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Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely to Earth

By Malcolm Ritter | Nov 25
A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

UN Weather Agency: It's Record Hot Out There This Year

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 25
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

By Emery P. Dalesio | Nov 25
A comparison of more than three dozen pesticides found neonics produced by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta among the chemicals most toxic to bees, according to a September study by USDA researchers.

Growth of Superbugs in Food with Antibiotic Overuse in Animals

Nov 22
Consumer Reports spent three years examining the risks from routinely feeding animals drugs.

Manure from Millions of Hogs Fuels Natural Gas Project

By Margaret Stafford | Nov 20
A 2014 federal report showed 239 manure-based digesters were operating in the U.S. And the federal Department of Agriculture issued $6 million in grants last month for anaerobic digester projects.

Ocearch Finds Thriving Oil Rig Ecosystem in Gulf of Mexico

Nov 14
Ocearch is wrapping up its first-ever expedition in the Gulf of Mexico.

Promise Seen for Wireless Pacemakers Placed Without Surgery

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 14
Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers - miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery.

The Collider

Nov 13
It's already helped scientists find what some call the "God Particle." What else will the Large Hadron Collider reveal as it begins work at nearly double the power?

Russian Women Finish Test on Space Flight Confinement

By Katherine Jacobsen | Nov 12
After emerging from an eight-day space simulation on Friday, the all-female Russian crew said they had missed their loved ones in the experiment more than they missed the comforts of regular life.

Toyota Invests $1 Billion in Artificial Intelligence in US

By Yuri Kageyama | Nov 11
Toyota is investing $1 billion in a research company it's setting up in Silicon Valley to develop artificial intelligence and robotics.

UN Agency: Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit Record High in 2014

By Karl Ritter | Nov 11
Levels of carbon dioxide and methane, the two most important greenhouse gases, reached record highs last year, continuing the warming effect on the world's climate, the U.N. weather agency said Monday.

Experts Dismiss Carson's Belief That Pyramids Stored Grain

By Jesse J. Holland and Bill Barrow | Nov 10
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is standing by his belief that Egypt's great pyramids were built by the biblical figure Joseph to store grain, an assertion dismissed by experts who say it's accepted science that they were tombs for pharaohs.

Google, Heart Association Team Up on New Research Venture

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 10
Google Life Sciences, a research group recently spun off from its parent corporation, is teaming with the American Heart Association in a $50 million project to find new ways to fight heart disease.

Spacewalkers Encounter Leaking Ammonia, Spoils Radiator Work

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 9
Spacewalking astronauts encountered leaking ammonia and minor glove damage while performing plumbing work outside the International Space Station on Friday.

New Book Explores the Custom of the Queue

By Leanne Italie | Nov 7
David Andrews went in search of answers and unearthed a world of science, history and cultural norms about the often stressful, sometimes nonexistent and usually time-consuming act of waiting in line.

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