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Farm Animals May Soon Get New Features Through Gene Editing

Farm Animals May Soon Get New Features Through Gene Editing

By Candice Choi | Nov 16
Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab.

Take A Weight Off: 'Grand K' Kilo Being Retired

Take A Weight Off: 'Grand K' Kilo Being Retired

By John Leicester | Nov 16
Humankind is about to sever one of the links between its present and its past. The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.

Next Generation of Biotech Food Heading for Grocery Stores

Next Generation of Biotech Food Heading for Grocery Stores

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 15
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 14
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.

Egypt's Newly Discovered Tombs Hold Mummies, Animal Statues

Egypt's Newly Discovered Tombs Hold Mummies, Animal Statues

Nov 13
A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.

Next U.S. Astronaut on Russian Rocket Confident After Mishaps

Next U.S. Astronaut on Russian Rocket Confident After Mishaps

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 13
A U.S. astronaut said Friday she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps.

Scientists: Wind, Drought Worsen Fires, Not Bad Management

Scientists: Wind, Drought Worsen Fires, Not Bad Management

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 13
Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's claims, fire scientists say.

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 12
Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D.

Warming Hurting Shellfish, Aiding Predators, Ruining Habitat

Warming Hurting Shellfish, Aiding Predators, Ruining Habitat

By Patrick Whittle | Nov 12
Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists.

Exhibit Offers Portraits of Mummified Ancient Egyptians

Exhibit Offers Portraits of Mummified Ancient Egyptians

Nov 11
A team of researchers is giving the world a chance to see the faces of two Egyptian women who walked the earth about 2,300 years ago.

Bolivian Observatory Collects Data As Glaciers Melt

Bolivian Observatory Collects Data As Glaciers Melt

By Carlos Valdez | Nov 10
The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world's highest atmospheric observatory.

Red Bull Drawn in Indonesian Cave Dated to 40,000 Years Ago

Red Bull Drawn in Indonesian Cave Dated to 40,000 Years Ago

By Christina Larson | Nov 10
Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: A red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave. The sketch is at least 40,000 years old.

Live-Streaming A Marshland for Fun - and Science

Live-Streaming A Marshland for Fun - and Science

By Matt O'Brien | Nov 9
If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway - because researchers have hidden dozens of wireless sensor nodes, microphones and cameras among the cattails and cedars.

NASA Conducts Quiet Sonic Boom Tests Near Texas Gulf Coast

NASA Conducts Quiet Sonic Boom Tests Near Texas Gulf Coast

Nov 8
NASA is monitoring how residents near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could reduce commercial flight times by half.

Group Calls to Suspend Boat Tours of Endangered Orcas

Group Calls to Suspend Boat Tours of Endangered Orcas

By Phuong Le | Nov 8
A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population that is at its lowest in over 30 years.

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