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Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

Big Studies Give Mixed News on Fish Oil, Vitamin D

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 12
Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D.

Warming Hurting Shellfish, Aiding Predators, Ruining Habitat

Warming Hurting Shellfish, Aiding Predators, Ruining Habitat

By Patrick Whittle | Nov 12
Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists.

Exhibit Offers Portraits of Mummified Ancient Egyptians

Exhibit Offers Portraits of Mummified Ancient Egyptians

Nov 11
A team of researchers is giving the world a chance to see the faces of two Egyptian women who walked the earth about 2,300 years ago.

Bolivian Observatory Collects Data As Glaciers Melt

Bolivian Observatory Collects Data As Glaciers Melt

By Carlos Valdez | Nov 10
The snow appears to be pristine on the Andean peaks that loom above Bolivia's capital, but even here ash and smog reach up to a remote plateau that is home to the world's highest atmospheric observatory.

Red Bull Drawn in Indonesian Cave Dated to 40,000 Years Ago

Red Bull Drawn in Indonesian Cave Dated to 40,000 Years Ago

By Christina Larson | Nov 10
Scientists have found the oldest known example of an animal drawing: A red silhouette of a bull-like beast on the wall of an Indonesian cave. The sketch is at least 40,000 years old.

Live-Streaming A Marshland for Fun - and Science

Live-Streaming A Marshland for Fun - and Science

By Matt O'Brien | Nov 9
If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway - because researchers have hidden dozens of wireless sensor nodes, microphones and cameras among the cattails and cedars.

NASA Conducts Quiet Sonic Boom Tests Near Texas Gulf Coast

NASA Conducts Quiet Sonic Boom Tests Near Texas Gulf Coast

Nov 8
NASA is monitoring how residents near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could reduce commercial flight times by half.

Group Calls to Suspend Boat Tours of Endangered Orcas

Group Calls to Suspend Boat Tours of Endangered Orcas

By Phuong Le | Nov 8
A Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily suspend whale-watching boat tours focused on those whales, one of three dozen recommendations to save a population that is at its lowest in over 30 years.

Live-Streaming a Marshland for Fun and Science

Live-Streaming a Marshland for Fun and Science

By Matt O'Brien | Nov 8
If a tree falls in the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, it doesn't matter if there's no one around. You can hear it anyway.

More Protection: UN Says Earth's Ozone Layer is Healing

More Protection: UN Says Earth's Ozone Layer is Healing

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 7
Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

No Answers for Family's Questions About Civil War Unknowns

No Answers for Family's Questions About Civil War Unknowns

By Matthew Barakat | Nov 6
Army officials rejected requests from several families to conduct DNA testing that might have enabled their identification before reburying the remains as unknown soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery in September.

FDA OKs Powerful Opioid Pill as Alternative to IV Painkiller

FDA OKs Powerful Opioid Pill as Alternative to IV Painkiller

By Linda A. Johnson | Nov 6
U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals.

Venezuela's Vanishing Red Bird Gets A Coffee Pick-Me-Up

Venezuela's Vanishing Red Bird Gets A Coffee Pick-Me-Up

By Fabiola Sanchez | Nov 4
The finch-like red siskin is vanishing from the wild at an alarming rate, falling prey to a century of shrinking forests and poachers cashing in on their brilliant red feathers. A team of scientists and coffee growers have mounted a response.

Appendix Removal is Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson's

Appendix Removal is Linked to Lower Risk of Parkinson's

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 3
Scientists have found a new clue that Parkinson's disease may get its start not in the brain but in the gut — maybe in the appendix.

Another NASA Spacecraft Runs Out of Steam, 2nd This Week

Another NASA Spacecraft Runs Out of Steam, 2nd This Week

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 2
NASA has lost a second spacecraft this week, ending a fruitful mission in the asteroid belt. Running low on fuel for some time, the Dawn spacecraft this week stopped communicating with flight controllers.

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