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Mountain gorilla population ticks up

Mountain gorilla population ticks upAfter facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding
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Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has declared gene editing a needed breakthrough to improve food production
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Lost ancient city of Tenea in Greece located

Lost ancient city of Tenea in Greece locatedArchaeologists have located the first tangible remains of the city was first settled by Trojan war captives
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This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update

This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an updateThe way scientists define the exact mass of a kilogram is about to change
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Experts: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad managementForest management did not play a major role in California’s wildfires, despite Trump’s claims, scientists say
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Appendix removal linked to lower Parkinson’s risk

Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson’sPeople who had their appendix removed early in life had lower risk of getting the brain disease decades later.
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How old is cacao? New research pushes back date

How old is cacao? New research pushes back dateTests indicate traces of cacao on artifacts from a South American archeologic site estimated to be 5,400 years old
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Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as ‘very high threat’

Government ranks 18 US volcanoes as ‘very high threat’The U.S. Geological Survey is updating its volcano threat assessments for the first time since 2005
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Health

Marijuana's health risks, benefits still hazy

Pot’s health risks, benefits still hazyBarriers to marijuana research keep scientists in the dark on health effects
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Health

Barriers to marijuana research keep scientists in the dark on health effects

Federal rules restrict research on marijuanaFederal rules present daunting obstacle to would-be cannabis researchers
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Science

Making water from air wins couple $1.5M XPrize

Making water from air wins couple $1.5M XPrizeA couple developed a system that uses shipping containers, wood chips and other detritus to produce water
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Martian water could have enough oxygen to support life

Martian water could have enough oxygen to support lifeA new study suggests that salty water at or near the surface of the red planet could contain enough dissolved O2.
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Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for journey to Mercury
Twin probes will be headed to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for journey to MercuryTwin probes will be headed to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun
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Oldest fossils on Earth might just be rocks

Oldest fossils on Earth might just be rocksA team of scientists found odd structures in Greenland that they said were 3.7 billion years old
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NASA astronaut describes close call after failed launch

NASA astronaut describes close call after failed launch“We knew that if we wanted to be successful, we needed to stay calm . . .,” Air Force Col. Nick Hague Hague said.
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NASA X-ray Space Telescope back online after shutdown

NASA X-ray Space Telescope back online after brief shutdownNASA said Monday that the Chandra X-ray Observatory came back online Friday
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In posthumous message, Hawking says science threatened

In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threatHawking spoke from beyond the grave Monday to warn that science and education are under threat around the world
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Another NASA space telescope shuts down in orbit

Another space telescope shuts down in orbitNASA says it’s coincidental both went “asleep” within a week of one another
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US, Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

Astronauts land safely after rocket failureTwo astronauts are safe after an emergency landing Thursday after a booster rocket failed
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Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying people

Study: DNA websites cast broad net for identifying peopleAbout 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they’ve never made their own genetic information available
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World

For sale to the highest bidder: A 12-pound chunk of the moon

12-pound moon chunk up for auctionAnyone who can’t make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth
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Astronaut from Michigan returns to Earth after 197-day expedition

Mich. astronaut returns to Earth after expedition3 astronauts land safely in Kazakhstan; among them is Lake Orion native Cmdr. Drew Feustel
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NASA head: Cause of space station hole to be determined

NASA head: Cause of space station hole to be determinedThe hole that appeared in a Russian Soyuz capsule docked to the ISS caused a brief loss of air pressure in August
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Michigan

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100KA Michigan man recently learned that a rock he’s been using as a doorstop is a meteorite worth $100,000
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Debut of SpaceX, Boeing crew capsules off until 2019

Debut of SpaceX, Boeing crew capsules off until 2019NASA stresses these latest launch dates are subject to still more change
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Dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond Pluto
Goblin’s orbit is extremely elongated – so stretched out, in fact, that it takes 40,000 years for it to circle the sun.

Dwarf planet, named Goblin, found well beyond PlutoGoblin’s orbit is extremely elongated – so stretched out, in fact, that it takes 40,000 years for it to circle the sun.
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Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed take steps

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed take steps3 patients are taking steps under their own power based on Nature Medicine and New England Journal of Medicine reports.
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