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New Mexico Chile Plant Selected to Be Grown in Space

New Mexico Chile Plant Selected to Be Grown in Space

| Jul 28
A hybrid version of a New Mexico chile plant has been selected to be grown in space as part of a NASA experiment.

Tiny Beetles Munch Through Endangered Songbird Habitat

Tiny Beetles Munch Through Endangered Songbird Habitat

| By Felicia Fonseca | Jul 28
Matt Johnson treks along an Arizona riverbank and picks out a patch of yellow-tinged tamarisks. He sweeps a cloth net across the trees, hoping to scoop up beetles that munch on their evergreen-like leaves.

Backers of Hawaii Telescope Tout Benefits to Humanity, Jobs

Backers of Hawaii Telescope Tout Benefits to Humanity, Jobs

| By Audrey McAvoy | Jul 27
A giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain will enhance humanity's knowledge of the universe and bring quality, high-paying jobs, supporters said Thursday, as protesters blocked construction for a second week.

AP Explains: How Big A Threat is An Electromagnetic Attack?

AP Explains: How Big A Threat is An Electromagnetic Attack?

| By Cathy Bussewitz | Jul 27
When much of Venezuela was plunged into darkness after a massive blackout this week, President Nicolás Maduro blamed the power outage on an "electromagnetic attack" carried out by the U.S. That is almost certainly impossible - but what is it?

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Man Who Swam in NC Manmade Lake

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Man Who Swam in NC Manmade Lake

| Jul 26
A North Carolina man has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba after swimming in a manmade lake at a water park, officials said Wednesday.

HIV's 'Death Star' Strain Defeated with Gene Therapy-Inspired Approach

HIV's 'Death Star' Strain Defeated with Gene Therapy-Inspired Approach

| Jul 25
One seemingly indestructible HIV-like strain has earned the nickname "death star" due to the strain's reputation for killing off hopes for potential vaccines and immunotherapies. A team at the Scripps Research reports beating that challenge.

Paris Hits New Heat Record, London Boils in Europe Heat Wave

Paris Hits New Heat Record, London Boils in Europe Heat Wave

| By Angela Charlton and Kirsten Grieshaber | Jul 25
Record temperatures are being set across Europe, including Paris, as the continent swelters Thursday in what is its second heat wave this summer.

Deep Distrust Undermines Effort to Fight Ebola in Congo

Deep Distrust Undermines Effort to Fight Ebola in Congo

| By Krista Larson | Jul 24
Deep distrust — along with political instability and deadly violence — has severely undermined efforts by public health authorities in Congo to curb the outbreak by tracing and vaccinating those who may have come into contact with infected people.

India Launches Spacecraft to Explore Water Deposits on Moon

India Launches Spacecraft to Explore Water Deposits on Moon

| By Ashok Sharma | Jul 23
India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week's delay.

Pocket-Sized Shark Squirts Glowing Clouds from Pockets

Pocket-Sized Shark Squirts Glowing Clouds from Pockets

| By Janet McConnaughey | Jul 21
A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has turned out to be a new species.

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