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Study: Blowhole Spray Can Provide Fast Data on Whale Health

Study: Blowhole Spray Can Provide Fast Data on Whale Health

By David Sharp | Jul 20
A new study indicates that under the right conditions, scientist can get real-time hormonal data by collecting the spray from whales' blowholes.

Iceberg Looming over Greenland Village Spotted from Space

Iceberg Looming over Greenland Village Spotted from Space

Jul 19
An iceberg that drifted perilously close to a remote Greenland village is so big it can be seen from space.

Jupiter's Moon Count Reaches 79, Including Tiny 'Oddball'

Jupiter's Moon Count Reaches 79, Including Tiny 'Oddball'

By Emiliano Rodriguez Mega | Jul 19
Astronomers are still finding moons at Jupiter, 400 years after Galileo used his spyglass to spot the first ones. The latest discovery of a dozen small moons brings the total to 79, the most of any planet in our solar system.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Launches Spacecraft Higher Than Ever

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 18
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before.

Tracking Bobcats: Researchers Need Help Finding GPS Collars

Tracking Bobcats: Researchers Need Help Finding GPS Collars

By Dave Collins | Jul 18
In a couple of weeks, collars on cats across the state will be falling off. But it's not some prank or devious experiment - it's one of the largest studies of its kind on bobcats.

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

By Menna Zaki | Jul 17
Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.

FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Smallpox, in Case of Terror Attack

FDA OKs 1st Drug to Treat Smallpox, in Case of Terror Attack

By Linda A. Johnson | Jul 17
U.S. regulators Friday approved the first treatment for smallpox - a deadly disease that was wiped out four decades ago - in case the virus is used in a terror attack.

TravelLab: Adults Take Over Science Museums When Night Falls

TravelLab: Adults Take Over Science Museums When Night Falls

By Emiliano Rodriguez Mega | Jul 16
On a recent June evening, 175 grown-ups signed up for a slumber party at the New York museum, which has capitalized on the hype created by Ben Stiller's "Night at the Museum" franchise.

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

Archaeologists in Egypt Discover Mummification Workshop

By Menna Zaki | Jul 16
Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.

Ancient 'Iceman' Shows Signs of A Well-Balanced Last Meal

Ancient 'Iceman' Shows Signs of A Well-Balanced Last Meal

By Emiliano Rodriguez Mega | Jul 15
Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps.

FDA to More Aggressively Tackle Disruptive Drug Shortages

FDA to More Aggressively Tackle Disruptive Drug Shortages

By Linda A. Johnson | Jul 15
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it wants to more aggressively fight medication shortages that have led to rationing of some drugs and disrupted patient care.

Africa's Iconic Baobab Trees Dying Off at Alarming Rate

Africa's Iconic Baobab Trees Dying Off at Alarming Rate

By Kevin Sutherland | Jul 15
Africa's ancient baobab, with its distinctive swollen trunk and known as the "tree of life," is under a new and mysterious threat, with some of the largest and oldest dying abruptly in recent years.

Louisiana's Whooping Cranes Make Small Comeback

Louisiana's Whooping Cranes Make Small Comeback

Jul 14
Endangered whooping cranes released into Louisiana's wilds have had their best hatching season so far, with five chicks foraging in crawfish ponds. They are part of generations of work to bring back the birds, which barely escaped extinction.

 Report: NASA Needs Backup Plan as U.S. Crew Launches Slip

Report: NASA Needs Backup Plan as U.S. Crew Launches Slip

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 14
NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, given additional delays on the horizon for new commercial crew capsules, the U.S. Government Accountability Office recommended Wednesday.

Late-Life High Blood Pressure May Harm the Brain, Study Says

Late-Life High Blood Pressure May Harm the Brain, Study Says

By Marilynn Marchione | Jul 14
A new study reveals that high blood pressure late in life might harm the brain.

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