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Scientists in Europe Downplay Likely Loss of Mars Lander

Oct 23
Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the red planet.

Winter Outlook: Warm South; Cooler North; Murky In Middle

Oct 22
Federal forecasters predict this winter may paint the U.S. in stripes of different weather: Warmer and drier than normal in the south, and colder and wetter than usual in the far north.

NASA: Jupiter Spacecraft Detects Problem, Turns Off Camera

By Alicia Chang | Oct 22
The space agency said Wednesday that Juno detected a problem, went into safe mode and shut off its cameras and instruments hours before it was supposed to pass over Jupiter's dense cloud tops.

Army and Tufts Study How People Think, Respond Under Stress

By Jennifer McDermott | Oct 21
Scientists and engineers are figuring out how to measure, predict and enhance people's cognitive capabilities, so they can better solve problems and remember information in high-stakes environments.

CO2 to Fish Food, Other Ideas Advance in $20M XPRIZE Contest

By Mead Gruver | Oct 19
With dreams of turning carbon dioxide into everything from concrete to fish food, teams from six countries have advanced beyond the first phase of a $20 million XPRIZE contest to find profitable uses for CO2 emitted by power plants.

China Launches Its Longest Crewed Space Mission Yet

Oct 19
Two Chinese astronauts began the country's longest crewed space mission yet on Monday, blasting off on a spacecraft for a 30-day stay on an experimental space station as China steadfastly navigates its way to becoming a space superpower.

European Lander Released to Begin Final Descent to Mars

By Geir Moulson | Oct 19
The European Space Agency dispatched an experimental probe Sunday on the final leg of its quest to land on Mars, part of a mission aimed at exploring the red planet's atmosphere and searching for signs of life.

Galaxy Count May Now Top 2 Trillion Across Universe

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 17
Thought the universe was crowded with 100 billion to 200 billion galaxies? Try 1 trillion or even 2 trillion galaxies and more.

Experts: Gun Research Hampered by Law

By Lisa Marie Pane | Oct 16
It's the kind of information you might expect from long-range government research. Yet for the most part, such government research doesn't exist.

Feds Propose Sealing Part of New Mexico Nuke Waste Dump

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Oct 15
A section of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository would be permanently sealed under a plan announced Thursday.

Why It Matters: Energy

By Matthew Daly | Oct 15
Energy independence has been a goal of every president since Richard Nixon. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different ways to achieve it.

Researchers Work to Spread Prized Genes of Yellowstone Bison

By Steve Karnowski | Oct 15
Researchers have transplanted embryos originating from the bison herd at Yellowstone National Park into female bison in Minnesota in hopes of increasing the genetic diversity of herds in the state.

Vermont Cabin Becomes Lab to Study Wind Turbine Noise

By Dave Gram | Oct 14
Studies have repeatedly found no evidence connecting noise from wind power turbines to human health problems. But critics question the soundness of those studies.

IBM's Artificial Intelligence System Joins Cancer Fight

Oct 10
The AI known as Watson is discovering new insights for cancer patients, as IBM has enlisted 20 top cancer institutes to teach Watson.

3 Win Nobel Chemistry Prize for World's Tiniest Machines

By Karl Ritter | Oct 8
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing the world's smallest machines, 1,000 times thinner than a human hair but with the potential to revolutionize computer and energy systems.

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