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Iowa 'Fetal Heartbeat' Bill To Ban Abortions After 6 Weeks Poised For Passage

May 2, 2018 - 4:41am

The bill, which would ban most abortions illegal after a fetal heartbeat bill can be detected. The Republican-majority state Senate fast-tracked the bill early Wednesday.

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States Sue The EPA To Protect Obama-Era Fuel Efficiency Standards

May 1, 2018 - 6:36pm

California is leading a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's plan to weaken car emissions standards. EPA chief Scott Pruitt says the rules, designed to fight climate change, are too strict.

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Stolen Iranian Nuclear Plans May Trigger New Inspections

May 1, 2018 - 4:54pm

Former inspectors say documents obtained by the Israeli government may prompt a fresh look at the nation's nuclear sites.

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Experimental Lung Treatment Could Make Breathing Easier

May 1, 2018 - 2:49pm

Lung surfactant coats tiny air sacs in the lung. Without it, every breath is a struggle, like blowing up millions of little balloons. With surfactant, breathing is as easy as blowing soap bubbles.

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World's Oldest Spider Dies At 43

May 1, 2018 - 2:33pm

Australian scientists have reported that a spider — assumed to be the world's oldest — has died at 43, outliving its nearest rival by 15 years. The arachnid is believed to have survived for so long by sticking to one protected burrow its entire life and expending minimal energy.

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'On Fire For God's Work': How Scott Pruitt's Faith Drives His Politics

May 1, 2018 - 2:33pm

Before Scott Pruitt became the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, his political career was guided in large part by his Southern Baptist faith and a faith-based agenda.

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This Is What That 'Salmon-Safe' Label Says About Your Wine Or Eggs

May 1, 2018 - 6:00am

Many consumers don't yet understand the label, but grocery stores are now buying from "salmon-safe" farms, which help protect fish by banning pesticides and keeping manure out of the land's waterways.

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New Director Of Air And Space Museum Is The First Woman To Hold The Job

April 30, 2018 - 6:24pm

Ellen Stofan says she hopes to inspire the next generation with more stories about the women and people of color who have been involved in the aviation and space business since the beginning.

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Why The U.S. And Britain Are Teaming Up To Study A Massive Glacier In Antarctica

April 30, 2018 - 2:39pm

A major scientific research project announced Monday will focus on the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica, which has ice two miles thick. But as the ocean gets warmer, some models predict the glacier could make the global sea level rise by two or three feet over the next hundred years.

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Russia Launches Floating Nuclear Power Plant; It's Headed To The Arctic

April 30, 2018 - 1:33pm

It's the first nuclear power plant of its kind, Russian officials say. Called the Akademik Lomonoso, it was towed out of St. Petersburg.

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So A Rice Grower And A Wheat Grower Walk Into A Coffee Shop

April 30, 2018 - 10:56am

A new study suggests that modern-day Chinese might behave differently in coffee shops — depending on whether their ancestors grew rice or wheat.

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Australia Investing $377 Million To Protect Great Barrier Reef

April 30, 2018 - 10:13am

Storms, warmer waters and coral-eating starfish have harmed the iconic coral reef system off Australia's coast. Now the Australian government has announced a plan to boost funding for the reef.

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?: Kids' TV, Then And Now

April 30, 2018 - 9:06am

Meet the woman in charge of PBS Kids.

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Report To Army Finds Blast From Some Weapons May Put Shooter's Brain At Risk

April 30, 2018 - 3:01am

Service members who fire certain weapons can get concussion-like symptoms from the blasts, an Army-commissioned report finds. It urges taking measures to cut the risk of lasting brain damage.

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Probiotics For Babies And Kids? New Research Explores Good Bacteria

April 30, 2018 - 3:00am

Sales of probiotics are soaring. While some studies on this beneficial bacteria show it can treat specific health issues in children, scientists are exploring how it may help gut health more broadly.

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