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NASA puts out call for satellite communication services – on Mars

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CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.

U.S. scientists to map interior of Mount St. Helens volcano

SEATTLE - A series of explosions set off by a team of scientists were expected to rattle Washington state's Mount St. Helens on Wednesday as researchers map the interior of the volcano, whose 1980 eruption was the deadliest in U.S. history.

Paracetamol no better than placebo for low back pain, study finds

LONDON - Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday.

Health 5:00am EDT

Dogs are capable of feeling jealousy: U.S. study

- Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way.

23 Jul 2014

Hacking experts build device to protect cars from cyber attacks

(This July 22 story is refiled to include omitted title for Chris Valasek, paragraph 3)

Tech, Cyber Crime 23 Jul 2014

Schizophrenia has many genetic links, study says

NEW YORK - More than 100 locations on the human genome may play a role in a person’s risk of developing schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Health, 22 Jul 2014

U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred

CHICAGO - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday.

Health 21 Jul 2014

Drugmakers to share neglected compounds with British academia

LONDON - A group of seven leading drugmakers has agreed to share an array of neglected experimental medicines with British academic researchers in the latest example of the deepening ties between industry and external scientists.

Health 21 Jul 2014

Forty-five years after Apollo landing, U.S. debates next lunar step

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon's role in future human space exploration.

U.S. 21 Jul 2014

Even in isolated, pristine Tasmania, pressure to allow GMO farming

POWRANNA Australia - Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough. | Video

Environment, Health 18 Jul 2014
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Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid group

UNITED NATIONS - As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group warned on Thursday that malaria was the leading killer in the impoverished landlocked country.