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Science Says: What Happens When Researchers Make Mistakes

Science Says: What Happens When Researchers Make Mistakes

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 16
Everyone makes mistakes, but when scientists do, the remedy goes far beyond saying you're sorry. Two fresh examples show how some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the record straight.

Mormon Genealogical Database to Accept Same-Sex Couples

Mormon Genealogical Database to Accept Same-Sex Couples

By Brady McCombs | Jun 16
The Mormon church's massive genealogical database will begin accepting submissions of names of people from same-sex relationships sometime next year.

Rare Type of Tick Inexplicably Turns Up in Arkansas

Rare Type of Tick Inexplicably Turns Up in Arkansas

By Hannah Grabenstein | Jun 15
No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the continent.

Tiny Ancient Quran on Display in Israel for Ramadan

Tiny Ancient Quran on Display in Israel for Ramadan

By Caron Creighton | Jun 14
A 10th-century Quran, unique in size and style, has gone on display for the first time as part of a collection of Islamic texts being shown at Israel's National Library to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Sculpted Head of Mystery Biblical King Found in Israel

Sculpted Head of Mystery Biblical King Found in Israel

By Ilan Ben Zion | Jun 12
An enigmatic sculpture of a king's head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.

'SPACE: An Out-of-Gravity Experience' at Boston's Museum of Science

'SPACE: An Out-of-Gravity Experience' at Boston's Museum of Science

Jun 12
Visitors to the Museum of Science, Boston will get a first-hand, climb-aboard, cosmic experience and learn what it takes to live and work in space at the Museum's newest exhibit, "SPACE: An Out-of-Gravity Experience."

AP Explains: Zika and Its Link to Microcephaly

AP Explains: Zika and Its Link to Microcephaly

By Sarah DiLorenzo | Jun 11
Three years ago, Brazil experienced a major Zika outbreak that led to the revelation that the virus can cause severe birth defects. Here's a look at what scientists know today about Zika and its effect on developing fetuses.

Scientists: No Way to Know When Hawaii Eruption Will End

Scientists: No Way to Know When Hawaii Eruption Will End

By Caleb Jones | Jun 10
Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there's no way to know when the eruption will end.

 Scientists Reflect On Past, Future Mars Missions

Scientists Reflect On Past, Future Mars Missions

Jun 10
Fifteen years ago, NASA launched the first of two Mars Exploration Rovers from Cape Canaveral. Spirit launched on June 10th, 2003, weeks before its twin, to the applause of mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

Sobering Report Teases Out Factors Leading to Suicides

Sobering Report Teases Out Factors Leading to Suicides

By Carla K. Johnson | Jun 10
Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government report released Thursday.

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

Superbug Infections Rising Among Injection Drug Users

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 10
Users of heroin and other injection drugs were 16 times more likely than other people to develop severe illnesses from MRSA, said the report published Thursday.

Report: U.S. High-Tide Flooding Twice What It Was 30 Years Ago

Report: U.S. High-Tide Flooding Twice What It Was 30 Years Ago

By Wayne Parry | Jun 9
A new report finds that high-tide flooding is happening across the United States at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago and predicts records for such flooding will continue to be broken for decades as sea levels rise.

New Mars Discoveries Advance Case for Possible Life

New Mars Discoveries Advance Case for Possible Life

By Marcia Dunn | Jun 9
Scientists reported Thursday that NASA's Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life in an ancient Martian lakebed. Hints have been found before, but this is the best evidence yet.

Rising Seas and Raising Questions in Booming Boston District

Rising Seas and Raising Questions in Booming Boston District

By Philip Marcelo | Jun 8
After bad flooding this past winter, some wonder whether it was a bright idea to invest so much in a man-made peninsula that sits barely above sea level.

Study Finds Possible Deep Faults, Possible Earthquake Source

Study Finds Possible Deep Faults, Possible Earthquake Source

By Ken Miller | Jun 7
Scientists may have found previously unmapped faults in Oklahoma that could be contributing to a sharp increase in induced earthquakes in the state, according to a report on a study that used magnetic imaging.

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