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  • Mars rover finds key evidence for lake at landing site

    Mars rover finds key evidence for lake at landing site
    Billions of years ago, a lake once filled the 96-mile-wide crater being explored by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity, bolstering evidence that the planet most like Earth in the solar system was suitable for microbial life, scientists said on Monday....
  • Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto

    Hopkins scientists successfully wake up spacecraft bound for Pluto
    About 10 p.m. Saturday, Champagne bottles were popped and cake cut at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory when scientists received word from a spacecraft 3 billion miles away. They had successfully brought the New Horizons spacecraft out of...
  • Chesapeake Bay streams warming, study finds

    Chesapeake Bay streams warming, study finds
    Most streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming, an air-driven increase that could have significant impacts on the ailing estuary, a new study says. Evaluating 51 years' of data across most of the six-state bay watershed, scientists with the U.S....
  • We've been dranking...for a really long time

    We've been dranking...for a really long time
    Happy hour started way earlier than we thought. Roughly 10 million years ago -- long before humans began to store food harvested by agriculture, and long, long before they intentionally fermented food and made a delightfully relaxing ritual of consuming...
  • How I Made It: Arlene Blum

    How I Made It: Arlene Blum
    The gig: Arlene Blum is a California scientist, educator, author and an international mountain climber. Her work has helped eliminate dangerous fire retardants from children's pajamas and foam furniture. She has a doctorate in biophysical chemistry from...
  • NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto

     NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and cruising toward Pluto
    NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is awake and doing fine. The spacecraft bound for Pluto roused itself from its latest hibernation on Saturday at noon PST. One and a half hours later, it sent a radio signal to Earth to confirm it had successfully turned...
  • Researchers make progress in search for concussion blood test

    PHILADELPHIA For decades, researchers have been seeking a blood test that could diagnose a concussion and tell whether it is severe enough to cause lasting brain damage. In a big step toward that goal, University of Pennsylvania scientists have found...
  • Artificial turf debate: Is it safe for children?

    Artificial turf debate: Is it safe for children?
    On weekday evenings and weekend afternoons each fall, hundreds of high school athletes can be seen kicking up dust, dragging opponents to the ground and otherwise rolling around on athletic fields across the Lehigh Valley. In many of those stadiums...
  • Should you have health concerns when lighting a candle?

    Should you have health concerns when lighting a candle?
    If you're thinking about buying a candle this holiday season, you're not alone. Consumers spend more than $2 billion on candles annually, according to the National Candle Association — but before you put that gingerbread-scented paraffin candle in...
  • Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits

    Clever crows show some 'spooky' traits
    Crows are more clever than you might think. They use tools to get food, can plan ahead and even can remember human faces. Zoologists are always fascinated with complex behaviors shaped by evolution, such as nest building. But occasionally, they are...
  • Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease

    Scientific team sounds the alarm on sugar as a source of disease
    Is sugar making us sick? A team of scientists at the University of California in San Francisco believes so, and they're doing something about it. They launched an initiative to bring information on food and drink and added sugar to the public by...