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Scientists Claim They Found 'Gay' Gene Changes to Predict Sexuality

Oct 9
Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles, said they can determine someone's sexuality by looking at specific changes in genes.

Disaster Plan Developed in Case Fire Reaches Nuclear Waste

By Jim Salter | Oct 9
A 15-year-old Florida boy is recovering from burns after he asked a friend to ignite his clothes in a social media stunt called "the fire challenge."

US Experts Warn Plutonium Stocks Could Soar in East Asia

By Matthew Pennington and Mari Yamaguchi | Oct 8
Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium - and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.

Colorado Man Gets Probation in Fossil Importation Case

Oct 7
A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Colorado man to one year of probation for understating the value of unspecified fossils imported from China to the United States.

Federal Investigators Hope to Find Cargo Ship's Recorder

By Curt Anderson and Jason Dearen | Oct 7
Federal investigators looking into the ill-fated voyage of a 790-foot freighter believed to have sunk in the Atlantic during Hurricane Joaquin say they still hope to recover a data recorder from the ship.

Is Recycling A Waste?

Oct 7
Americans recycle nearly 90 million tons of trash a year, but it may not be worth the trouble.

Neutrino Research Nets Nobel Prize

By Karl Ritter and Malin Rising | Oct 7
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos change identities as they whiz through the universe, proving that they have mass.

Earthquakes, Elections and More Dissected at New Yorker Fest

By Jocelyn Noveck | Oct 6
The New Yorker festival, said Kathryn Schulz, is the "nerd holiday of New York City." But the festival also touches on the more urgent questions of the day, including the upcoming presidential election and the earthquake risk in the Pacific Northwest.

How to Prepare for Mars? NASA Consults Navy Sub Force

By Michael Melia | Oct 5
As NASA contemplates a manned voyage to Mars and the effects that missions deeper into space could have on astronauts, it's tapping research from another outfit with experience sending people to the deep: the U.S. Navy submarine force.

Strong Evidence Mars Has Streams of Salt Water in Summertime

By Marcia Dunn | Sep 28
Scientists are reporting that Mars appears to have not only frozen water but flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summertime.

Stargazers Witness Rare Event in Supermoon Eclipse

Sep 28
Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.

Multiple Factors Cause High Prescription Drug Prices in US

By Linda A. Johnson | Sep 26
Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.

Fraud Case Alleges Hundreds of Surgeries by Non-Doctor

By Brian Melley | Sep 26
The patient was unconscious and ready for surgery, but the doctor was not in.

Whole Fruit Beats Juice, Doctors Say

Sep 24
To help get kids to eat more fruit, a new study looks at what kinds they like best.

MoneyWatch: Medical Community Protests Pricey AIDS Drug

Sep 24
The cost for a drug used in treating complications in cancer and AIDS cases spikes by 5,000 percent (from $13.50 a pill to $750.00; also, Volkswagen stock plunges and the IRS would like to teach Coca-Cola to sing to the tune of $3 billion in back taxes.

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