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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
  • 11 months, 3 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
  • 11 months, 3 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
  • 11 months, 3 weeks 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
  • Nation
  • 11 months, 3 weeks 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
  • 11 months, 4 weeks 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
  • Science
  • 11 months, 3 weeks 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
  • Science
  • 12 months 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
  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year 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
  • 1 year 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month ago
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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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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
  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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
  • 1 year, 1 month 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
  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 1 month ago
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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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  • 1 year, 2 months 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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  • 1 year, 1 month 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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  • 1 year, 2 months 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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  • 1 year, 2 months ago
World

Biggest, brightest supermoon in nearly 70 years

Biggest, brightest supermoon in nearly 70 yearsBiggest, brightest supermoon in nearly 70 years
  • World
  • 1 year, 2 months 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
  • 1 year, 2 months 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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  • 1 year, 2 months 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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  • 1 year, 2 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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  • 1 year, 2 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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  • 1 year, 2 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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  • 1 year, 2 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
  • 1 year, 2 months ago
Nation

Legendary astronaut, moonwalker John Young has died

Astronaut, moonwalker John Young diesYoung was the only NASA astronaut to go into space as part of the Gemini, Apollo and space shuttle programs
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Technology

Scientists hope to add AI to robo-cat to help seniors

Scientists hope to add AI to robo-cat to help seniorsHasbro and university researchers get $1M to inject artificial intelligence to ‘Joy for All’ robotic cat
  • Technology
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
World

8th planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

8th planet found in faraway solar system, matching oursLike Earth, this new planet is the third rock from its sun. But it’s much closer to its sun — orbiting in just 14 days.
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  • 1 month ago
Science

Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to Earth

Space capsule with 3 astronauts returns to EarthThree astronauts on Thursday landed back on Earth after nearly six months aboard the International Space Station
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  • 1 month ago