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Robot Probes Show Japan Reactor Cleanup Worse Than Expected

Robot Probes Show Japan Reactor Cleanup Worse Than Expected

By Mari Yamaguchi | Feb 20
Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant's ongoing cleanup.

New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough to Keep Just the Bad Bugs

New Mosquito Trap Smart Enough to Keep Just the Bad Bugs

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 19
A smart trap for mosquitoes? A new high-tech version is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape - and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite.

Could Gene Editing Help Avoid Disease? Maybe

Could Gene Editing Help Avoid Disease? Maybe

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 18
A major new ethics report leaves open the possibility of one day altering human heredity to fight genetic diseases, with stringent oversight, using new tools that precisely edit genes inside living cells.

VR at Ancient Rome Palace

VR at Ancient Rome Palace

Feb 18
Cutting-edge technology is helping ancient Rome come back to life. Visitors at Domus Aurea can now use VR headsets to peek into the past.

Albania Promotes Its Underwater Archaeology, for Tourism

Albania Promotes Its Underwater Archaeology, for Tourism

By Llazar Semini | Feb 17
Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the discoveries.

India Launches More than 100 Satellites into Orbit

India Launches More than 100 Satellites into Orbit

Feb 16
India's space agency said it successfully launched more than 100 foreign nano satellites into orbit Wednesday aboard a single rocket.

Scientists Document Glaciers Melting in Antarctica

Scientists Document Glaciers Melting in Antarctica

Feb 15
A massive iceberg in Antarctica is poised to break away at a time of uncertainty over the U.S. government's policy toward climate change.

Scientists: TrueAllele Will Revolutionize Criminal Justice System

Scientists: TrueAllele Will Revolutionize Criminal Justice System

Feb 10
DNA expert Greg Hampikian and computer scientist Mark Perlin explain what TrueAllele is and how it set a precedent with the exoneration of Darryl Pinkins

European Space Agency to Help NASA Take Humans Beyond Moon

European Space Agency to Help NASA Take Humans Beyond Moon

Feb 10
The European Space Agency says it will contribute key components for a future NASA mission to take humans around the moon within the next few years.

GOP-Backed Measures Seek to Rein in Science Used at EPA

GOP-Backed Measures Seek to Rein in Science Used at EPA

By Michael Biesecker | Feb 10
Pondering new restrictions on how the Environmental Protection Agency can use scientific data, congressional Republicans are seeking advice from the chemical and fossil fuel industries.

Twins Separated at Birth

Twins Separated at Birth

Feb 9
Adopted twins who were born in China but grew up in different cities or countries and were later reunited are being studied by researchers seeking answers to the age-old question of nature vs. nurture.

Genes May Help Grocery Tomatoes Catch Up to Heirloom Taste

Genes May Help Grocery Tomatoes Catch Up to Heirloom Taste

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 31
Bite into a supermarket tomato and you'll probably notice something missing: Taste. Scientists think they can put the yum back into the grocery tomato by tinkering with its genetic recipe.

Smog Pushes Beijing Residents to Innovate for the World

Smog Pushes Beijing Residents to Innovate for the World

By Louise Watt | Jan 29
Beijing residents concerned about breathing the capital's thick gray air are adapting, inventing and even creating businesses to protect the health of their families and others. Some of their efforts could help people around the world.

Special Toilet at U. Mich. Takes Aim at Urine-to-Fertilizer Technology

Special Toilet at U. Mich. Takes Aim at Urine-to-Fertilizer Technology

By Mike Householder | Jan 28
The Ann Arbor school announced Tuesday that it has installed a toilet and urinal in a campus engineering building that take aim at converting human urine into fertilizers.

Scientists Move Doomsday Clock 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight

Scientists Move Doomsday Clock 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight

Jan 27
The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to potential global catastrophe 30 seconds closer to midnight based on President Donald Trump's comments on nuclear weapons and climate change.

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