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Google working on pill to detect cancer

Google working on pill to detect cancer

Google X, the experimental wing of the tech conglomerate, is trying to build a pill that can detect cancer in its earliest stages.
Brooks Hays
Asian fungus threatens Western salamanders

Asian fungus threatens Western salamanders

A new type of chytrid fungus is threatening native salamander species in Europe and could threaten species in America.
Brooks Hays
Study: Mom's socioeconomic background predicts baby's diet

Study: Mom's socioeconomic background predicts baby's diet

Researchers at the University of Buffalo found much a baby's diet is dependent on the socioeconomic background of his or her mother.
Brooks Hays
Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain

Psychedelic mushrooms enable a hyperconnected brain

Psilocybin, a new study suggests, works at least some of its magic by disrupting the brain's normal communications network, enabling new and odd connections.
Brooks Hays
Why NASA is watching Ebola

Why NASA is watching Ebola

Could Martian bacteria become a public health menace? Could alien organisms become environmental hazards? Yes and no, experts say.
Brooks Hays
NASA locates resting place of late LADEE probe

NASA locates resting place of late LADEE probe

Earlier this week, NASA's veteran lunar probe, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, spotted LADEE's final resting place.
Brooks Hays
New frog species found in New York City

New frog species found in New York City

Researchers recently located a new species of frog -- a type of leopard frog called {i:Rana kauffeldi}, named for the famed herpetologist Carl Kauffeld.
Brooks Hays
Crash-test dummies gain weight to save lives

Crash-test dummies gain weight to save lives

Car safety is a weighty problem, so crash-test dummies are packing on pounds to help protect heavier Americans in automobile crashes.
Mary Papenfuss
Scientists generate human stomach tissue using stem cells

Scientists generate human stomach tissue using stem cells

In a study published this week in the journal Nature, scientists say they were able to successfully construct miniature human stomachs using stem cells.
Brooks Hays
The politics of disgust: Reactions of shock predict voting habits

The politics of disgust: Reactions of shock predict voting habits

A new study suggests how a person reacts to a single disgusting image can reveal the person's political leanings, either liberal or conservative.
Brooks Hays
FWS proposes protections for four new freshwater turtle species

FWS proposes protections for four new freshwater turtle species

The Fish and Wildlife Service wants four native freshwater turtle species to be better protected by the rules of an international treaty known as CITES.
Brooks Hays
Well-preserved baby woolly mammoth carcass on display in Moscow

Well-preserved baby woolly mammoth carcass on display in Moscow

The incredibly well-preserved carcass of a baby woolly mammoth recently went on display in Moscow, and it is already drawing crowds.
Brooks Hays
Russian space station resupply rocket launches, doesn't explode

Russian space station resupply rocket launches, doesn't explode

The Russian space agency made things look embarrassingly easy, successfully launching resupply ship to the ISS a day after a launchpad explosion in the U.S.
Brooks Hays
Hubble telescope caught in staring contest with Jupiter

Hubble telescope caught in staring contest with Jupiter

The Hubble telescope found itself in a staring contest after a moon's shadow created a pupil in eye of Jupiter's iconic storm, the Great Red Spot.
Brooks Hays
Giant tortoises making a comeback on Galapagos Islands

Giant tortoises making a comeback on Galapagos Islands

Forty years ago, the giant tortoises of the Galapagos Islands were near extinction, but the massive land-dwelling turtle is once again thriving.
Brooks Hays
Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?

Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a proposal that would see Africa's lion included on the endangered species list.
Brooks Hays
Weather Channel co-founder blasts global warming theorists on Fox

Weather Channel co-founder blasts global warming theorists on Fox

Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman joined Fox News host Megyn Kelly to voice his disdain for the current state of climate science.
Brooks Hays
Ancient virus resurrected from caribou poo

Ancient virus resurrected from caribou poo

Frozen caribou feces collected from the Selwyn mountains of Canada's Yukon and Northern Territories contained only fragments of its depositor's DNA.
Brooks Hays
Ebola likely more than 20 million years old

Ebola likely more than 20 million years old

Filoviruses, the virus family of which Ebola is a member, appeared between 16 and 23 million years ago, researchers from the University of Buffalo say.
Brooks Hays
Space station resupply launch delayed by drifting boat

Space station resupply launch delayed by drifting boat

A space station resupply rocket had to postpone its launch Monday after a boat drifted into the launch zone downrange.
Brooks Hays
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