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Opponents Celebrate Decision To Halt Construction Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:37pm

Pipeline opponents are celebrating Sunday's decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to not approve a key part of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protesters fear the decision will be reversed by the incoming Trump administration.

Standing Rock Leader Asks Those Who Are Not Sioux To Leave Pipeline Protest Area

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:26pm

A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said the "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.

Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 2:41pm

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a goldmine for its inventors. But it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue.

Why Is Brown Rice Sushi So Awful? Here's The Science

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 12:00pm

Sure, brown rice is better for you than refined white rice. But if you cringe when you see it on sushi, there's good reason behind that, and it's rooted in flavor science and biochemistry.

If You're Looking For Alien Life, How Will You Know If You've Found it?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:03am

Searching for alien life is harder than you might think, because whatever is out there might be really odd. So leading astrobiologists are meeting to advise NASA on how to go about looking for it.

Nestle Says It's Found A Way To Reduce Sugar In Chocolate By 40 Percent

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 7:41am

Nestles announces a scientific breakthrough that will allow it to greatly cut the amount of sugar in its chocolate without affecting the taste.

What It's Like To Handle The Nastiest Pathogens As Your Day Job

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 6:00am

To research mysterious and deadly diseases, a scientist puts on a plastic bodysuit and steps into a lab sealed off from the outside world.

After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Sun, 12/04/2016 - 4:50am

Recent scientific advances have offered some hopes of recovery to Florida's citrus industry, which has been declining over two decades due to a horrible bacterial disease called citrus greening.

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 4:05pm

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:39am

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.

The Electric Blue Polar Cloud Season Came Early This Year

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:05pm

Noctilucent clouds, high-altitude clouds that appear to glow in the sky at night, usually show up in the Southern Hemisphere summer. Satellite images showed them covering Antarctica in early November.

Americans Don't Trust Scientists' Take On Food, Politicians' Even Less

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:02pm

A new survey finds strong public support for organic food, and suspicion of GMOs — regardless of whether people vote Republican or Democratic. Also, people don't trust scientists much at all.

Tornado Outbreaks Are On The Rise, And Scientists Don't Know Why

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:14pm

A new study looks at clusters of tornadoes, like those that hit the Southeast this week. They are costly in lives and insurance payouts.

Climate Scientists Struggle To Identify Cause Of Bigger Tornado Clusters

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:14pm

Climate scientists say the conditions that might produce more or stronger tornadoes are spreading along with a warmer atmosphere. But there's no sign so far that this is happening. New research finds that when tornadoes occur in clusters, as they often do, those clusters contain more tornadoes than ever. And we're also seeing more clusters with especially powerful tornadoes.

Russian Supply Rocket Breaks Apart En Route To Space Station

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:04pm

The unmanned rocket stopped transmitting data about six minutes after it took off from Kazakhstan, and never made it to space. This is the third botched launch of a Russian spacecraft in two years.

Zap! Magnet Study Offers Fresh Insights Into How Memory Works

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 1:18pm

A magnetic pulse to a certain spot in the brain of healthy volunteers restored recently "forgotten" thoughts, researchers found. The study is shifting the understanding of short-term recall.

In California, Squid Is Big Business. But Good Luck Eating Local Calamari

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 10:42am

While the U.S. has a thriving squid industry, chances are the calamari you are eating made a 12,000-mile round trip before ending up on your dinner plate.

Buzz Aldrin Is Medically Evacuated From Antarctica

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:44am

The second man to walk on the moon fell ill during a trip to the South Pole and is being flown to New Zealand. Aldrin is 86 years old.

Lab-Grown Diamonds Come Into Their Own

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 9:36am

Commercial labs can now make the large, clear diamonds people prize for engagement rings and other jewelry in as little as 72 hours. How will this change the diamond industry?

North Korean Volcano Provides Rare Chance For Scientific Collaboration

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 4:04am

When the volcano started rumbling, North Korean researchers realized they didn't have the tools to predict if it might erupt. So they reached out to Western scientists for help.

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