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Cancer Docs Feel Unprepared, but Recommend Marijuana Anyway

Microsoft Launches $25M Program to Use AI for Disabilities

By Carla K. Johnson |
Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they've recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don't know enough abou...

Round-the-World Sailing Race Works to Protect Its Racetrack

Round-the-World Sailing Race Works to Protect Its Racetrack

By Jimmy Golen | May 20
Plastic bottles floating by. Food wrappers. Fishing nets. And perhaps most troublesome: Microplastics that take thousands of years to degrade - a scourge for sea life and everything on up the food chain - permeating even the most remote oceans.

Election Hacking Puts Focus on Paperless Voting Machines

Election Hacking Puts Focus on Paperless Voting Machines

By Christina A. Cassidy | May 20
As the midterm congressional primaries heat up amid fears of Russian hacking, an estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be casting their ballots on machines that do not produce a paper record of their votes.

Archaeologists Find Street of Balconies in Italy's Pompeii

Archaeologists Find Street of Balconies in Italy's Pompeii

May 20
Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Italy's volcanic ash-covered city of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.

U.S. Birth Rates Hit a Baby Bust

U.S. Birth Rates Hit a Baby Bust

May 20
Last year saw the lowest number of U.S. births in 30 years, with birth rates declining not only for women in their teens and 20s but also women in their 30s.

Science Says: Green-Blooded Lizards Pose Evolutionary Puzzle

Science Says: Green-Blooded Lizards Pose Evolutionary Puzzle

By Seth Borenstein | May 19
For some lizards it's easy being green. It's in their blood. Six species of lizards in New Guinea bleed lime green thanks to evolution gone weird.