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So Far, Cultured Meat Has Been Burgers: Next Big Challenge, Animal-Free Steaks

So Far, Cultured Meat Has Been Burgers: Next Big Challenge, Animal-Free Steaks

| Jul 10
Bioengineers are taking on the next tougher challenge: growing structured cuts of meat like a steak or a chicken cutlet.

Before Moon Landing, Astronauts Learned Geology in Arizona

Before Moon Landing, Astronauts Learned Geology in Arizona

| By Felicia Fonseca | Jul 9
Before Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin knew they would be the first to walk on the moon, they took crash courses in geology at the Grand Canyon and a nearby impact crater that is the most well-preserved on Earth.

Activists Worry About Potential Abuse of Face Scans for ICE

Activists Worry About Potential Abuse of Face Scans for ICE

| By Frank Bajak | Jul 9
Civil rights activists complained Monday of the potential for widespread abuse following confirmation that at least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without consent.

Confused About What to Eat? Science Can Help

Confused About What to Eat? Science Can Help

| Jul 9
Do you want science-based information about diet but don't know whom or what to believe? You're not alone: More than 80 percent of Americans are befuddled.

Infecting Healthy People in Vaccine Research: Ethical and Necessary?

Infecting Healthy People in Vaccine Research: Ethical and Necessary?

| Jul 8
Because of the risks involved, this kind of research raises difficult ethical questions. For example, who should be infected? And which pathogens would be too dangerous to use?

Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Plant A Trillion Trees

Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Plant A Trillion Trees

| By Seth Borenstein | Jul 7
The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more.

Scholars Say Philistine Genes Help Solve Biblical Mystery

Scholars Say Philistine Genes Help Solve Biblical Mystery

| By Ilan Ben Zion | Jul 7
Human remains from an ancient cemetery in southern Israel have yielded precious bits of DNA that a new study says help prove the European origin of the Philistines — the enigmatic nemeses of the biblical Israelites.

Arctic Mission Will Trap Scientists in Ice to Study Climate Change

Arctic Mission Will Trap Scientists in Ice to Study Climate Change

| Jul 6
Scientists plan to sail a ship into the Arctic Ocean, anchor it to a large piece of sea ice and allow the water to freeze around them, effectively trapping themselves in the vast sheet of white that forms over the North Pole each winter.

Russia's Whale Release Plan Called Success Despite Criticism

Russia's Whale Release Plan Called Success Despite Criticism

| Jul 6
Russian scientists said Thursday that an effort to put nearly 100 illegally captured whales back in open water has been successful so far, but some environmentalists claimed it was badly organized.

Orange Fireball Lighting Florida Sky was Chinese Space Junk

Orange Fireball Lighting Florida Sky was Chinese Space Junk

| By Kelli Kennedy | Jul 5
Conspiracy theorists took to social media in a flurry of excitement Wednesday after a mysterious flying object resembling an orange fireball streaked across the Florida sky.

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