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Cheese world fears crackdown on boards

NEW YORK (AP) ― Aging cheese on wood boards is a common practice among artisan cheesemakers at home and overseas. Now, some in the industry are worried regulators may crack down on it. In recent com...

Updated : 2014.06.12 20:25

Unmanned aerial vehicles are flying to the farm

MOULTRIE, Georgia (AP) ― Aerial drones, a technology perhaps best known for helping hunt terrorists on the other side of the globe, may soon begin helping U.S. farmers monitor what’s happening in the...

Updated : 2014.06.12 20:25

Stem cell scientists create ‘mini-retina’ in lab dish

PARIS (AFP) ― In another step towards reversing degenerative vision loss, scientists said Tuesday they had coaxed stem cells into growing into a tiny, light-sensing retina in a lab dish. The study i...

Updated : 2014.06.11 20:56

Study shows salting roads cuts short butterflies’ lives

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― Covering icy roads with salt can save the lives of human drivers, but U.S. researchers said the practice may be cutting butterfly lives short. Sodium chloride, the cheapest salt, ...

Updated : 2014.06.11 20:26

Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) ― In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains ...

Updated : 2014.06.10 20:31

Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) ― Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak a...

Updated : 2014.06.10 20:31

Collision likely formed the moon

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― German scientists said that moon samples collected during the 1960s and 1970s have shown new evidence that the moon formed when a young Earth collided with another celestial body....

Updated : 2014.06.09 20:31

Paraplegic in Iron Man bodysuit to open WC

SAO PAULO (AFP) ― The first kick at the World Cup opening ceremony will be made by a paraplegic wearing an Iron Man-like robotic bodysuit controlled by signals from the brain. Brazilian doctor Migue...

Updated : 2014.06.09 20:31

Company creates blanket for tornado protection

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ― An Oklahoma company has created a protective blanket that developers say could give children a better chance of surviving debris from a tornado ― or bullets from a 9 mm handgun. ...

Updated : 2014.06.09 20:31

Color-changing molecule can monitor drug dosages

PARIS (AFP) ― Scientists have created a molecule that glows red or blue depending on drug levels in blood ― the basis for a prospective home test to prevent patients accidentally overdosing, they rep...

Updated : 2014.06.09 20:31

Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year

TOKYO (AP) ― A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son’s...

Updated : 2014.06.08 20:51

NASA warned plan to send humans to Mars may fail

WASHINGTON (AFP) ― The U.S. space agency NASA has been warned that its mission to send humans to Mars will fail unless its revamps its methods and draws up a clear, well-planned strategy to conquer ...

Updated : 2014.06.08 20:51

Japanese scientist to retract stem-cell papers

TOKYO (AFP) ― A Japanese stem-cell scientist accused of fabricating research has agreed to retract papers published in the respected journal Nature, an official said Wednesday. Haruko Obokata, 30, w...

Updated : 2014.06.04 20:46

Making embryos from 3 people appears safe

LONDON (AP) ― Britain’s fertility regulator says controversial techniques to create embryos from the DNA of three people “do not appear to be unsafe” even though no one has ever received the treatmen...

Updated : 2014.06.04 20:46

Hatcheries able to disrupt steelhead navigation

GRANTS PASS, Oregon (AP) ― A new study suggests that steelhead trout can have trouble using the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate if they were raised in a hatchery, where the field can be distorted ...

Updated : 2014.06.04 20:46