Earth, with only about 500 still alive
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago