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Perfectly Preserved Head of Ice Age Wolf Found in Siberia

Perfectly Preserved Head of Ice Age Wolf Found in Siberia

Jun 16
Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost.

Signs of Ritual Pot Smoking Found in Ancient Chinese Graves

Signs of Ritual Pot Smoking Found in Ancient Chinese Graves

By Christina Larson | Jun 15
Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China.

Researchers: Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint Equal to Las Vegas

Researchers: Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint Equal to Las Vegas

By Frank Jordans | Jun 15
The virtual currency bitcoin is responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as a city like Las Vegas or Hamburg and efforts to reduce its climate footprint should be considered, researchers said Thursday.

Emails: Trump Official Consulting Climate Change Rejecters

Emails: Trump Official Consulting Climate Change Rejecters

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Seth Borenstein | Jun 14
A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on global warming, according to his emails.

Earthquake Tests New Wireless Network in Far-Flung Alaska

Earthquake Tests New Wireless Network in Far-Flung Alaska

By Rachel D'Oro | Jun 13
In Alaska, the network is seen as an emerging tool to connect emergency responders in a massive state with scores of tribal villages far removed from roads.

How Measles Detectives Work To Contain An Outbreak

How Measles Detectives Work To Contain An Outbreak

By Jenny Gold | Jun 13
Measles is so contagious that up to 90% of people close to an infected person who are not protected by a vaccine or previous case of the disease will become infected.

New Gene Tests for Germs Quickly Reveal Source of Infections

New Gene Tests for Germs Quickly Reveal Source of Infections

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 13
Mystery illnesses kill thousands of people each year when germs can't be identified fast enough to reveal the right treatment. Now genetic tests are helping to solve these cases.

Promise of Marijuana Leads Scientists on Search for Evidence

Promise of Marijuana Leads Scientists on Search for Evidence

By Carla K. Johnson | Jun 12
Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.

Britain to Intensify Fight Against Climate Change

Britain to Intensify Fight Against Climate Change

Jun 12
Britain's outgoing prime minister on Wednesday announced plans to eliminate the country's net contribution to climate change by 2050.

'Code Red' Weather Alert Ditched After Meteorologist's Knock

'Code Red' Weather Alert Ditched After Meteorologist's Knock

By John O'Connor | Jun 11
A popular meteorologist has been absent from local television newscasts since criticizing a corporate weather-alert brand last week, prompting an advertising boycott, social media protests and a complaint from a U.S. senator.

Medical Pot Laws No Answer for U.S. Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

Medical Pot Laws No Answer for U.S. Opioid Deaths, Study Finds

By Carla K. Johnson | Jun 11
A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.

Netherlands Vegetable Seed Developer Wins World Food Prize

Netherlands Vegetable Seed Developer Wins World Food Prize

By David Pitt | Jun 11
A seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds was awarded the 2019 World Food Prize on Monday.

Long-Distance Trip: NASA Opens Space Station to Visitors

Long-Distance Trip: NASA Opens Space Station to Visitors

By Jeremy Rehm | Jun 10
You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit?

What the U.S. Could Learn About Vaccination from Nigeria

What the U.S. Could Learn About Vaccination from Nigeria

By Shobana Shankar | Jun 9
As measles cases in the U.S. climb to an all-time high after the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, U.S. public health officials have been looking for ways to address the problem.

Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research

Scientists Feel Chill of Crackdown on Fetal Tissue Research

By Lauran Neergaard, Malcolm Ritter, and Ricardo Alsonso-Zaldivar | Jun 8
Already, the administration has shut down one university's work using fetal tissue to test HIV treatments, and is ending other fetal tissue research at the National Institutes of Health.

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