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Despite Conflicts, Mideast Research Center to Launch in Fall

Despite Conflicts, Mideast Research Center to Launch in Fall

By Karin Laub | Jun 15
A top-notch research center that brought together Iran, Israel and other Mideast antagonists is launching operations this fall in hopes of boosting scientific discovery with the help of a powerful microscope and opening a window to a better future.

New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood into Living Drugs

New Frontier in Cancer Care: Turning Blood into Living Drugs

By Lauran Neergaard | Jun 14
Immune therapy is the hottest trend in cancer care and this is its next frontier - creating "living drugs" that grow inside the body into an army that seeks and destroys tumors.

Climate Change Raises New Risk: Are Inland Bridges Too Low?

Climate Change Raises New Risk: Are Inland Bridges Too Low?

By Scott McFetridge | Jun 12
Many of the nation's river communities are responding to climate change by raising or replacing bridges that suddenly seem too low to stay safely above water.

NASA and SpaceX Competition?

NASA and SpaceX Competition?

Jun 12
The newest class of American astronauts will train for two years before qualifying for space travel. That could include missions aboard commercially-built spacecraft from private companies like SpaceX.

This Is Us: Earliest Fossils of Our Species Found in Morocco

This Is Us: Earliest Fossils of Our Species Found in Morocco

By Malcolm Ritter | Jun 11
How long has our species been around? New fossils are pushing the evidence back by about 100,000 years.

Gorilla Doctors

Jun 8
When the first Gorilla Doctor began helping mountain gorillas, the species was almost extinct. Today, they're the only population of great apes that's growing.

Scientist: Baby Lobster Count Drops Off U.S. Coast, Canada

Scientist: Baby Lobster Count Drops Off U.S. Coast, Canada

Jun 8
A University of Maine marine scientist says the number of young lobsters is declining in the Gulf of Maine despite years of record-breaking harvests.

A First: All Respond to Gene Therapy in A Blood Cancer Study

A First: All Respond to Gene Therapy in A Blood Cancer Study

By Mariynn Marchione | Jun 8
Doctors are reporting unprecedented success from a new cell and gene therapy for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that's on the rise.

Wasted Green Power Tests China's Energy Leadership

Wasted Green Power Tests China's Energy Leadership

By Matthew Brown | Jun 7
China's scramble to curb pollution has made it the world leader in renewable energy development, yet increasing amounts of that green power have gone unused.

World Leaders Say Climate Change Deal Can't be Renegotiated

World Leaders Say Climate Change Deal Can't be Renegotiated

By Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans | Jun 1
Top European leaders pledged Thursday to keep fighting against global warming as U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the Paris climate accord, they but rejected his suggestion that the deal could later be renegotiated.

Trump Pulling US From Global Climate Pact, Dismaying Allies

Trump Pulling US From Global Climate Pact, Dismaying Allies

By Jill Colvin and Julie Pace | Jun 1
President Donald Trump declared he was withdrawing the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad.

Veteran with Severe Leg Injuries Undergoes Advanced Amputation

Veteran with Severe Leg Injuries Undergoes Advanced Amputation

Jun 1
Brandon Korona is the first veteran and only the second patient to undergo an experimental amputation surgery aimed at connecting his stump to a new generation of smart prosthetics.

Priorities of Coral and Coal Clash in Aussie Sunshine State

Priorities of Coral and Coal Clash in Aussie Sunshine State

By Rod McGuirk | Jun 1
As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world's biggest coal mines nearby.

NASA's Plan for Historic Trip to Sun's Atmosphere

NASA's Plan for Historic Trip to Sun's Atmosphere

Jun 1
The Solar Probe Plus is scheduled to launch in the summer of 2018 and will orbit within four million miles of the sun's surface.

Gay Vulture Dads Hatch Chick at a Zoo in Amsterdam

Gay Vulture Dads Hatch Chick at a Zoo in Amsterdam

May 31
Two male griffon vultures in a long-standing relationship have successfully hatched an abandoned egg at an Amsterdam zoo.

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