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Federal study: Chemicals toxic at levels EPA thought safe
June 22nd, 2018  12:05 PM

A previously blocked federal study says the chemicals used by a West Virginia factory to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had thought were safe

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TV weather presenters don ties to highlight global warming
June 22nd, 2018  9:59 AM

TV weather presenters around the world have teamed up to highlight the impact of climate change by wearing ties, pendants and badges with "warming stripes" while on air

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Federal study: Chemicals toxic below recommended EPA levels
June 21st, 2018  10:27 PM

A recently released federal study says the chemicals DuPont used to make non-stick products are dangerous at levels well below those recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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A look at how "cultured" meat works
June 19th, 2018  1:03 PM

A look at how "cultured" meat works

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Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom
June 18th, 2018  5:57 PM

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom
Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
June 18th, 2018  5:34 PM

President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space

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Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
June 18th, 2018  2:42 PM

President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space

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The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk
June 18th, 2018  12:57 PM

President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space

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The Latest: Trump tells Pentagon to create "Space Force"
June 18th, 2018  12:40 PM

12:35 p.m.: President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create the 'Space Force' as an independent service branch

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Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target
June 18th, 2018  10:54 AM

Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target
Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
June 18th, 2018  10:44 AM

The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing many young players

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem
California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk
June 15th, 2018  8:36 PM

California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk
NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems
June 15th, 2018  8:27 PM

The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems
AP: Trump 2020 working with ex-Cambridge Analytica staffers
June 15th, 2018  3:42 PM

The AP has learned that Donald Trump's campaign is secretly working with former employees of disgraced political consultancy company Cambridge Analytica. The employees' new firm denies the link, but confirms work for the Republican National Committee.

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Chicago airport plan is 1 of many Musk dream projects
June 14th, 2018  7:04 PM

A newly announced project by billionaire innovator Elon Musk for a tunnel transit system that would carry travelers to and from Chicago O'Hare International Airport at up to 150 mph is another on a growing list of Musk dream projects

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Spacewalking astronauts set up TV cameras for arriving ships
June 14th, 2018  3:36 PM

Spacewalking astronauts have set up TV cameras for new crew capsules set to arrive in coming months

Spacewalking astronauts set up TV cameras for arriving ships
Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017
June 14th, 2018  2:17 PM

Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year

Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017
Spacewalking astronauts set up TV cameras for arriving ships
June 14th, 2018  9:52 AM

Spacewalking astronauts are setting up TV cameras for new crew capsules set to arrive in coming months

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Science panel says the FAA is too tough on drones
June 11th, 2018  5:36 PM

A board that advises the government on science says federal safety regulators are too strict in approving new uses for drones

Science panel says the FAA is too tough on drones
New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab
June 8th, 2018  5:41 PM

Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm

New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

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