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SpaceX Capsule Suffers 'Anomaly,' Smoke Seen for Miles

SpaceX Capsule Suffers 'Anomaly,' Smoke Seen for Miles

Apr 21
Officials say SpaceX's new capsule for astronauts suffered an "anomaly" during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles.

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean Science Mission Reaches An End

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean Science Mission Reaches An End

By David Keyton | Apr 20
The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves.

Brain Scans Help Shed Light on the PTSD Brain, but They Cannot Diagnose PTSD

Brain Scans Help Shed Light on the PTSD Brain, but They Cannot Diagnose PTSD

By Arash Javanbakht | Apr 20
PTSD is common, affecting 8% of the U.S. population, up to 30% of the combat exposed veterans, and 30%-80% of refugees and victims of torture. Brain scans can help us understand how the brain is structurally affected, but is not diagnostic.

Americans' Energy Use Surges Despite Climate Change Concern

Americans' Energy Use Surges Despite Climate Change Concern

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein | Apr 20
Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says.

Forecasters Turn to Array of Technology to Fight Floodwaters

Forecasters Turn to Array of Technology to Fight Floodwaters

By Adrian Sainz and Jeff Martin | Apr 19
An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States.

Celeb or Stranger? Study Weighs Americans' Interest in Birds

Celeb or Stranger? Study Weighs Americans' Interest in Birds

By Malcolm Ritter | Apr 19
Whooping cranes, common ravens and peregrine falcons are among the celebrities of the sky in the eyes of Americans, even those who've never laid eyes them.

Study: Aegean Farmers Replaced Hunters of Ancient Britain

Study: Aegean Farmers Replaced Hunters of Ancient Britain

By Frank Jordans | Apr 18
A wave of migrants from what is now Greece and Turkey arrived in Britain some 6,000 years ago and virtually replaced the existing hunter-gatherer population, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature.

How Brain Scans Shed Light on PTSD

How Brain Scans Shed Light on PTSD

Apr 18
Can brain scans shed light on the complexities of post traumatic stress disorder?

Senior's Weakness for Scams May Be Warning Sign of Dementia

Senior's Weakness for Scams May Be Warning Sign of Dementia

By Lauran Neergaard | Apr 17
New research suggests seniors who aren't on guard against scams also might be at risk for eventually developing Alzheimer's disease.

Lead Kills 1st Yellowstone Golden Eagle Fitted with Tracker

Lead Kills 1st Yellowstone Golden Eagle Fitted with Tracker

By Mead Gruver | Apr 17
The first golden eagle in Yellowstone National Park fitted with a tracking device has died of lead poisoning, likely after consuming bullet fragments while scavenging the remains of an animal killed by a hunter, officials said Monday.

Nero's Opulent, Newly Restored Domus Transitoria Reopens

Nero's Opulent, Newly Restored Domus Transitoria Reopens

Apr 16
The first palace built by Rome's most notorious emperor, Nero, has reopened to the public after an extensive renovation.

Putin Vows to Pump More Cash into Russian Space Industries

Putin Vows to Pump More Cash into Russian Space Industries

Apr 16
President Vladimir Putin has promised to burnish Russia's space glory by providing more funds to develop cutting-edge rocket technologies.

Study Finds Diabetes Drug May Prevent, Slow Kidney Disease

Study Finds Diabetes Drug May Prevent, Slow Kidney Disease

By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 16
A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each year.

Israeli Nonprofit Vows New Moon Mission After 1st Crashes

Israeli Nonprofit Vows New Moon Mission After 1st Crashes

Apr 16
The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing has vowed to create a second mission to steer a privately funded spacecraft onto the moon.

Israeli Spacecraft Crashes in Attempt to Land on Moon

Israeli Spacecraft Crashes in Attempt to Land on Moon

By Isabel Debre | Apr 16
An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history Thursday as the first privately funded lunar landing.

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