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Science Oct 19Tasmanian devils gain ground in cancer battle against extinction
A contagious face cancer has decimated wild Tasmanian devils, but a new study shows a small group is fighting back.
Science Oct 14Look up. There are 10 times more galaxies than once thought
By remapping the deepest corners of the universe, scientists now believe there are 10 times as many galaxies in the universe.
Science Oct 13Brain implant revives some feelings of touch in a paralyzed man
Mind-controlled robot arms can now generate feelings of touch, based on new research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Science Oct 10Without human-made climate change, U.S. forest fires would be half the size
Human-made climate change doubled forest fires over the last three decades, a new study says. Here's what people can and can't do to fight these blazes in the future.
Science Oct 06Storm surge maps predict widespread flooding in Savannah and Charleston
Hurricane Matthew's arrival may trigger unprecedented flood damage in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas due to storm surge and sea-level rise, experts say.
Science Oct 05World’s tiniest machines win 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize for three researchers
Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa split the 2016 Nobel Chemistry Prize for building the world's smallest machines out of chemical molecules.
Science Oct 04Nobel physics winners defined new class of exotic matter
The 2016 Nobel Prize in physics is shared by three scientists -- David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz -- for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. Here's what that means.
Science Oct 03Why this Japanese scientist won a 2016 Nobel Prize in medicine for cell ‘self-eating’
Cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi wins the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discoveries in autophagy. Wait, what's autophagy?…
Science Sep 30Rosetta, the first comet orbiter, shares final moments before crashing
The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic, 12-year cruise through the cosmos on Friday after two years of orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk…
Science Sep 28This lab uses coffee grounds to extract lead and other toxins from water
Though still in its prototype phase, this coffee-infused foam might clear the worst levels of lead contamination found in places like Flint, Michigan within a few hours.