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Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:33pm

A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.

Amazon unveils Alexa-controlled microwave, wall clock and new Echo devices

Heather Kelly  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:27pm

It's only the beginning for Alexa.

Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:14pm

Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal.

Tossed net captures space junk in orbit-cleanup experiment

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:55am

A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up debris in orbit.

iPhone XS and XS Max review: Apple's latest are the best yet. But do you need them?

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:26am

Each year, Apple CEO Tim Cook calls the next-generation iPhones the best ever made.

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:02pm

A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried.

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:19pm

Donald Trump Jr.'s attack tweet this week showing CNN's Anderson Cooper waist-deep in flood waters has driven home the point that politics — not just weather — was an important subtext of the media's coverage of Hurricane Florence.

US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:42pm

The U.S. government will test and implement a new system to capture and destroy dangerous vapors released at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site as part of a settlement agreement reached Wednesday.

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:49am

The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:37pm

Research shows VR therapy can lead to real-world gains for people with phobias, and works as well as traditional exposure therapy, which slowly subjects patients to what causes anxiety for them.

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:42pm

Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:00pm

Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.

The Latest: States sue over Trump pollution rollback

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:35pm

The Latest on a Trump administration rollback of a rule meant to curb pollution emissions from oil and gas drilling on public lands (all times local):

Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant: Which is best?

Hannah Leavitt,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:39pm

These days, many homes have a common resident: Siri, Alexa or Google Home. But what sets them apart from each other? decided to find out.

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:15pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane — a key contributor to climate change that's released in huge amounts during drilling on U.S. and tribal lands.

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Seth Borenstein and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:42am

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out.

New DNA testing helps solve 19-year-old rape, murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:47am

New DNA testing has helped investigators in Florida solve a 19-year-old rape and murder case.

Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:12pm

A leading medical journal has retracted six food research articles by a Cornell University marketing professor, saying the results can't be verified.

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era methane pollution rule that aimed to help combat climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:12pm

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era methane pollution rule that aimed to help combat climate change.

Russian cosmonauts to conduct spacewalk to probe into leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:56pm

A space official says that Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station to inspect a section where a mysterious leak has been discovered.