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06/19/2018 11:01 PM
Civil War Battlefield 'Limb Pit' Reveals Work Of Combat Surgeons
Scientists have been analyzing bones first uncovered by a utility crew digging at the Manassas National Battlefield Park in Virginia. The remains provide insights into surgery during the Civil War.

06/19/2018 08:07 PM
Nursery For Giant Manta Rays Discovered In Gulf Of Mexico
Sightings of baby mantas are rare, but the Flower Garden Banks Marine Sanctuary appears to be a safe playground for newborns to adolescents.

06/19/2018 10:05 AM
Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'
A committee of experts examined about a dozen different synthetic biology technologies that could be potentially misused. For each, they considered how likely it was to be usable as a weapon.

06/19/2018 04:09 AM
Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together
Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.

06/19/2018 04:02 AM
As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients
As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are affected. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.

06/18/2018 08:00 PM
Summer Melt: Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?
As many as 40 percent of students who intend to go to college don't show up in the fall. Education researchers call this phenomenon "summer melt," and it has long been a puzzling problem.

06/18/2018 04:17 PM
The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy
South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?

06/18/2018 04:13 PM
Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars
The president wants a "separate but equal branch" of the military to watch over the final frontier, but only Congress can make it happen.

06/18/2018 09:11 AM
'Cutting Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof of its effectiveness.

06/17/2018 04:37 PM
Stay-At-Home Dads Still Struggle With Diapers, Drool, Stigma And Isolation
It's hard to find other stay-at-home dads to hang out with, and working men worry you'll hit on their stay-at-home wives. Meanwhile, bosses still expect new fathers to work full-time. What's changed?

06/16/2018 07:10 AM
A Dust-Up Over Moon Dust
A woman in Tennessee is suing NASA to keep the vial of moon dust she claims Neil Armstrong gave to her when she was 10 years old.

06/15/2018 03:49 PM
Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Faces Anger In Farm Country Over Policy
The EPA administrator met with farmers in midwestern states this week to address frustrations over the renewable fuel standard.

06/15/2018 02:34 PM
Fear And Frustration Over EPA Move To Kill Chemical-Disaster Protections
The EPA intends to block rules to prevent and respond to leaks, explosions and other disasters at chemical facilities and refineries around the U.S. That scares many people who live and work nearby.

06/15/2018 01:03 PM
Credibility Concerns Lead NIH To End Study Of Alcohol's Health Effects
Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH canceled the study.

06/15/2018 04:01 AM
As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change
The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since 2001. Many say they are motivated by climate change.