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Study Cited for Blaming Autism on TV Cartoon Does Not Exist

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 20
There is no Harvard study that says a British children's television cartoon causes autism, despite what a social media post claims.

Flu Shot Won't Make You Spread More Influenza

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 17
Getting the flu shot won't make you spread the disease more, doesn't weaken your immune system but it does offer some protection from getting infected, despite misleading claims on social media.

Scientists Find Massive Mayan Society Under Guatemala Jungle

Feb 6
Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala's Peten region.

Egypt Says 4,400-Year-Old Tomb Discovered Outside Cairo

By Menna Zaki | Feb 5
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb near the country's famed pyramids at the Giza plateau just outside Cairo, the Antiquities Ministry said Saturday.

AP FACT CHECK: Data Melt Trump's Cooling, Ice Claims

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 30
President Donald Trump's description of the climate on planet Earth doesn't quite match what data show and scientists say. And while a good chunk of the United States had a frigid snap recently, most of the rest of the world was far warmer than normal.

Scientists Successfully Clone Monkeys; Are Humans Up Next?

By Malcolm Ritter | Jan 28
For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important step closer to being able to do the same with humans.

EPA Official: Government Must Plan for Climate Change

By Michael Biesecker | Jan 21
A top manager who supervises the program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change.

Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 21
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

Christa McAuliffe's Lost Lessons Finally Taught in Space

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 21
Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to Christa McAuliffe by carrying out her science classes on the International Space Station.

Even Without El Nino Last Year, Earth Keeps on Warming

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
Scientists say last year showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they've seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.

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