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The mammals are immune to snakes' poisons, pointing to better antidotes for people
The students sitting on the steps of the Franklin Institute wondered what happens when several gallons of dish-soap solution are dumped into a trash can full of liquid nitrogen.
Thousands of snow geese fall dead from sky in Idaho
Researchers identify a method to prevent chemotherapy from wreaking havoc on healthy cells.
Researchers have looked back in time a billion years to solve a mystery that could lead to cures for some cancers a few years in the future.
The tournament is a series of isolated events. The one-game, winner-moves-on structure is a big reason why even top statisticians don't know if they would make a better prediction for one year's tournament than someone who knows nothing about basketball. You can, however, learn something from trying to improve your predictions.
Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken.
Experts say there are many misconceptions about synthetic cannabinoids.
There is an ongoing competition of bureaucratic one-upmanship between the U.S. government and renegade pharmacists. The government is playing defense. When they ban a variation of a drug, pharmacists then quickly create a newly formulated and therefore legal variation.
The mysterious function of eyelashes has been revealed at last — thanks to science.
One region matched up with self-reported levels of pain in study using new imaging technique
TRENTON - They were once abundant in New Jersey, especially in the early 20th century. Many thousands of northern diamondback terrapins lived in the brackish waters of the state's coastal marshes and estuaries.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.
COALINGA, Calif. (AP) - A series of small earthquakes jolted an area of central California, but there were no reports of damage.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - Russian space capsule blasts off with 2 astronauts who will spend 1 year on space station .
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) - Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) - Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he'll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart jokes he won't miss his twin brother.
BOSTON (AP) - From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.
BOSTON (AP) - From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it - a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars.
Testing whether a drug is safe and effective usually takes many years and millions of dollars.