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Sunday, September 20, 2015
A powerful earthquake strikes off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Within seconds, radio transmissions, megaphones and smartphone apps blare warnings to the capital's 20 million people before the ground shakes.
A top iPhone ad-blocking application was pulled from the App Store on Friday by its creator, amid a surge in interest in new programs to thwart marketing messages.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Supplier Orbital faces risks in resuming space runs: NASA
One of NASA's two commercial suppliers, Virginia-based Orbital, faces an uphill struggle in resuming deliveries to the International Space Station, according to a U.S. government report issued Thursday.
French startup claims breakthrough development of in-vitro human sperm
A French startup working with a top government lab said it has developed in-vitro human sperm, claiming a breakthrough in infertility treatment sought for more than a decade.
A tiny invisibility cloak has been invented by U.S. scientists who are edging ever-closer to a real version of what has until now been a staple of science fiction, researchers said Thursday.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
US astronaut misses fresh air halfway through mission
Halfway into a year in space -- the longest ever attempted at the International Space Station -- American astronaut Scott Kelly said Monday he misses fresh air but is adapting well.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Americans' knowledge of basic scientific facts is just average, says a poll out Thursday that also revealed differences by education level, gender, race and age.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Epileptic girl overcomes Mexico cannabis ban
An eight-year-old girl who endures 400 daily epileptic seizures will become Mexico's first authorized consumer of medical cannabis after the government granted her Tuesday an exemption to its marijuana ban.
When sperm whales click, is it a sign of culture?
Sperm whales create social cliques based on a shared dialect of vocal clicks, evidence that humans are not alone in having culture, according to research published Tuesday.
Approximately half of the U.S. adult population has diabetes or is prediabetic, although prevalence of the disease appears to be leveling off after decades of increase, researchers said Tuesday.
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