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AP Fact Check: Trump Team Distortions on Fuel Economy Rules

AP Fact Check: Trump Team Distortions on Fuel Economy Rules

By Michael Biesecker Tom Krisher | Sep 20
President Donald Trump and his team are distorting the facts in explaining the administration's decision to stop California from setting its own emission standards for cars and trucks.

Will Combo Pill Catch On in U.S. to Prevent Heart Attacks?

Will Combo Pill Catch On in U.S. to Prevent Heart Attacks?

By Carla K. Johnson | Sep 20
A cheap, daily pill that combines four drugs has been tested for the first time in the United States to see if it works as well among low-income Americans as it has in other countries to treat conditions leading to heart attacks and strokes.

NASA Manager Casts Doubt on 2024 Moon Landing by Astronauts

NASA Manager Casts Doubt on 2024 Moon Landing by Astronauts

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 19
A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024.

Could Electric Cars Help California Preserve Environmental Clout?

Could Electric Cars Help California Preserve Environmental Clout?

By Adam Beam and Michael Biesecker | Sep 19
One California lawmaker is already working on a way to preserve at least some of the state's environmental muscle: Rebates for electric cars.

Rare California Trout Species Returns to Native Habitat

Rare California Trout Species Returns to Native Habitat

By Christopher Weber | Sep 19
For the first time in nearly a century, a rare California trout species will swim in a mountain creek that is its native habitat, marking a major milestone that conservationists hope will lead to a thriving population.

Trump Threatens EPA Action Against San Francisco

Trump Threatens EPA Action Against San Francisco

Sep 19
President Donald Trump threatened to unleash the Environmental Protection Agency on San Francisco Wednesday after a California visit during which he blamed the homelessness crisis on "liberal" policies.

A Newly Designed Vaccine May Help Stamp Out Remaining Polio Cases Worldwide

A Newly Designed Vaccine May Help Stamp Out Remaining Polio Cases Worldwide

Sep 18
A new vaccine deliberately constructed to prevent the poliovirus from regaining virulence may be the answer.

Why Carbon Dioxide Has Such Outsized Influence on Earth's Climate

Why Carbon Dioxide Has Such Outsized Influence on Earth's Climate

By EDGE | Sep 17
The key to carbon dioxide's strong influence on climate is its ability to absorb heat emitted from our planet's surface, keeping it from escaping out to space.

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

Surprise Rescue of Jamaica Coral Reefs Shows Nature Can Heal

By Christina Larson | Sep 17
Just 2% of the ocean floor is filled with coral, but the branching structures — shaped like everything from reindeer antlers to human brains — sustain a quarter of all marine species.

Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who was Better? Clooney or Me?

Brad Pitt Asks Astronaut: Who was Better? Clooney or Me?

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 17
Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.

Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

By Holbrook Mohr | Sep 16
People behind spiked products have operated with impunity, in part because the business has boomed so fast that regulators haven't caught up while drug enforcement agents have higher priorities.

Vaping Likely Has Dangers That Could Take Years For Scientists to Know About

Vaping Likely Has Dangers That Could Take Years For Scientists to Know About

Sep 15
Many people don't know what is contained in these vaping devices, what the reported health effects actually mean, and, most importantly, why all of this developed so quickly, considering that e-cigarettes have only been popular for fewer than 10 years.

Scientists: Italian Skeletons, Buried Hand in Hand 1,600 Years Ago, Are Male

Scientists: Italian Skeletons, Buried Hand in Hand 1,600 Years Ago, Are Male

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
Ten years ago, when archaeologists working near the Italian city Modena discovered two human skeletons buried with clasped hands, it wasn't possible to determine anything about who they had been. But now researchers can say this much: They were two men.

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

By Laura Neergaard | Sep 13
With more money — the government had a record $2.4 billion to spend on Alzheimer's research this year — the focus has shifted to exploring multiple novel ways of attacking a disease now considered too complex for a one-size-fits-all solution.

AP-NORC Poll: Trump Gets Some of His Worst Grades on Climate

AP-NORC Poll: Trump Gets Some of His Worst Grades on Climate

Sep 12
President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.

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