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Scientists Witness Huge Cosmic Crash

Scientists Witness Huge Cosmic Crash

Oct 17
A violent collision of two super-dense neutron stars in a distant galaxy has helped astronomers uncover cosmic secrets, including where gold comes from. Scientists revealed that detectors picked up the crash's faint signals in mid-August.

Russia Launches European Atmosphere Monitoring Satellite

Russia Launches European Atmosphere Monitoring Satellite

Oct 15
Russia successfully launched a satellite into orbit Friday that will monitor Europe's atmosphere, helping to study air pollution.

FDA Advisers Endorse Gene Therapy to Treat Form of Blindness

FDA Advisers Endorse Gene Therapy to Treat Form of Blindness

By Matthew Perrone | Oct 14
A potentially groundbreaking treatment for a rare form of blindness moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday, as federal health advisers endorsed the experimental gene therapy.

Seeing Hope: FDA Panel Considers Gene Therapy for Blindness

Seeing Hope: FDA Panel Considers Gene Therapy for Blindness

By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 12
On Thursday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy that improved vision for these three youths and some others with hereditary blindness.

Astronauts Go Spacewalking to Grease Robot Arm's New Hand

Astronauts Go Spacewalking to Grease Robot Arm's New Hand

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 11
NASA astronauts took another spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, this time to grease the robot arm's new hand.

Scientists Say Cost of Capturing CO2 Declining

Scientists Say Cost of Capturing CO2 Declining

By Michael Virtanen | Oct 11
Technology now in limited use removes about 90 percent of carbon dioxide from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants, but energy experts say cost remains the chief obstacle to bringing "clean coal" into the mainstream.

60 Years After Sputnik, Russian Space Program Faces Troubles

60 Years After Sputnik, Russian Space Program Faces Troubles

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Oct 5
Six decades after Sputnik, a refined version of the rocket that put the first artificial satellite in orbit remains the mainstay of Russia's space program - a sign it has failed to build upon its achievements.

Nobel Prize Honors Method Revealing Details of Molecules

Nobel Prize Honors Method Revealing Details of Molecules

By Jim Heintz and David Keyton | Oct 4
Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way to create exquisitely detailed images of the molecules driving life.

Nobel Prize Cites Finding of Ripples in Fabric of Universe

Nobel Prize Cites Finding of Ripples in Fabric of Universe

By Jim Heintz and David Keyton | Oct 3
Three scientists on Tuesday won a Nobel Physics Prize for their roles in detecting faint ripples flying through the universe - gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein.

Here's Looking At You: Final Rosetta Photo Shows Rocky Comet

Here's Looking At You: Final Rosetta Photo Shows Rocky Comet

Oct 1
The European Space Agency says scientists have pieced together a final image of a comet's surface taken by its Rosetta probe just before its mission ended in a slow-motion crash a year ago.

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight from Hawaiian Opponents

Telescope Project Still Faces Fight from Hawaiian Opponents

By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher | Oct 1
The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope project on Thursday won key state approval to join other telescopes atop the dormant volcano, but passionate protesters vowed to continue fighting construction on land that's sacred to Native Hawaiians.

Authorities: DNA Technology Cracks Killer Clown Cold Case

Authorities: DNA Technology Cracks Killer Clown Cold Case

By Terry Spencer | Sep 30
Almost three decades later after a killer disguised as a clown gunned down a victim, authorities say they have arrested a suspect: A woman who was said to be having an affair with Warren's husband and, years after the killing, married him.

Australia to Create Its Own Space Agency for Economic Boost

Australia to Create Its Own Space Agency for Economic Boost

Sep 27
Australia announced on Monday it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy.

Studying 1 Million People to End Cookie-Cutter Health Care

Studying 1 Million People to End Cookie-Cutter Health Care

By Lauran Neergaard | Sep 27
In a quest to end cookie-cutter health care, U.S. researchers are getting ready to recruit more than 1 million people for an unprecedented study to learn how our genes, environments and lifestyles interact and affect health.

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.

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