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  • Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains

    Changes linked to Alzheimer's disease evident even in young brains
    Scientists know that Alzheimer’s disease gains a foothold in a patient’s brain years before he or she first stashes car keys in the freezer, or gets lost coming home from the store. But a new study suggests that the changes in the brain that...
  • What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains

    What are those bright spots? As Dawn nears Ceres, mystery remains
    As NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gets ready to enter orbit around Ceres -- the first dwarf planet  visited by a satellite -- mission scientists are using new images to try to understand strange and surprising features on its icy surface. Dawn will...
  • States work to protect electric grid

    WASHINGTON A huge solar superstorm fries hundreds of high-voltage transformers, shutting down the nation's electrical power grid. A hostile nation or a group of terrorists detonates a nuclear weapon above the U.S. atmosphere, raining gamma rays and...
  • Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate...
  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products. Dr. Robert Califf comes to...
  • NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres

    A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet. The Dawn craft will slip into orbit Friday around Ceres, a dwarf planet the size of Texas. Unlike robotic landings or other...
  • Scientists explain how climate change helps fuel California drought

    Scientists explain how climate change helps fuel California drought
    Climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California by causing warm periods and dry periods to overlap more often, according to a new study. Rising temperatures resulting from increased greenhouse gas emissions mean warm and dry...
  • Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'

    Dawn spacecraft set to 'make history'
    Once it enters orbit Friday, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is set to be the first to successfully visit a dwarf planet.  "Dawn is about to make history," Robert Mase, project manager for the Dawn mission at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in...
  • PNC Bank to cut financing of mountaintop removal coal companies

    PHILADELPHIA PNC Bank will substantially cut its financing of coal companies that practice mountaintop removal mining, according to a new policy included in a bank report released Monday. The move is seen as a victory by anti-coal activists as PNC...
  • Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test

    Intent on surviving another decade? Ace this test
    New research leaves little doubt about it: Fitness is powerful. A new study shows it's also a powerful predictor of whether an individual will live or die in the next decade. Put a person on a standard-issue treadmill, crank up the speed and the...
  • HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds

    HIV strain came from gorillas, study finds
    Western lowland gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the immunodeficiency virus that crossed into humans, a new study suggests. The category, called HIV-1 group O, has not been nearly as...