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Jul 26, 2016

Early menopause may speed up aging in women, study says

Women who enter menopause early may age faster than women in whom menopause arrives later, said a study Monday that could help pinpoint women at highest risk of age-related diseases. The findings could settle a long-standing debate, said Steve Horvath, a professor of human ...

Dolly's legacy: Are you eating cloned meat?

Jul 23, 2016

Dolly's legacy: Are you eating cloned meat?

Two decades after Scotland’s Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal, consumers may well wonder whether they are drinking milk or eating meat from cookie-cutter cows or their offspring. The simple answer — “probably.” The fact is, there is no way to know ...

'One-two punch' delivered dino death blow

Jul 23, 2016

'One-two punch' delivered dino death blow

The dinosaurs’ long reign was not ended by a merciful knockout punch, but torturous millennia of climate change before and after the oft-blamed space rock slammed into Earth, scientists said last week. The impact at Chicxulub in modern-day Mexico certainly contributed to the giant ...

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

Jul 23, 2016

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act also stresses drug treatment and overdose prevention to help stanch the nation’s heroin and opioid drug ...

U.S. to return Maya artifacts to Guatemala

Jul 23, 2016

U.S. to return Maya artifacts to Guatemala

Seven priceless Maya artifacts looted from Guatemala decades ago are being returned after a representative for an antiquities collector grew suspicious of their origin and contacted the FBI. Experts called in by the agency quickly determined that the limestone pieces, all more than a ...

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Jul 22, 2016

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees. The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are ...