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Dissolving Stent for Heart Arteries Passes First Large Test

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 13
A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.

Gene Editing: Research Spurs Debate Over Promise vs. Ethics

By Lauren Neergaard | Oct 12
It may sound sci-fi, but research into genome editing is booming. So is a debate about its boundaries, what's safe and what's ethical to try in the quest to fight disease.

Scientists: Major Coral Bleaching Crisis Spreads Worldwide

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 12
Triggered by global warming and the El Nino, record hot ocean water is causing fragile coral to go white and often die, threatening picturesque reefs that are hotspots of marine life, experts say.

ZomBee Watch Helps Scientists Track Honeybee Killer

By Michael Hill | Oct 11
Honeybees are being threatened by tiny flies that lead them to lurch and stagger around like zombies. The afflicted bees often make uncharacteristic night flights, sometimes buzzing around porch lights before dying.

Israeli Team Advances in Contest to Send Spacecraft to Moon

By Daniel Estrin | Oct 10
A team of Israeli engineers is the first to advance in an international competition sponsored by Google to send a privately-funded spacecraft to the moon, contest organizers announced Wednesday.

Scientists Claim They Found 'Gay' Gene Changes to Predict Sexuality

Oct 9
Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles, said they can determine someone's sexuality by looking at specific changes in genes.

Disaster Plan Developed in Case Fire Reaches Nuclear Waste

By Jim Salter | Oct 9
A 15-year-old Florida boy is recovering from burns after he asked a friend to ignite his clothes in a social media stunt called "the fire challenge."

US Experts Warn Plutonium Stocks Could Soar in East Asia

By Matthew Pennington and Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 8
Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.

Colorado Man Gets Probation in Fossil Importation Case

Oct 7
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Colorado man to one year of probation for understating the value of unspecified fossils imported from China to the United States.

Federal Investigators Hope to Find Cargo Ship's Recorder

By Curt Anderson and Jason Dearen | Oct 7
Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship.

Is Recycling A Waste?

Oct 7
Americans recycle nearly 90 million tons of trash a year, but it may not be worth the trouble.

Neutrino Research Nets Nobel Prize

By Karl Ritter and Malin Rising | Oct 7
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.

Earthquakes, Elections and More Dissected at New Yorker Fest

By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 6
The New Yorker festival, said Kathryn Schulz, is the "nerd holiday of New York City." But the festival also touches on the more urgent questions of the day, including the upcoming presidential election and the earthquake risk in the Pacific Northwest.

How to Prepare for Mars? NASA Consults Navy Sub Force

By Michael Melia | Oct 5
As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects that missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.

Strong Evidence Mars Has Streams of Salt Water in Summertime

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 28
Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime.

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