Archive | December 2017

Science News – Top 10 Science Stories of 2017

 

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Colliding neutron stars, gene editing, human origins and more top stories of 2017

BY SCIENCE NEWS STAFF

A gravitational wave discovery is the year’s biggest science story — again. Read More

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This year’s neutron star collision unlocks cosmic mysteries

BY EMILY CONOVER

A rare and long-awaited astronomical event united thousands of astronomers in a frenzy of observations. Read More

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CRISPR gene editing moved into new territory in 2017

BY TINA HESMAN SAEY

Scientists edited viable human embryos with CRISPR/Cas9 this year. Read More

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The Larsen C ice shelf break has sparked groundbreaking research

BY CAROLYN GRAMLING

The hubbub over the iceberg that broke off Larsen C may have died down, but scientists are just getting warmed up to study the aftermath. Read More

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The story of humans’ origins got a revision in 2017

BY BRUCE BOWER

Human evolution may have involved the gradual assembly of scattered skeletal traits, fossils of Homo naledi and other species show. Read More

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Seven Earth-sized planets entered the spotlight this year

BY LISA GROSSMAN

The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single cool star fuels a debate over what counts as good news in the search for life outside the solar system. Read More

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A quantum communications satellite proved its potential in 2017

BY EMILY CONOVER

Quantum communication through space is now possible, putting the quantum internet within closer reach. Read More

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Worries grow that climate change will quietly steal nutrients from major food crops

BY SUSAN MILIUS

Studies show that rice, wheat and other staples could lose proteins and minerals, putting more people at risk of hunger worldwide. Read More

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Approval of gene therapies for two blood cancers led to an ’explosion of interest’ in 2017

BY LAUREL HAMERS

The first gene therapies approved in the United States are treating patients with certain types of leukemia and lymphoma. Read More

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Brains of former football players showed how common traumatic brain injuries might be

BY LAURA SANDERS

Examinations of NFL players’ postmortem brains turned up chronic traumatic encephalopathy in 99 percent of samples in large dataset. Read More

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Zika cases are down, but researchers prepare for the virus’s return

BY AIMEE CUNNINGHAM

The number of Zika cases in the Western Hemisphere have dropped this year, but the need for basic scientific and public health research of the virus remains strong. Read More

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