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HIV drug could improve recovery after stroke

Blocking CCR5 boosted neural projections from the brain’s motor region (left). MARY TEENA JOY By Kelly ServickFeb. 21, 2019 , 11:00 AM Stroke treatment has…

Researchers spy signs of slavery from space

Satellites reveal the telltale shapes of brick kilns in India. ©2019 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company By Sarah ScolesFeb. 19, 2019 , 3:45 PM Doreen Boyd…

Reality check: Can cat poop cause mental illness?

iStock.com/SunRay BRI Cattery RU By Emily UnderwoodFeb. 15, 2019 , 8:00 AM Alert! “Cats Can Literally Make You Crazy.” Wait! “Cats Don’t Cause Mental Illness.”…

Violence and insecurity threaten Mexican telescopes

The Large Millimeter Telescope in the Mexican state of Puebla has severely reduced scientific operations in the wake of carjackings and robberies. Dario Lopez-Mills/AP Photo By…

Space magnet homes in on clue to dark matter

The space-based Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has seen more positron antimatter than expected. NASA By Adrian ChoFeb. 6, 2019 , 1:40 PM A costly and controversial…

When did kangaroos start to hop?

JOEL SARTORE/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC By Alex FoxFeb. 5, 2019 , 7:01 PM Scientists have long wondered when the kangaroo’s distinctive leap first appeared. But ancient kangaroo…

Rookies lead the way on House science panel

iStock.com/YayaErnst By Jeffrey MervisFeb. 4, 2019 , 12:45 PM A major perk of being the majority party in the U.S. Congress is getting to fill…

Indonesian earthquake broke a geologic speed limit

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake that devastated Palu, Indonesia, last September, razing buildings in the nearby village of Perumnas Balaroa, traveled at rare “supershear” speed, potentially heightening…

Alligators gobble rocks to stay underwater longer

Peter Scoones/Minden Pictures By Jake BuehlerFeb. 1, 2019 , 8:00 AM Alligators dine on many strange delicacies: sharks, kumquats, and stones. Scientists have long thought…

Is tourism endangering these giant lizards?

Officials worry that the Komodo dragon population is declining because of tourism. Reinhard Dirscherl/Alamy Stock Photo By Dyna Rochmyaningsih Jan. 29, 2019 , 5:05 PM…

Ancient Earth rock found on the moon

The large Apollo 14 sample called “Big Bertha” holds a 2-centimeter chip thought to be from Earth. NASA By Richard A. LovettJan. 29, 2019 ,…

Fossil feathers reveal how dinosaurs took flight

Anchiornis dinosaur feathers were likely an evolutionary intermediate on the way to flight. ROBERT CLARK/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC By Robert F. ServiceJan. 28, 2019 , 3:50 PM…

Winds fail to revive NASA’s Opportunity rover

NASA’s Opportunity rover, seen here in a composite image, landed on Mars 15 years ago. Its end is nigh. Mars Exploration Rover Mission/Cornell/JPL/NASA By Paul VoosenJan.…

Cancer-slaying virus may fight childhood eye tumor

A child gets an eye exam that could detect retinoblastoma.  iStock.com/ferrantraite By Mitch LeslieJan. 23, 2019 , 2:00 PM Curing the childhood eye cancer retinoblastoma…

Massive fish die-off sparks outcry in Australia

A viral video drew attention to water woes in the Murray-Darling Basin. Rob McBride/Tolarno Station By Dennis NormileJan. 22, 2019 , 5:30 PM Australians knew…