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Yearlong Mars Simulation Nears End on Mauna Loa

Aug 23
Six scientists are close to wrapping up a year of near isolation in a Mars simulation on a Hawaii mountain.

Study Finds Ancient Iceman Wore Hat Made of Bear Skin

Aug 22
Scientists say Oetzi the Iceman wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago.

Zika Researchers Seeking Volunteers Willing to be Infected

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 19
Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science. It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.

China's Launch of Quantum Satellite Major Step in Space Race

By Nomaan Merchant | Aug 18
China's launch of the first quantum satellite Tuesday will push forward efforts to develop the ability to send communications that can't be penetrated by hackers, experts said.

Global Warming Polarizes More Than Abortion

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 17
Two decades ago, the issue of climate change wasn't as contentious. Then the Earth got even hotter, repeatedly breaking temperature records. But instead of drawing closer together, politicians polarized.

Surprise! Giant Panda Produces Twins at Vienna Zoo

Aug 16
The giant panda that gave birth at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo last week was hiding a tiny little secret - an extra cub.

Inside an Olympian's Testosterone Ordeal

By John Leicester | Aug 16
The young athlete, now competing at the Rio Games, always considered herself to be a girl just like the others, a girl who loved to run. Then the governing body of track and field told her she was different.

Ancient Ice Reveals Vital Clues About Earth's Past Climate

By Dan Elliott | Aug 14
At the National Ice Core Laboratory in Lakewood, ice is pulled from the depths of Antarctica and Greenland is sliced up, photographed and tested, yielding the secrets of the planet's climate over the millennia.

First Patient Enrolled Under Newly Modified Protocol in CytoDyn's Phase 3 PRO 140 Combination Study in HIV

By EDGE | Aug 12
CytoDyn Inc. announces the enrollment of the first patient under a recently modified protocol in the Company's Phase 3 combination study with PRO 14O.

On The Trail: Devils Hole

Aug 11
Devils Hole sounds like a scary place, but it's really a sanctuary.

Intriguing Hints of Physics Particle Evaporate

By Seth Borenstein | Aug 10
Eight months after raising hopes that they may have found an intriguing new particle that cannot be explained by the existing main physics theory, disappointed scientists are saying: Never mind.

U.S. Approves GMO Mosquito Test, But No Release Imminent

By Jennifer Kay | Aug 9
Federal authorities gave final approval Friday to a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, but none of the insects will be immediately dispatched in the state's fight against the spread of Zika.

Jeep Hackers Back at Black Hat With New and Scarier Method

By Bree Fowler | Aug 6
A pair of well-known hackers has found another way to take control of a Jeep Cherokee - this time while it's moving at high speed.

China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Ends Mission After 31 Months

Aug 6
China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover, which won a large following on social media, has been retired after a record 31 months of collecting data from the moon's surface, state media reported Wednesday.

Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

By Jeff Donn | Aug 6
It's one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities. Except there's little proof that flossing works.

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