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Devastating Toxic Algae Bloom Plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

Devastating Toxic Algae Bloom Plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

By Tamara Lush | Aug 14
A toxic algae bloom has overrun Florida's southern Gulf Coast this summer, devastating sea life and driving people from the water.

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

Multi-Gene Test May Detect Heart Disease Risk and More

By Lauran Neergaard | Aug 14
Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

'Touch the Sun': NASA Spacecraft Hurtles Toward Our Star

'Touch the Sun': NASA Spacecraft Hurtles Toward Our Star

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 13
A NASA spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.

Medication Given to Sick Killer Whale at Sea to Save Her

Medication Given to Sick Killer Whale at Sea to Save Her

Aug 12
A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare effort to save her.

 Doctors Nudged by Overdose Letter Prescribe Fewer Opioids

Doctors Nudged by Overdose Letter Prescribe Fewer Opioids

By Carla K. Johnson | Aug 12
In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids.

Last-Minute Technical Problem Delays NASA's Flight to Sun

Last-Minute Technical Problem Delays NASA's Flight to Sun

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 11
A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun.

NASA Experiment That Included Trump Note Caused Alarm

NASA Experiment That Included Trump Note Caused Alarm

Aug 11
A suspicious package that fell from the sky over New Jersey caused some alarm because it contained a note that mentioned President Donald Trump.

NASA Embarks On A Mission To 'Touch' The Sun

NASA Embarks On A Mission To 'Touch' The Sun

Aug 10
NASA's Parker Solar Probe will hurtle through the sizzling solar atmosphere and come within just 3.8 million miles of the star's surface. Scientists hope the mission will help them unravel some of the sun's mysteries.

Rocket City, Alabama: Space History and An Eye on the Future

Rocket City, Alabama: Space History and An Eye on the Future

By Marcia Dunn | Aug 8
From the first U.S. satellites and astronauts, to the Apollo moon shots, to the space shuttles and now NASA's still-in-development Space Launch System, rocket history inundates Huntsville, Alabama.

Japanese Students Use VR to Recreate Hiroshima Bombing

Japanese Students Use VR to Recreate Hiroshima Bombing

By Haruka Nuga | Aug 8
Over two years, a group of Japanese high school students has been painstakingly producing a five-minute virtual reality experience that recreates the sights and sounds of Hiroshima.

Trump Wants A Space Force, but Pentagon Has Different Idea

Trump Wants A Space Force, but Pentagon Has Different Idea

By Robert Burns | Aug 7
President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space.

The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers Document the City's Plants

The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers Document the City's Plants

By Emiliano Rodriguez Mega | Aug 6
Citizen scientists had catalogued more than 26,000 wild plants, and documented new populations of invasive species and native weeds that seem to be disappearing, like the green comet milkweed.

Birds Learn Another 'Language' by Eavesdropping on Neighbors

Birds Learn Another 'Language' by Eavesdropping on Neighbors

By Christina Larson | Aug 6
Wild critters are known to listen to each other for clues about lurking predators, effectively eavesdropping on other species' chatter.

Deep Origin of Rare Blue Diamonds Revealed in Their Flaws

Deep Origin of Rare Blue Diamonds Revealed in Their Flaws

By Christina Larson | Aug 5
Blue diamonds - like the Smithsonian's famous Hope diamond - are the rarest of all and how they formed more than a billion years ago is a bit of a mystery. Now scientists think they have a glimmer of an answer.

Lisbon breaks record for maximum temp, hits 44 C (111.2 F)

Lisbon breaks record for maximum temp, hits 44 C (111.2 F)

Aug 5
Lisbon broke a 37-year-old record to notch its hottest temperature ever as an unrelenting heat wave baked Portugal and neighboring Spain. New heat records were set in 26 places around Portugal.

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