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  • Yale student scientists have designs on the future

    They've gotten the A-OK from NASA, so two recent Yale University graduates are busy building an asteroid rock chipper. They're among 11 students and graduates taking part in the third annual Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design summer...
  • Kansas biologists go on a wild goose chase, for science

    Old 1168-07910, as she's now known, was not happy. She'd come to a corner of Riverside Park at the promise of some corn and within minutes was packed tightly in a mesh pen with about 80 of her kind. Human hands came from all directions. White goose...
  • Smithsonian to improve ethics policies on research funding

    After revelations that a scientist failed to disclose his funding sources for climate change research, the Smithsonian Institution said Friday it is improving its ethics and disclosure policies to avoid conflicts of interest. The museum and research...
  • Scripps awarded grant for diabetes research

    Scripps awarded grant for diabetes research
    Scripps Florida scientists have been awarded $3.5 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health for diabetes research. The Jupiter-based research institute will use the five-year...
  • Cancer In The Family: Downey Sisters Raise Risk Awareness

    For generations, women in the Downey family have been stalked by a killer; but now, thanks to the work of medical detectives, they're fighting back. The killer, according to Katherine Downey Berges of Branford, is cancer. Breast cancer killed her...
  • Scientists see climate change in action in California wildflower fields

    Scientists see climate change in action in California wildflower fields
    Drier, sunnier winters are stressing California's wildflowers. These twin trends have conspired to reduce the diversity of wildflower species in a Northern California research meadow by 15% over 15 years, according to a study published this week in...
  • Study: Weather patterns that bring heatwaves happening more

    Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study finds. A team of climate scientists at Stanford University...
  • With $100 million donation, Sanford-Burnham changes name

    With $100 million donation, Sanford-Burnham changes name
    After receiving a $100 million gift from a San Diego philanthropist, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute is changing its name. The name change – to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute – comes with the donation from...
  • Wacky fossil worm reveals secret: Which end is which?

    A bizarre-looking fossil worm that's been a puzzle for scientists has given up a secret: Researchers now know which end is which. The giveaway was finding evidence of eyes and teeth in the black traces of carbon the creature left behind in ancient rock....
  • New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's

    New questions about why more women than men have Alzheimer's
    Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics?...
  • Feds paying for sewer analysis of pot usage in Washington

    The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research that could help answer some key questions about pot legalization, according to the...