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Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys
AP Top Science News, 10 hours ago
SEATTLE (AP) -- The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water....
Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs
AP Top Science News, 10 hours ago
CHICAGO (AP) -- With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation''s most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy....
Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys
AP Top Science News, 10 hours ago
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases....
Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes'' remains
AP Top Science News, January 24, 2015
MADRID (AP) -- Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes was laid to rest....
First major retailer to reopen after Hawaii lava scare
AP Top Science News, January 23, 2015
HILO, Hawaii (AP) -- A drugstore plans to reopen next week in the small Hawaii town that''s being threatened by a slow-moving lava flow, making it the first major retailer to return since molten rock prompted several businesses to evacuate last month....
Settlements reached in so-called ''hot fuel'' litigation
AP Top Science News, January 23, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday....
School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity
AP Top Science News, January 23, 2015
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researchers a rare look at a nursing mother....
Art embraces science in new British play ''Oppenheimer''
AP Top Science News, January 23, 2015
LONDON (AP) -- Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season....
NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!
AP Top Science News, January 23, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- It''s showtime for Pluto....
Thumb bones in pre-humans make them more like us, study says
AP Top Science News, January 22, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of our tree-swinging pre-human ancestors may have been a bit more like us than previously thought, thanks to a tiny section of their thumbs....
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