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Another NASA Space Telescope Shuts Down in Orbit

Another NASA Space Telescope Shuts Down in Orbit

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 15
Less than a week after the Hubble Space Telescope went offline, the Chandra X-ray Observatory did the same thing.

Warren DNA Analysis Points to Native American Heritage

Warren DNA Analysis Points to Native American Heritage

Oct 15
Responding to years of derision by President Donald Trump and other critics, Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday released a report on a DNA analysis that provides strong evidence she does, in fact, have Native American heritage.

Japan Delays Spacecraft Landing on Very Rocky Asteroid

Japan Delays Spacecraft Landing on Very Rocky Asteroid

By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 15
Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface.

Legacy of Biosphere 2 Lives On in Singular Research Space
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Legacy of Biosphere 2 Lives On in Singular Research Space

By Anita Snow | Oct 14
Today, Biosphere 2 is a different kind of place, a University of Arizona site where researchers from around the world can study everything from the effects of the ocean's acidification on coral to ways of ensuring food security.

Study: DNA Websites Cast Broad Net for Identifying People
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Study: DNA Websites Cast Broad Net for Identifying People

By Malcolm Ritter | Oct 14
About 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they've never made their own genetic information available, a study estimates.

Thousands of Young U.S. Children Get No Vaccines, Survey Finds
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Thousands of Young U.S. Children Get No Vaccines, Survey Finds

By Mike Stobbe | Oct 14
A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials.

US, Russian Astronauts Reach Russia After Emergency Landing

US, Russian Astronauts Reach Russia After Emergency Landing

Oct 13
A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut on Friday arrived in the Moscow region following a failed launch to the International Space Station that forced an emergency landing.

For Sale to the Highest Bidder: A 12-Pound Chunk of the Moon

For Sale to the Highest Bidder: A 12-Pound Chunk of the Moon

By Mark Pratt | Oct 12
Anyone who can't make it to the moon to gather a few lunar rocks now has the opportunity to buy one right here on Earth.

Long After They Died, Military Sees Surge in Identifications

Long After They Died, Military Sees Surge in Identifications

By Scott McFetridge | Oct 10
Officials believe remains of nearly half of the 83,000 unidentified service members killed in World War II and more recent wars could be identified and returned to relatives.

Eek! Non-Native Venomous Spider Found Living in Oregon

Eek! Non-Native Venomous Spider Found Living in Oregon

Oct 10
State officials confirm that a brown widow spider — usually found in South Africa, Florida and Southern California — has recently been found living in Oregon City, in the northwestern part of the state.

Hubble Space Telescope Sidelined by Serious Pointing Failure

Hubble Space Telescope Sidelined by Serious Pointing Failure

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 9
NASA announced Monday that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, Hubble is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold.

UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning

UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 9
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday.

FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Up to Age 45

FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Up to Age 45

By Linda A .Johnson | Oct 8
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.

Rock Used as Doorstop Is Actually a Meteorite Worth $100K

Rock Used as Doorstop Is Actually a Meteorite Worth $100K

Oct 8
A Michigan man curious about a rock he'd used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: It's a meteorite worth $100,000.

Still Far Off, Michael A Growing Menace To Florida Panhandle

Still Far Off, Michael A Growing Menace To Florida Panhandle

By Mike Schneider | Oct 8
A tropical storm that rapidly formed off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has gained new strength and could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane with an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast.

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