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Attention Backcountry Skiers: Scientists Want Your Help

Attention Backcountry Skiers: Scientists Want Your Help

By Dan Joling | Jan 6
America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick.

Experts Try to Keep Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings from Fading

Experts Try to Keep Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings from Fading

By Morgan Lee | Dec 31
Chemical reactions are gradually darkening many of Georgia O'Keeffe's famously vibrant paintings, and art conservation experts are hoping new digital imaging tools can help them slow the damage.

In A Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine

In A Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 30
Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.

Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins U.S. Approval

Gene Therapy for Rare Form of Blindness Wins U.S. Approval

By Matthew Perrone | Dec 21
U.S. health officials on Tuesday approved the nation's first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness.

Under Trump, Climate Change Not a National Security Threat

Under Trump, Climate Change Not a National Security Threat

By Jill Colvin | Dec 21
President Donald Trump removed climate change from the list of worldwide threats menacing the United States on Monday, a shift that underscores the long-term ramifications of his "America first" world view.

From Poinsettias to Raw Cookie Dough: 5 Holiday Truths

From Poinsettias to Raw Cookie Dough: 5 Holiday Truths

By Lindsey Tanner | Dec 21
Are poinsettias really poisonous? Are snowflakes really pure as the driven snow? Does feasting really put on the pounds? Sure as sugarplums, myths and misconceptions pop up every holiday season. Here's what science says about some of them:

NASA Drops Replica Orion Spacecraft to Test Parachutes

NASA Drops Replica Orion Spacecraft to Test Parachutes

Dec 20
NASA on Friday successfully dropped a replica Orion spacecraft from an Air Force transport aircraft to a southwestern Arizona desert site to test the craft's ability to cope with a partial parachute failure.

Eighth Planet Found in Faraway Solar System, Matching Ours

Eighth Planet Found in Faraway Solar System, Matching Ours

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 16
A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery.

Merck and UNESCO Empower African Women and Youth in STEM

Merck and UNESCO Empower African Women and Youth in STEM

Dec 15
As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation held their "UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit."

ABIVAX to Present Report Called 'HIV Persistence During Therapy'

ABIVAX to Present Report Called 'HIV Persistence During Therapy'

Dec 14
ABIVAX will be presenting at the 8th International Conference on "HIV Persistence During Therapy". The conference will take place December 12-15 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay Resort in Miami, FL.

New Zealand Space Launch Scrubbed from Remote Launch Site

New Zealand Space Launch Scrubbed from Remote Launch Site

By Ray Lilley | Dec 14
A space launch was scrubbed Tuesday from a remote launch site in New Zealand after an engine glitch caused engineers to abort the flight.

Subway Scientist Seeks Fossils Under Los Angeles

Subway Scientist Seeks Fossils Under Los Angeles

Dec 13
The Los Angeles subway system is expanding and so too are the number of prehistoric fossils being recovered as crews dig beneath the city. Paleontologist Ashley Leger is on hand during the process to preserve fossils.

Worm Poop Means Fertilizer and Cash for Student Entrepreneur

Worm Poop Means Fertilizer and Cash for Student Entrepreneur

Dec 13
An entrepreneurial student who turns worm poop into organic fertilizer targeted for marijuana growers is generating buzz and earning accolades.

Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

Blood Test May Help Predict which Breast Cancers Will Recur

By Marilynn Marchione | Dec 10
A blood test five years after breast cancer treatment helped identify some women who were more likely to relapse, long before a lump or other signs appeared, a preliminary study found.

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

Veterinarians Seek Permission to Research Pot Meds for Pets

By Andrew Selsky | Dec 9
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBDs, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. But there's little data on whether they work, or if they have harmful side effects.

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