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Scientists Use River Model to Fight Erosion

Scientists Use River Model to Fight Erosion

Apr 18
Scientists working on ways to fight coastal land loss in Louisiana are using a $4 million model replica of the lower Mississippi River - to isolate the best areas to divert nutrient-rich river water and sediment into rapidly eroding marshes.

 Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review from U.S. Agency

Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Positive Review from U.S. Agency

By Matthew Perrone | Apr 18
U.S. health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the country.

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

Feds: Increase Medication-Based Treatment for Opioids

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Apr 16
Deep within President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid abuse, overshadowed by his call for the death penalty for some drug traffickers, is a push to expand the use of medication to treat addiction.

Archaeologists Uncover Silver Treasure on German Island

Archaeologists Uncover Silver Treasure on German Island

Apr 16
Archaeologists on the German Baltic island of Ruegen have uncovered hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets that are linked to the era of the Danish King Harald Gormsson.

NASA Tess Spacecraft to Prowl for Planets as Galactic Scout

NASA Tess Spacecraft to Prowl for Planets as Galactic Scout

By Marcia Dunn | Apr 15
The Tess spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest stars. These newfound worlds eventually will become prime targets for future telescopes looking to tease out any signs of life.

Study: Global Warming is Weakening Key Ocean Circulation

Study: Global Warming is Weakening Key Ocean Circulation

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 15
Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.

5 Years on, Marathon Bomb Survivors Inspire Medical Advances

5 Years on, Marathon Bomb Survivors Inspire Medical Advances

By Philip Marcelo | Apr 14
Since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack.

Europe Plans Remote Update to Keep Aging Mars Probe Stable

Europe Plans Remote Update to Keep Aging Mars Probe Stable

Apr 14
The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable.

Is Period Shaming Having an Effect on the Environment?

Is Period Shaming Having an Effect on the Environment?

Apr 11
New research reveals that ninety-seven percent of women are concerned about the environment, yet 85 percent choose an environmentally harmful method of tampon disposal.

Boss Buzzing You After Hours? NYC Might Let You Say Buzz Off

Boss Buzzing You After Hours? NYC Might Let You Say Buzz Off

By Deepti Hajela | Apr 7
A proposal would bar employers from requiring employees to respond to non-emergency emails, texts and other digital communications outside regular work hours.

As Whales Fade, Movement They Spawned Tries to Keep Up Hope

As Whales Fade, Movement They Spawned Tries to Keep Up Hope

By Patrick Whittle | Apr 6
Despite eight decades of conservation efforts, North Atlantic right whales are facing a new crisis. The threat of extinction within a generation looms, and the movement to preserve the whales is trying to come up with new solutions.

Scientists Harvest First Vegetables in Antarctic Greenhouse

Scientists Harvest First Vegetables in Antarctic Greenhouse

Apr 6
Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.

AP FACT CHECK: Science Contradicts EPA Warming Memo

AP FACT CHECK: Science Contradicts EPA Warming Memo

By Seth Borenstein and Michael Biesecker | Apr 2
Climate scientists say an internal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memo on how officials should talk to the public about global warming doesn't reflect reality.

Astronomers Baffled by Distant Galaxy Void of Dark Matter

Astronomers Baffled by Distant Galaxy Void of Dark Matter

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 1
It's a double cosmic conundrum: Lots of stuff that was already invisible has gone missing. Astronomers have found a distant galaxy where there is no dark matter.

Long-Maligned Mary Magdalene Now Seen as Stalwart Disciple

Long-Maligned Mary Magdalene Now Seen as Stalwart Disciple

By Alon Bernstein and Isaac Scharf | Apr 1
The major character in the life of Jesus was long maligned in the West and portrayed as a reformed former prostitute. But scholars have adopted a different approach more recently, viewing her as a strong, independent woman.

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