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Officials eye ways to protect squirrels near Idaho dam
April 19th, 2018. 2:52 PM

Officials are eyeing ways to protect a threatened squirrel species amid plans to expand a dam in western Idaho

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Los Angeles port commission approves SpaceX rocket facility
April 19th, 2018. 2:31 PM

Los Angeles harbor commissioners have approved a permit for Space Exploration Technologies to build a facility to manufacture a Mars rocket that will be so big it will require an oceangoing barge for transport to launch sites

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Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift
April 18th, 2018. 2:03 PM

Brown University's brain science institute has been given $100 million to advance the understanding of the brain and what causes Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases

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Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument
April 17th, 2018. 8:51 PM

The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument

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Mayor says SpaceX to build new rocket in Port of Los Angeles
April 16th, 2018. 6:50 PM

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says SpaceX will build a big, new rocket in the city's port

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Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood
April 12th, 2018. 12:29 AM

Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations that limit imports and exports of precious rosewood

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More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label
April 10th, 2018. 3:03 PM

Some traditional organic farmers rebel with plans for new organic label

More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label
Report: Breakthrough on devastating citrus disease unlikely
April 10th, 2018. 1:31 PM

An organization that advises the federal government on science and technical matters has dire news for Florida's citrus industry

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NY to spend $6M per year on computer training for teachers
April 9th, 2018. 4:34 PM

New York state will spend $6 million on computer training for teachers, part of a broader effort to expand access to computer science education at all levels of public schooling

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10 teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition
April 9th, 2018. 2:42 PM

Ten finalists in a contest to make money from carbon dioxide pollution announced, will share $5 million in prize money

10 teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition
UN holds meeting on curbing greenhouse emissions from ships
April 9th, 2018. 10:28 AM

The U.N. maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships

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Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition
April 8th, 2018. 2:06 PM

Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal

Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition
Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast
April 5th, 2018. 7:12 PM

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 struck off the coast of Southern California, but only minor damage has been reported on one of the Channel Islands

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Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship
April 5th, 2018. 6:53 PM

Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket

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Thousands of convictions tainted by rogue lab chemist tossed
April 5th, 2018. 5:19 PM

A judge on Massachusetts' highest court has ordered the dismissal of thousands of cases tainted by a former chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she worked at a state drug lab for eight years

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Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse
April 5th, 2018. 1:33 PM

Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets

Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse
Plowing a path: State to buy farms to help new farmers
April 4th, 2018. 12:05 AM

Rhode Island is launching a program to buy farms and sell them to new farmers for dirt cheap

Plowing a path: State to buy farms to help new farmers
The Latest: US technology think tank is unhappy with tariffs
April 3rd, 2018. 7:42 PM

US proposes tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese products as trade tensions rise

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US targets waiver letting California steer emissions limits
April 3rd, 2018. 4:32 PM

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has turned his sights upon a longstanding federal waiver that allows California to set its own, tough tailpipe emission standards

US targets waiver letting California steer emissions limits
Correction: Science Says-Coffee-Cancer Risk story
April 3rd, 2018. 4:29 PM

Correction: Science Says-Coffee-Cancer Risk story

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