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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

People have more fear of male-named hurricanes

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria? People are slightly less likely to flee an oncoming storm with a feminine name than a masculine one, a new study find...

Updated : 2014.06.03 20:56

New screening system may help find Botox substitute

Local researchers said Monday they have developed a low-cost screening system that may potentially help discover natural substances that will work as a substitute for materials related to neurotransm...

Updated : 2014.06.02 21:04

NASA to test Mars parachute

LOS ANGELES (AP) ― The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on...

Updated : 2014.06.02 20:43

Smart World Cup teams tap science to beat heat

PARIS (AP) ― European teams say they are more prepared than ever for a hot and humid World Cup, training in saunas, planning to soak their jerseys in cold water before games and working with doctors ...

Updated : 2014.06.02 20:42

Cousteau plans 31-day underwater mission

ISLAMORADA, Florida (AP) ― Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather’s films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he’s adding to his family...

Updated : 2014.06.02 20:42

Israel solves water woes with desalination

SOREK, Israel (AP) ― After experiencing its driest winter on record, Israel is responding as never before ― by doing nothing. While previous droughts have been accompanied by impassioned public serv...

Updated : 2014.06.01 20:17

Drones become newest hurricane research tools

MIAMI (AP) ― The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane’s winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts ― but it’s nearly impossible for scientists to see. T...

Updated : 2014.05.28 20:43

Cell biology scientists share coveted Shaw Prize

HONG KONG (AFP) ― A Japanese scientist and a German-born biophysicist were on Tuesday named joint winners of the prestigious $1 million Shaw Prize for their pioneering research into molecular product...

Updated : 2014.05.28 20:43

U.N. says carbon levels hit new high

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have crossed a new threshold, the U.N.’s weather agency says, highlighting the urgency of curbing man-made, climate-altering greenhouse gases. In April, for...

Updated : 2014.05.27 20:59

Doctors design mini-dialysis machine for babies

LONDON (AP) ― Doctors in Italy have designed a miniature dialysis machine for babies, used for the first time last year to save a newborn girl, according to a new report. Usually, doctors adapt stan...

Updated : 2014.05.27 20:59

More whales being hit by ships along U.S. coast

NEW YORK (AP) ― A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of strikes along the Eastern Seaboard f...

Updated : 2014.05.26 20:33

Australian researchers eye fighting fires with explosives

SYDNEY (AFP) ― Australian researchers are working on fighting out-of-control bushfires with explosives, likening the process of using the soundwave produced by a blast to blowing out a candle. Graha...

Updated : 2014.05.26 20:32