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Male Birth Control Study Killed After Men Complain About Side Effects

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 3:37pm

Science has failed yet again to come with with hormonal birth control for men. The most recent study was stopped because the men weren't willing to put up with side effects like mood swings and acne.

Cuts In Texas Medicaid Hit Rural Kids With Disabilities Especially Hard

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 1:55pm

State lawmakers cut $350 million in Medicaid funding to early childhood intervention therapists last year to help pay for tax cuts. Now rural toddlers are finding it hard to get vital treatment.

Deforestation Opponents Enlist Powerful Ally: Big Food. But There's A Catch

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 12:34pm

Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. A global coalition of environmental groups is watching to see if the companies are keeping their promises.

Study: NFL Referees A Influenced By Coaches' And Players' Sideline Yelling

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 4:05am

A new study shows referees are much more likely to make calls that favor the team whose coaches and players are on the sideline closest to the potential penalty.

Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:02pm

Findings provide new evidence pushing back school start times, to let adolescents sleep and wake up when it's more natural, researchers say. It's going to bed late that creates problems.

Army Corps Of Engineers Considers Rerouting Dakota Access Pipeline

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 3:31pm

President Obama says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering rerouting the Dakota Access Pipeline to address Native American concerns.

Lessons From 2 War Zones Make A Difference In Medic Training

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 10:41am

Nearly every medic in the U.S. military is now trained in San Antonio. Shaped by combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, that training has evolved to improve care and save more lives.

New Report Suggests Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Plunged Into Sea

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 9:52am

A new analysis of debris found from the plane suggests it was not attempting an emergency landing.

Why Tobacco Companies Are Spending Millions To Boost A Cigarette Tax

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

The tobacco giant is supporting its first cigarette tax — 60 cents more per pack. But some health groups oppose Missouri's ballot measure, as do some education groups that would benefit from the tax.

Science Rewards Eureka Moments, Except When It Doesn't

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

An easier way to edit genes, called CRISPR-Cas9, is revolutionizing biomedical research. But as patents and big prizes hover, some contributors to the discovery aren't getting much credit.

CRISPR's Million-Dollar Question: Who Gets Credit For The Gene-Editing Discovery

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 4:03am

It has been called the biggest biotech breakthrough of our time. Now, patents and Nobel prizes loom, but many scientists in many labs contributed — some that continue to toil in obscurity.

Alaskan 'Ice Monster' Sparks Imaginations Online

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 11:45am

An employee with the Bureau of Land Management in Alaska took a video of undulating ice in the Chena River — and added a creepy soundtrack. Facebook users took care of the rest.

$151 Million Settlement Deal Reached Over West Virginia Water Poisoning

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 9:40am

A federal judge has tentatively signed off on the agreement between local residents and two companies over a 2014 chemical spill that contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.

How A Theory of Crime And Policing Was Born, And Went Terribly Wrong

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:00pm

Decades ago, researchers introduced a new theory of policing. It's called Broken Windows, and is seen by many as a cure-all for crime. But the idea is often used in ways its creators never intended.

Early 20th Century Earthquakes May Have Been Caused By Calif. Oil Boom

Mon, 10/31/2016 - 4:28pm

A new study suggests a handful of earthquakes in the 1920s and 1930s were associated with increasingly deep and frequent drilling for oil near Los Angeles. Since then, drilling practices have changed.

PHOTOS: Astronauts Touch Down After 115 Days In Space

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 1:28pm

A Russian Soyuz space capsule touched down in Kazakhstan on Sunday morning local time, delivering Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi safely back to Earth.

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

Sun, 10/30/2016 - 4:17am

A space rock zips by earth Sunday night. Astronomers know it doesn't pose a threat, in part thanks to a new automated warning program called Scout.

Technology May Rescue Male Baby Chicks From The Grinder

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 1:19pm

The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful – and to some, horrifying – practice: Slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.

Discovering The Science Secrets Of Sourdough (You Can Help)

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 10:25am

Many bakers treat their sourdough starters like a family heirloom. Some starters date back decades, even centuries. Now researchers want to analyze your starters to unlock their flavor secrets.

Nations Agree To Establish World's Largest Marine Reserve In Antarctica

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 6:49am

At 600,000 square miles, the sanctuary covers an area twice the size of Texas and is known as polar "Garden of Eden." This unanimous agreement is the result of years of negotiations.

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