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The Big Question: Will Cancer Immune Therapy Work for Me?

The Big Question: Will Cancer Immune Therapy Work for Me?

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 23
People with the most messed-up genes often are the ones who do best on cancer treatments that enlist the immune system.

Giant Antennas in New Mexico Search for Cosmic Discoveries

Giant Antennas in New Mexico Search for Cosmic Discoveries

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Sep 22
Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing the most detailed view ever made of a large portion of space.

Cuba Mystery: What Theories U.S. Investigators are Pursuing

Cuba Mystery: What Theories U.S. Investigators are Pursuing

By Josh Lederman and Lauren Neergaard | Sep 18
Whatever is harming U.S. diplomats in Havana, it's eluded the doctors, scientists and intelligence analysts scouring for answers. Investigators have chased many theories, including a sonic attack, electromagnetic weapon or flawed spying device.

Mars Research Subjects to Emerge After 8 Months of Isolation

Mars Research Subjects to Emerge After 8 Months of Isolation

By Cale Jones | Sep 17
After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization.

Farewell Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft Makes Fiery, Final Dive

Farewell Cassini: Saturn Spacecraft Makes Fiery, Final Dive

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 17
NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.

Stargazers Eye the Nation's First Dark Sky Reserve in Idaho

By Keith Ridler | Sep 16
The first International Dark Sky Reserve in the United States would fill a chunk of the state's sparsely populated region that contains night skies so pristine that interstellar dust clouds are visible in the Milky Way.

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft at Saturn Nears Fiery Finale

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft at Saturn Nears Fiery Finale

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 15
NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn closed in on its fiery finish early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.

Cassini Spacecraft's Amazing Photos of Saturn, Rings & Moons

Cassini Spacecraft's Amazing Photos of Saturn, Rings & Moons

Sep 13
In all, Cassini has provided more than 453,000 pictures of Saturn, its rings and moons. The final snapshots will be coming down hours before the spacecraft's fiery finish on Friday. Cassini will burn up like a meteor in Saturn's sky.

DNA Lab Techniques, 1 Pioneered in New York, Now Under Fire

DNA Lab Techniques, 1 Pioneered in New York, Now Under Fire

By Colleen Long | Sep 12
Two techniques for analyzing DNA evidence that were once considered cutting edge are now under fire amid questions about their reliability.

LGBT Groups Blast Study Claiming AI Can Determine Sexual Orientation from Photos

LGBT Groups Blast Study Claiming AI Can Determine Sexual Orientation from Photos

Sep 11
GLAAD and HRC called on media who either covered the study or plan to in future coverage to include the myriad flaws in the study's methodology.

Dry Jordan Launches Project to Grow Crops from Seawater

Dry Jordan Launches Project to Grow Crops from Seawater

By Fares Akram | Sep 11
Water-poor Jordan on Thursday launched a project using seawater to produce crops with clean energy.

Pope Blasts Climate Skeptics, Cites 'Moral' Duty to Act

Pope Blasts Climate Skeptics, Cites 'Moral' Duty to Act

Sep 11
Pope Francis has sharply criticized climate change skeptics, saying history will judge those who failed to take the necessary decisions to curb heat-trapping emissions blamed for the warming of the Earth.

SpaceX Launches Air Force's Super-Secret Minishuttle

SpaceX Launches Air Force's Super-Secret Minishuttle

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 9
SpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.

Geophysicist: Weight of Harvey Rains Caused Houston to Sink

Geophysicist: Weight of Harvey Rains Caused Houston to Sink

Sep 9
A California geophysicist says the sheer weight of the torrential rains brought by Harvey has caused Houston to sink by 2 centimeters.

Gay Mirror: New AI Can Determine Your Sexuality from a Single Photo

Gay Mirror: New AI Can Determine Your Sexuality from a Single Photo

Sep 8
New artificial intelligence out of Stanford University can reportedly accurately figure out if a person is gay or straight - based on a single photo.

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