As a newborn, Maverick Coltrin was expected to die within months. But doctors turned to genome testing, which revealed he has pyridoxine-dependent epi

Debate rises over whether every baby should have genome sequenced

The benefits also come with some sticky ethical questions for researchers.

WALL-E, EVE hitch ride to Mars as they break new ground

May 17
For the first time, cube-shaped satellites set sail for deep space. NASA is testing whether they can transmit data from Mars.
This is the first time little cube-shaped satellites, CubeSats as they're known, have set sail for deep space.

Archaeologists in Virginia find artifacts of maritime colony life

May 17
The remnants of 18th century ships at the site of a new waterfront development along the Potomac River, in Alexandria, Va., April 14, 2018. Nestled in
Well-preserved ships and their artifacts have been unearthed that offer a glimpse of life at what was once one of the busiest ports in the North American colonies.
Science
May 19

Kidney stone pain overtreated in ER but lighter approach just as effective, data say

At three HealthEast east metro ERs over three years, patients who were given Toradol anti-inflammatory drugs generally had better results.
Nation
May 18
This Thursday, May 17, 2018 image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a view of the ash plume resulting from an early morning explosion at Ki

'Excited and scared': Hawaii volcano spews huge cloud of ash

A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted anew Thursday with little sound and only modest fury, spewing a steely gray plume of ash about 30,000 feet (9,100 meters) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.
Science
May 18

Science briefs: Wood frogs don't pee all winter

If you’ve ever been unable to find a bathroom in a moment of need, you know the gotta-go feeling. That’s nothing compared to the wood…
Science
May 18

Study on microbial denizens may offer insights on evolution

The microbial denizens of Monterey Canyon are far different from many of their surface-dwelling brethren.
Science
May 18

Will rising seas eventually devour California's beachfront homes?

California regulators are urging local officials to brace for retreat.
Science
May 18

'Rapid autopsy' seeks clues to cancer within hours of death

The idea is to obtain tumor tissue immediately after death — before it has a chance to degrade.
Science
May 18

Health briefs: Breast-feeding may not affect kids' IQ after all

Some observational studies have suggested that children who are exclusively breast-fed have higher IQs through adolescence, and even higher incomes at age 30. But a…
Science
May 18
LaTasha Unseld was hospitalized for head trauma after being attacked by a former partner.

Research on NFL players' brains may reveal clues for abuse survivors

Domestic violence can mirror football injuries.
Science
May 18
Cryotherapy, a freezing treatment used by elite athletes such as LeBron James and Michael Phelps, is just one of the pricey injury recovery and preven

Not just for the elite: Cryotherapy trend heats up for workout recovery

The pricey injury recovery and prevention strategies that are exploding in popularity — despite a lack of scientific evidence.
Nation
May 17
Possible benefits of moderate drinking were under review.

NIH halts controversial study of moderate drinking health effects

Review of health effects underwritten by industry.
Business
May 16
This undated photo provided by NOAA in May 2018 shows aurora australis near the South Pole Atmospheric Research Observatory in Antarctica. When a hole

Someone is making banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists say

Scientists said they were astounded by emissions.
Local
May 16
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks at a meeting in the White House in Washington, Feb. 12, 2018.

Top Minnesota environment, health officials blast EPA rule

Proposed limits on research would threaten lives, they say in a blistering letter to the federal agency.
World
May 16
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017 file photo, people walks past Sinarmas Land Plaza during a car-free day at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesi

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation.
Business
May 15
A Google employee demonstrated the company’s artificial intelligence at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., last week.

Should Google's new program that sounds human have to tell people it's a machine?

Machines are sounding more like individuals, but there's no rules on using the technology.
TV & Media
May 15
FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square.

Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is more challenging than weeding out other types of unacceptable posts because computer programs still stumble over the nuances of human language, the company revealed Tuesday.
World
May 15
In the U.S., 90 percent of households have air-conditioning.

Rising air-conditioning use could increase greenhouse gas emissions

The number of air conditioners worldwide is predicted to soar from 1.6 billion units now to 5.6 billion by midcentury, according to a new report.
Business
May 13
This Friday, May 11, 2018, photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire

Police probe whether Autopilot feature was on in Tesla crash

Police are investigating whether a Tesla sedan's semi-autonomous Autopilot feature was engaged when it rear-ended a fire department truck in Utah.
Minneapolis
May 12

Minneapolis urges residents to help protect bees

Effort is aimed at ending the use of pesticides that poison bees, butterflies.
Science
May 12
Americans waste about one pound of food per person per day, and they throw away trillions of gallons of water in the process.

Americans waste a lot of food each week, and it has a high cost

If you're ready to accept the full guilt of the situation, researchers have totaled it up for you.
Variety
May 12
James Harrison has 1,173 total blood donations in his lifetime.

For six decades, 'the man with the golden arm' donated blood — and saved 2.4 million babies

James Harrison's blood contains a rare antibody that helps prevent birth defects.