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'We Need Hundreds': Fire Victims' Families Urged to Give DNA

'We Need Hundreds': Fire Victims' Families Urged to Give DNA

By Kathleen Ronayne | Nov 21
Authorities are using a powerful tool in their effort to identify the scores of people killed by the wildfire that ripped through Northern California: Rapid DNA testing that produces results in just two hours.

Sensual Goddess Fresco Discovered in Ancient Pompeii Bedroom

Sensual Goddess Fresco Discovered in Ancient Pompeii Bedroom

Nov 21
Archaeologists have found in an ancient Pompeii bedroom a fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan.

Dig Resurrects A Feud over Which Town is A State's Oldest

Dig Resurrects A Feud over Which Town is A State's Oldest

By Dave Collins | Nov 20
An archaeological dig is rekindling a feud between two towns over which was the first in Connecticut.

How Your Cat's Sandpapery Tongue Deep Cleans

How Your Cat's Sandpapery Tongue Deep Cleans

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 20
Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool.

Russian, U.S. Officials Say Space Cooperation Remains Strong

Russian, U.S. Officials Say Space Cooperation Remains Strong

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Nov 20
Russian and U.S. space officials hailed the joint work of their programs Monday and said cooperation remains strong despite political tensions between their countries.

Fight over Dinosaur Fossils Comes Down to What's A Mineral

Fight over Dinosaur Fossils Comes Down to What's A Mineral

By Amy Beth Hanson | Nov 18
About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of "mineral."

Meditation Helps Vets with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Meditation Helps Vets with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 18
Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Report Details Damage to Ancient Yemeni Archaeological Sites

Report Details Damage to Ancient Yemeni Archaeological Sites

By Maggie Michael | Nov 18
A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect Yemenis' "collective memory."

Rare Conservation Win: Mountain Gorilla Population Ticks Up

Rare Conservation Win: Mountain Gorilla Population Ticks Up

By Christina Larson | Nov 17
There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say.

Farm Animals May Soon Get New Features Through Gene Editing

Farm Animals May Soon Get New Features Through Gene Editing

By Candice Choi | Nov 16
Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab.

Take A Weight Off: 'Grand K' Kilo Being Retired

Take A Weight Off: 'Grand K' Kilo Being Retired

By John Leicester | Nov 16
Humankind is about to sever one of the links between its present and its past. The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.

Next Generation of Biotech Food Heading for Grocery Stores

Next Generation of Biotech Food Heading for Grocery Stores

By Lauran Neergaard | Nov 15
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

New Exercise Guidelines: Move More, Sit Less, Start Younger

By Marilynn Marchione | Nov 14
Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.

Egypt's Newly Discovered Tombs Hold Mummies, Animal Statues

Egypt's Newly Discovered Tombs Hold Mummies, Animal Statues

Nov 13
A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.

Next U.S. Astronaut on Russian Rocket Confident After Mishaps

Next U.S. Astronaut on Russian Rocket Confident After Mishaps

By Marcia Dunn | Nov 13
A U.S. astronaut said Friday she has no qualms about riding a Russian rocket next month despite back-to-back mishaps.

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