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Virgin Galactic 'Spaceship Two' Crashes In Calif.
10/31/2014 8:38 PM
The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.
A Field Of Medicine That Wants To Know Where You Live
10/31/2014 7:46 PM
Where do you live? Health specialists think that simple question could make a difference in how doctors prevent and treat diseases for individuals. That's expanding its storied role in public health.
Commercial Spaceship Crashes During Test Flight
10/31/2014 7:05 PM
The Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two was undergoing a test flight when it crashed in the California Desert. The spaceship is designed to take tourists to space.
Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community
10/31/2014 11:47 AM
The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.
Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries
10/31/2014 8:57 AM
Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.
Parasite Turns Bees Into Zombie-Like Creatures
10/31/2014 8:57 AM
Biologists are reporting signs of a possible zombie apocalypse. Well, at least for the honeybee population. A parasite that has been turning bees on the West Coast into zombie-like creatures has started infecting bees in the East, and biologists are still puzzled as to how it all works.
Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans
10/30/2014 9:06 PM
One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.
Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping Loggers
10/30/2014 8:40 PM
In order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist has released a report with the World Wildlife Fund that suggested actions to curb the effect of humans on the world's largest rainforest.
Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)
10/30/2014 4:04 PM
Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what sustainability means when it comes to food.
VIDEO: You Don't Know Jack-O-Lanterns
10/30/2014 12:25 PM
Explore the guts and glory of pumpkin science with Skunk Bear's latest video.
18 Student Science Experiments Lost In Rocket Explosion
10/29/2014 9:24 PM
Melissa Block speaks with high school freshman Natalie Moyer about her experiment that was lost on the Antares rocket when it exploded on Tuesday.
Monsanto Hired This Guy To Help It Win Over Millennials
10/29/2014 8:39 PM
Vance Crowe, 32, has a tough assignment: reach out to millennials, many of whom are skeptical of GMOs. Crowe says the company can do a better job of listening to their concerns.
Rocket Explosion Comes At A Tough Time For NASA
10/29/2014 8:30 PM
Investigators spent the day at a NASA launch facility in Virginia trying to understand why a private cargo rocket exploded moments after liftoff. There were no injuries but the accident is a setback for the company, Orbital Sciences, and NASA. NASA is relying on private contractors to help ferry supplies to the International Space Station. The accident also changed the discussions happening at an annual space convention being held this week in Huntsville, Ala.
Scientists Implicate More Than 100 Genes In Causing Autism
10/29/2014 7:35 PM
Spontaneous gene mutations, not ones inherited from parents, increase a child's risk of autism, scientists say. By comparing genes within families they've identified more than 100 suspects.
Russian Engines Could Be Focus Of Antares Launch Failure Probe
10/29/2014 6:32 PM
NK-33 engines, originally destined for a Soviet-era Moon shot that never got off the ground and later used in the Antares, are suspect, some scientists say.

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