Science

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

Jul 11, 2018

Scientists find red spruce trees rebounding from acid rain with help from pollution controls, changing climate

Medical experts worry about testing DNA to reunite families

Jul 11, 2018

Medical experts worry that testing the DNA of immigrant children separated from parents could damage the family fabric

Test DNA of migrant kids only as last resort, ethicists say

Jul 11, 2018

DNA testing of migrant families raises ethics issues; federal judge curtails practice

Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

Jul 11, 2018

A drug company has sued over plans for Nevada to use its product in a lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S.

The Latest: Judge sets Wednesday hearing on execution drug

Jul 10, 2018

A judge in Las Vegas says she'll hear same-day arguments and expects to decide just hours before a scheduled execution whether a drug company can at least temporarily stop Nevada from using one of its drugs

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

Jul 10, 2018

Hundreds of lawsuits alleging Roundup weed killer caused cancer have cleared a big hurdle

Idaho teacher denies feeding puppy to snapping turtle

Jul 10, 2018

An Idaho teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of several students has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty

Judge says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer causes cancer but experts can make that claim at trial

Jul 10, 2018

Judge says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer causes cancer but experts can make that claim at trial

Management shift begins at US nuclear weapons lab

Jul 9, 2018

The U.S. government has cleared the way for a new management team to begin taking over one of the nation's top nuclear weapons laboratories

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

Jul 9, 2018

Starbucks to rid stores of plastic straws, citing threat to environment

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