At least 13 countries have sent money, equipment and people to help fight wildfires that have killed at least 11 people, including four firefighters.
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The fruit is one of the first GMOs to be marketed directly to consumers, not at farmers. It's headed to test markets this month. And it's a sign of how the science of genetic engineering is evolving.
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You'd think it would be a simple matter of looking at a few genes from Mom and Dad. But scientists say they've already found more than 700 variants that affect height and are still counting.
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Frogs are unmatched in their speed and ability to catch prey. It's all about their super-soft tongue and specialized saliva, say researchers, who got saliva to test by scraping frogs' tongues.
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Sarah Parcak used $1 million in TED Prize money to launch a program called GlobalXplorer that allows anyone online to analyze satellite images of archaeological sites for evidence.
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It's the first time the U.S military has made public the data collected by GPS satellites about solar events. It may help people predict Earth disasters caused by space weather.
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They were ugly. And, unfortunately, they were not equipped with an anus. But the sand dwellers could be an important part of filling in our own early evolutionary tree.
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An enterprise-minded ecologist from England is helping endangered brown-headed spider monkeys in Ecuador by connecting their preservation to high-end chocolate.
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Scientists are experimenting with species' environmental DNA to find out how far and how fast it travels in streams. The technology is starting to revolutionize how we protect native animals.
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Scientists have created an experimental device that putters around inside the stomach, neutralizing acid and then delivering antibiotics. The goal is to help the antibiotics work better.
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The Doomsday Clock has inched closer to and farther from nuclear Armageddon since the Manhattan Project in 1947. On Thursday, the clock moved closer to Midnight — the closest it has been since 1954.
Some lesser known parts of the Affordable Care Act have especially benefited people 50 and older. Will repeal of the ACA bring back sky-high premiums and gaps in Medicare's prescription drug coverage?
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What started as one "unofficial resistance" Twitter account has grown to a list of more than 80 "rogue" accounts advocating for the science community and climate change research.
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Hundreds of thousands of acres have been destroyed and at least 10 people have died, including several firefighters. The Chilean government says the blazes are the worst in the country's history.
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On Jan. 27, 1967, three astronauts were killed when a fire broke out in their Apollo 1 capsule during a test on the launchpad. The capsule will be put on public view for the first time Friday.
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Results from two sets of experiments provide encouragement to researchers working on "chimera" embryos that may someday be used to grow organs for transplantation into people.
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The relationship between the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency is off to a rough start. The new administration has instructed officials to freeze its grants and contracts, external communication has been frozen, and academic papers by agency scientists may be subject to review before publication. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Tracey Woodruff, a former senior scientist and policy advisor at the EPA under the Clinton and Bush administration, about whether previous transitions in administrations have always had been this rocky.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal's drawings of nerve cells changed scientists' understanding of the brain. Now, 80 of those drawings are going on display at an art museum in Minnesota.
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The country's single biggest source of climate information is the federal government. What happens if a Trump administration tries to censor it?
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For the first time since January of 2014, no part of California is in the "exceptional drought" category, according to a U.S. Drought Monitor report.
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