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Ambitious New Plan to Save Atlantic Salmon Has Big Price Tag

Ambitious New Plan to Save Atlantic Salmon Has Big Price Tag

By Patrick Whittle | Feb 18
The federal government outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations.

Pompeii Dig Uncovers Narcissus Fresco in Ancient Atrium

Pompeii Dig Uncovers Narcissus Fresco in Ancient Atrium

Feb 18
Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection.

Semenya Arrives for Landmark Case at Swiss Sports Tribunal

Semenya Arrives for Landmark Case at Swiss Sports Tribunal

Feb 18
Caster Semenya arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday for a hearing in a landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics.

Year in Space Puts U.S. Astronaut's Disease Defenses on Alert

Year in Space Puts U.S. Astronaut's Disease Defenses on Alert

Feb 17
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

Vessel Discovers Wreck of World War II Carrier Hornet

Vessel Discovers Wreck of World War II Carrier Hornet

Feb 17
A research vessel funded by the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of an American aircraft carrier sunk in the South Pacific during World War II.

Why It's So Difficult for Scientists to Predict the Next Outbreak of A Dangerous Disease

Why It's So Difficult for Scientists to Predict the Next Outbreak of A Dangerous Disease

By C. Brandon Ogbunu | Feb 17
In January, the World Economic Forum called pandemics one of the greatest risks to business and human life.

El Nino is Back but It's Late, Weak and Probably No Big Deal

El Nino is Back but It's Late, Weak and Probably No Big Deal

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 17
An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, U.S. forecasters said.

U.S. Weeks Ways to Recycle Lithium Batteries in Cars, Phones

U.S. Weeks Ways to Recycle Lithium Batteries in Cars, Phones

By Tammy Webber | Feb 17
The U.S. government will lead an ambitious effort to develop technologies to recycle lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles, cellphones and other sources to ensure a reliable and affordable supply of metals crucial to battery production.

Space Junk Harpooned Like Whale in Orbit-Cleanup Test

Space Junk Harpooned Like Whale in Orbit-Cleanup Test

By Marcia Dunn | Feb 16
A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale. The British-led experiment is part of an effort to clean up debris in orbit, hundreds of miles above Earth.

Researchers Find Clues That Depression May Speed Brain Aging

Researchers Find Clues That Depression May Speed Brain Aging

By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 16
Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues.

AP PHOTOS: Scientists Fine-Tune Method to Save Rhinos

AP PHOTOS: Scientists Fine-Tune Method to Save Rhinos

By Petr David Josek | Feb 16
Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction.

Cleaning Routine Shows Promise in Curbing Superbug Infection

Cleaning Routine Shows Promise in Curbing Superbug Infection

By Marilynn Marchione | Feb 16
Hospitalized patients who harbor certain superbugs can cut their risk of developing full-blown infections if they swab medicated goo in their nose and use special soap and mouthwash for six months after going home, a study found.

Heading South: Warming to Change How U.S. Cities Feel in 2080

Heading South: Warming to Change How U.S. Cities Feel in 2080

By Seth Borenstein | Feb 15
The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds.

Study: Ancient European Stone Monuments Spread from Brittany

Study: Ancient European Stone Monuments Spread from Brittany

Feb 15
A new study suggests the practice of building huge stone monuments spread throughout ancient Europe from northwestern France.

North Korea Exploring Sanctions-Proof Energy Technologies

North Korea Exploring Sanctions-Proof Energy Technologies

By Eric Talmadge | Feb 15
Power-strapped North Korea is exploring two ambitious alternative energy sources — tidal power and coal-based synthetic fuels — that could greatly improve living standards and reduce its reliance on oil imports and vulnerability to sanctions.

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