Remains of 4 early colonial leaders found at Jamestown, Va.

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders found at Jamestown, Va.

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.

Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

July 28
Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup
Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious.

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

July 28
Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
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Era of deep-sea mining appears to be dawning as conservationists urge caution

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Scientists correct case of mistaken identity and discover remains of Alexander the Great's father

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August 1

Coal mining project pits two tribes, and their ways of life, against each other

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August 1

Scientists seek to geoengineer our way out of climate change

Their audacious device might solve one of humanity’s most profound dilemmas — a “cloud whitener” designed to cool a warming planet.
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August 1

Scientists partner with inmates to train dogs that save lives

Organizers say the regimen produces highly disciplined dogs whose abilities rival or surpass cutting-edge technology in finding elusive, dangerous targets.
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August 1

Health briefs: Study on marriage and health is retracted over coding error

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Cellular cheaters give rise to cancer

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August 1

Powerful cholesterol-lowering drugs could be game changer for some

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August 1
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August 1
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Nation
July 28

Photos: Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown, Va.

The four burial sites were uncovered in the earthen floor of what was Jamestown's historic Anglican church from 1608, a team of scientists and historians announced Tuesday, July 28.
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July 27

Racers worry that mining is robbing Utah's Salt Flats of precious resource

Some fear that mining is depleting Utah of its precious resource
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July 25

Utah's Staircase Monument steps back in time to twilight of dinosaurs

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July 25

Hackers demand ransom in bitcoins to elude detection

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July 25

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Brain waves help predict which kids will struggle with reading

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Invasion of the ant nest beetle – it's just too easy

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Video game lets kids be heroes for environmental science

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