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Scientists in Germany Switch on Nuclear Fusion Experiment

By Frank Jordans | Feb 7
Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Review Reveals Problems Protecting Workers from Pesticides

By Jason Dearen | Feb 6
An Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and other records revealed that the pesticide-safety system is riddled with problems: Investigations often take years to complete and result in few penalties.

Scientists to Inject Fuel in Experimental Fusion Device

By Frank Jordans | Feb 6
Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power.

Scientists Map Bedbug Genome, Follow Pest Through NYC Subway

By Verena Dobnik | Feb 6
Scientists have mapped the genome of bedbugs in New York City, then traced fragments of the nefarious pests' DNA through the subway system.

Climate Change and Pets: More Fleas, More Heartworm

By Sue Manning | Feb 5
Climate change doesn't just affect habitats for wildlife. It's also affecting cats and dogs.

N. Korea, Planning Rocket Launch, Getting Better At Stealth

By Eric Talmadge | Feb 4
Less than a month after its purported H-bomb test, North Korea announced Tuesday it is planning a rocket launch as soon as next week.

Climate Change: The View from Greenland

Feb 3
Sharyn Alfonsi reports from the top of the world on one of the most significant efforts to study climate change happening today.

Britain Approves Controversial Gene-Editing Experiments

By Maria Cheng | Feb 1
Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct experiments in which they will try to edit the genes in human embryos.

FDA OKs Merck Hepatitis C Drug, Adding to Patient Choices

By Linda A. Johnson | Jan 30
Patients with hepatitis C have yet another advanced treatment option, as the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new once-a-day pill developed by drugmaker Merck.

3 Tracks Planned to Test 'Hyperloop' Transportation Idea

By Justin Pritchard | Jan 28
Three Southern California companies are building separate test tracks to see how well the "hyperloop" transportation concept works in the real world.

Scientists May Have Found "True" Ninth Planet

Jan 21
Astronomers may have discovered evidence of an unseen planet in the farthest reaches of our solar system, almost 10 years after Pluto was demoted.

Orange County Residents Turn Kitchen Scraps to Power Source

Jan 20
Some Orange County residents are learning how citrus peels, lawn clippings - even chicken bones - have a second life as a clean energy source.

Study: Man-Made Heat Put in Oceans Has Doubled Since 1997

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study says.

Support Leg Breaks as SpaceX Rocket Lands on Ocean Barge

By Christopher Weber and John Antczak | Jan 19
After successfully delivering a U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit, a Space X rocket made a hard landing on a floating barge in the roiling Pacific, breaking a support leg and toppling over.

FDA Panel Favors Approval for Drug-Oozing Addiction Implant

By Matthew Perrone | Jan 16
Federal health advisers recommended approval Tuesday for an experimental implant designed to treat patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction.

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