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Science May 04After shocking die-off, Oregon sea stars stage an epic comeback
Two years after a wasting outbreak, baby purple sea stars are back in record numbers along the Oregon coast, but is the epidemic truly over?…
Science Apr 29U.S. records first Zika death; Congress breaks without decision on emergency funds
The United States has reported its first Zika-related death in Puerto Rico. The Zika virus also was spotted in tiger mosquitoes, a species with a broad range in the U.S.
Science Apr 21Why you sleep lousy on vacation
One half of the human brain keeps night watch when people sleep in a new place, according to a study from Brown University.
Science Apr 19Map: Do you live in an area where Zika could strike?
In three maps, U.S. and UK scientists chart the most suitable areas for Zika virus outbreaks.
Science Apr 15Western scientists dissect a North Korea volcano cutoff by diplomatic sanctions
One of the first collaborations by North Korean and Western scientists peers into the underbelly of a mammoth volcano.
Health Apr 13It’s confirmed. Zika virus causes microcephaly and other birth defects, CDC says
Following months of investigation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has concluded that Zika virus causes birth defects, namely microcephaly.
Science Apr 13Paralyzed man moves fingers, plays Guitar Hero with brain implant milestone
A brain implant and an electronic sleeve have restored hand movements in a paralyzed quadriplegic person for the first time.
Science Apr 12Stephen Hawking and billionaire plan interstellar cruise with $100 million initiative
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian-born billionaire announce new quest for space exploration.
Science Apr 11These 13 adults escaped deadly genetic childhood disorders, but how?
Scientists have identified 13 so-called “superheroes” -- adults with disease-causing mutations who are mysteriously healthy -- from a genetic survey of half a million people.
Science Apr 07Brief, face-to-face canvassing reduces transgender prejudice, study says
A 10-minute, face-to-face conversation can reduce transphobia, according to researchers at Stanford University and the University of California Berkeley.