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What's Troubling Athletes Arriving in Rio? No 'Pokemon Go'

By Ryan Nakashima and Stephen Wade | Jul 30
So the plumbing and electricity in the athletes' village took several days to fix. Who cares? But no "Pokemon Go"? That's an outrage!

Washington Scientist Launches Effort to Digitize All Fish

By Phuong Le | Jul 30
The idea is to have one clearinghouse of CT scan data freely available to researchers anywhere to analyze the morphology, or structure, of particular species.

Common Pesticide Appears to Reduce Live Bee Sperm

By Seth Borenstein | Jul 30
A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.

Pokemon Go Creators Working to be 'Respectful' of Reality

By Derrick J. Lang | Jul 29
The location-aware game provides virtual rewards for players who visit real sites in the game. Several locations, such as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Arlington National Cemetery have asked to be removed from the game.

Cooking Oil, Graphene Among CO2 Capture Prize Entry Ideas

By Mead Gruver | Jul 29
Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both could be made from carbon dioxide emitted by coal- and gas-fired power plants.

Tesla Opens Gigafactory to Expand Battery Production, Sales

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jul 29
It's Tesla Motors' biggest bet yet: a massive, $5 billion factory in the Nevada desert that could nearly double the world's production of lithium-ion batteries.

Combating Teen Homelessness In NYC With Technology Top IT Experts Team Up to Educate Teens in Foster Care

By EDGE | Jul 28
Techie Youth Foundation provides free IT education to any youth of employable age in the foster-care system to help combat homelessness.

Solar Plane's Arrival Highlights UAE's Clean-Energy Push

By Adam Schreck | Jul 28
The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy.

Farewell to VCRs: Japanese Maker to Shelve Once-Hit Product

By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 28
A company spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, confirmed Monday that production will end sometime this month, although he would not give a date.

Hiroshima Unhappy Atomic-Bomb Park is 'Pokemon Go' Site

Jul 27
"Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.

U.S. Researcher: Young Shooters Tend to Research Role Models

By Colleen Barry | Jul 27
The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman's room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models.

New Tests Show No Pot Chemicals in Colorado Town's Water

By Steven K. Paulson | Jul 27
Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

Cologne Cathedral Hires Lawyer to Stop Pokeman Hunters

Jul 26
The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of "Pokemon Go" players invading Cologne Cathedral.

Solar Projects Can't Save the Forest for the Trees?

By Frank Eltman | Jul 26
Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant has stirred outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands.

Checklist of Possible Behavioral Warning Signs of Dementia

Jul 26
Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who's at risk.

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