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Nobel Prize Honors Breakthroughs on Lithium-Ion Batteries

Nobel Prize Honors Breakthroughs on Lithium-Ion Batteries

| By David Keyton and Jamey Keaten | Oct 9
If you're reading this on a mobile phone or laptop computer, you might thank this year's three laureates for the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries.

Lions Kill Cattle, So People Kill Lions. Can the Cycle End?

Lions Kill Cattle, So People Kill Lions. Can the Cycle End?

| By Christina Larson | Oct 9
The survival of lions — and many other threatened savannah species — likely depends on finding a way for people, livestock and wild beasts to continue to use these lands together.

CaverStem: A Medical Breakthrough for Erectile Dysfunction

CaverStem: A Medical Breakthrough for Erectile Dysfunction

| Oct 9
The CaverStem method harnesses the power of a patient's stem cells to redefine ED treatment. And the results will blow your mind.

Not Real News: NASA Never Rejected Human Causes of Climate Change

Not Real News: NASA Never Rejected Human Causes of Climate Change

| By Amanda Seitz and Arijeta Lajka | Oct 7
None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts.

3 Get Nobel Medicine Prize for Learning How Cells Use Oxygen

3 Get Nobel Medicine Prize for Learning How Cells Use Oxygen

| By Jan M. Olsen, Maria Cheng and David Keyton | Oct 7
Two Americans and a British scientist won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering how the body's cells sense and react to oxygen levels, work that has paved the way for new strategies to fight anemia, cancer and other diseases.

What's in A Fatberg? Scientists Answer the Question

What's in A Fatberg? Scientists Answer the Question

| Oct 6
A fatberg, while not terribly pleasant and a big headache for sanitation workers, is not a health or environmental hazard, scientists have found.

Going with the Floe: Scientists to Set Up Arctic Ice Camp

Going with the Floe: Scientists to Set Up Arctic Ice Camp

| Oct 6
Scientists have chosen an ice floe on which to begin setting up a research camp for a year-long international expedition to study the Arctic, Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute said Friday.

Thai Marine Biologist Pleads for Dugong Conservation Plan

Thai Marine Biologist Pleads for Dugong Conservation Plan

| By Busaba Sivasomboon | Oct 5
A top marine biologist has urged Thailand's government to speed up conservation plans for the dugong, an imperiled sea mammal, after their death toll for the year in Thai waters has already climbed to a record 21.

Virgin Galactic Says It Will Fly Italian Researchers

Virgin Galactic Says It Will Fly Italian Researchers

| Oct 4
Virgin Galactic said Wednesday it has been contracted by the Italian air force for a suborbital research flight aboard its winged rocket ship.

Japan Spacecraft Releases Rover to Asteroid in Last Mission

Japan Spacecraft Releases Rover to Asteroid in Last Mission

| By Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 3
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft released a small rover on Thursday that will land on the surface of an asteroid as part its final mission before heading back to Earth, Japan's space agency said.

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