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CERN's Large Hadron Collider to resume smashing particles in hunt for dark matter


GENEVA - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will start smashing particles together at unprecedented speed on Wednesday, churning out data for the first time in more than two years that scientists hope might help crack the mystery of "dark matter".

Study shows Pluto's moons in chaos

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Pluto’s outer moons are continuously toppled and turned as they battle the joint gravitational forces of their parent planet and its primary moon Charon, a study published on Wednesday showed.

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U.S. researchers uncover secret of Greenland's vanishing lakes

BOSTON - Scientists were baffled last year after meltwater lakes atop Greenland's ice sheet suddenly drained out at rates rivaling Niagara Falls.

Environment, 5:39pm EDT

American Nobel chemistry laureate Irwin Rose dies at 88

- American Nobel laureate Irwin Rose, a biochemist whose groundbreaking work helped in the development of treatments for cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis, died on Tuesday, the University of California, Irvine said. He was 88.

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Study reveals famous California redwood is 777 years young

- A new study to determine the age of iconic old-growth redwoods in California's Muir Woods has revealed that one of the tallest and most famous trees in the forest is much younger than many assumed given its massive size, scientists said on Tuesday.

02 Jun 2015

Chimps have mental skills to cook: study

NEW YORK - They're not likely to start barbecuing in the rainforest, but chimpanzees can understand the concept of cooking and are willing to postpone eating raw food, even carrying food some distance to cook it rather than eat immediately, scientists reported on Tuesday.

Oddly Enough, 02 Jun 2015

PlanetiQ tests sensor for commercial weather satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL - PlanetiQ, a privately owned company, is beginning a key test intended to pave the way for the first commercial weather satellites.

Environment 02 Jun 2015

Mother fights brain cancer with electric fields

ST. LOUIS MISSOURI - Against all odds, Elizabeth Marek is alive thanks to a tumor-killing device that attacks brain cancer cells with electric fields. Marek has glioblastoma, a deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer with no cure and a life expectancy of just over two years. | Video

Health 02 Jun 2015

Scientists document Florida 'virgin births' of endangered sawfish

WASHINGTON - Scientists have documented in Florida a series of "virgin births," reproduction without mating, in a critically endangered sawfish species pushed to the brink of extinction by over-fishing and habitat destruction.

01 Jun 2015

Bad weather forces solar-powered plane to land in Japan

TOKYO - A solar-powered plane attempting a round-the-world flight will cut short the seventh leg of its 35,000-km global (22,000-mile) journey, landing in Nagoya, western Japan, due to bad weather. | Video

Japan 01 Jun 2015

Pentagon says 51 labs in 17 U.S. states, three nations got live anthrax

WASHINGTON - A U.S. military base in Utah sent live anthrax samples to 51 labs in 17 states, Washington, D.C. and three foreign nations, more than previously disclosed, and the number may rise, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.