BY: JAMES SMITH - JUL 18, 2017
Justice Department charges 412 in $1.3 billion health care fraud
Arrests were made as part of a Medicare fraud task force launched in 2007. Since its creation, task force has charged more than 3,500 people for more than $12.5 billion in phony billings.
BY: CARMELO SHEPPARD - JUL 18, 2017
Is snorting chocolate a good idea?
But some in the medical community are dubious about ingesting foreign substances, including chocolate.
BY: JASON SPENCER - JUL 18, 2017
Sixth mass extinction has begun, say scientists
The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
BY: CLINT HUSTON - JUL 18, 2017
Juno spacecraft set to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot
While humans have been monitoring the great storm since 1830, scientists think it may have been raging for more than 350 years.
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS - JUL 18, 2017
Moving image stored in bacterial DNA
In the end, the GIF played back with 90 percent accuracy. And even when the team uploaded the movie backward, they could view the galloping horse in reverse.
BY: CARMELO SHEPPARD - JUL 18, 2017
Enormous iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
A massive iceberg that scientists have been predicting would separate from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has finally proved them right, according to an announcement by researchers Wednesday.
BY: LINDA MACK - JUL 18, 2017
Donald Trump Jr. posts emails he thought were from Russian official with dirt on Hillary Clinton
Donald Trump Jr. released on Tuesday the contents of a June 2016 email correspondence chain in which he had accepted a purported offer by the Russian government.
BY: CHAD YOUNG - JUL 18, 2017
California struggles to contain wildfires
A pair of wildfires raging in California since Saturday still threaten hundreds of homes and have forced the evacuation of a popular lakeside resort.
Archaeologists unearth long-lost Aztec tower of skulls
BY: DAVID SIMS JUL 08, 2017
Archaeologists unearth long-lost Aztec tower of skulls
The tower was described in contemporary accounts of the Spanish conquistadores when they captured the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City.
Archaeologists find slave quarters of Sally Hemings at Monticello
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS JUL 08, 2017
Archaeologists find slave quarters of Sally Hemings at Monticello
Gayle Jessup White is Sally Hemings' great-great-great-great niece and also works at Monticello's Community Engagement Officer.
Oklahoma sues prescription opioid manufacturers
BY: LILA ALEXANDER JUL 08, 2017
Oklahoma sues prescription opioid manufacturers
It is the fourth state to sue opioid manufacturers over their marketing practices in the past month.
Peter Thiel invested $100,000 to resurrect woolly mammoth
BY: JAMES CARLIN JUL 08, 2017
Peter Thiel invested $100,000 to resurrect woolly mammoth
Paypal founder Peter Thiel has invested $100,000 in a Harvard University research group trying to bring a woolly mammoth to life.
Greta Van Susteren leaving MSNBC
BY: ALEX BOURQUE JUL 08, 2017
Greta Van Susteren leaving MSNBC
An MSNBC executive told Politico that the separation was "amicable," but that efforts to boost Van Susteren's show's ratings had been unsuccessful.
Global plastics waste could be as destructive as climate change, ecologists warn
BY: JEREMY MORROW JUL 08, 2017
Global plastics waste could be as destructive as climate change, ecologists warn
They warn that plastic waste tonnage is steadily building up in the world's oceans and coastal ecosystems and will imperil the health of plants, animals, and humans across the globe.
Man destroys Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol again
BY: JAMES CARLIN JUL 08, 2017
Man destroys Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol  again
In 2014, Reed crashed a car into a similar Ten Commandments monument on the capitol grounds in Oklahoma.
SpaceX's second Falcon 9 rocket launch successful
BY: DIRK TRUDEAU JUL 08, 2017
SpaceX's second Falcon 9 rocket launch successful
By reducing launch costs, space becomes much more accessible to enterprises with limited resources.
Trump removes protections for Yellowstone bears
BY: LILA ALEXANDER JUL 08, 2017
Trump removes protections for Yellowstone bears
The Trump administration is lifting Endangered Species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone, the Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.
Tantalizing new hints of Planet X beyond Pluto
BY: JEREMY MORROW JUL 08, 2017
Tantalizing new hints of Planet X beyond Pluto
Volk and Malhotra are hoping that the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, set to begin operation in 2020, will unlock the mystery of missing Planet X.
ESA space telescope will track down habitable planets
BY: JOYCE CLARK JUL 08, 2017
ESA space telescope will track down habitable planets
Astronomers now know of more than 4,000 planets orbiting stars other than our sun, but they do not know for sure if any single one of them could hold life.
3,000-year-old prosthetic toe is amazing
BY: HARRY MARCOLIS JUL 08, 2017
3,000-year-old prosthetic toe is amazing
They found that the prosthetic toe was exquisitely crafted and refitted several times to match the woman's foot perfectly.
New robot has unusually good grip
BY: LILA ALEXANDER JUL 08, 2017
New robot has unusually good grip
University of California researchers have developed a robot that can figure out on the spot how to pick up an unfamiliar object with no pre-programming required.
Cats first domesticated in ancient Egypt, Near East, genetic study shows
BY: DAVID SIMS JUL 08, 2017
Cats first domesticated in ancient Egypt, Near East, genetic study shows
The domesticated cat originated in ancient Egypt and the Near East about 10,000 years ago, according to a new genetic analysis.
Tick that gives people meat allergies may be spreading
BY: MAE OWEN JUL 08, 2017
Tick that gives people meat allergies may be spreading
At least 100 new cases of lone-star tick bites have been reported in the past year in northern U.S. locales, including Minnesota, New Hampshire, and eastern Long Island, New York.
Johns Hopkins researchers slow cancer growth with drugs
BY: KRISTY DOUGLAS JUL 08, 2017
Johns Hopkins researchers slow cancer growth with drugs
Approximately 90% of cancer deaths occur only after metastasis, according to Jayatilaka, who said that she and her colleagues first made a breakthrough when they discovered two proteins.