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  • Scientists have announced successful teleportation.

    June 1, 2014 2:17 AM

    A major breakthrough in teleportation was announced this week, but don't expect Mr. Spock to appear in a glittering beam with sound effects too soon. Scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in the Netherlands published a paper in the journal Science reporting their ability to teleport information three... more »
  • Scientists making fishy robots for naval research

    October 23, 2012 8:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An eel undulating through coastal waters, powered by batteries and checking for mines. A jellyfish is actually a surveillance robot, powered by the atoms around it. Fins pick up intelligence while propelling a robot bluegill sunfish. The Office of Naval Research is supporting baby steps toward... more »
  • Scientists: Fish are sick where BP's oil spill hit

    April 19, 2012 7:40 AM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters - especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest. The scientists are unsure what's causing... more »
  • Scientists puzzled by region outside solar system

    February 1, 2012 6:26 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A glimpse beyond our solar system reveals the neighborhood just outside the sun's influence is different and stranger than expected, scientists reported Tuesday. One oddity is the amount of oxygen. There are more oxygen atoms floating freely in the solar system than in the immediate interstellar... more »
  • Scientists: dead zone stresses Gulf, action needed

    August 3, 2011 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say the massive area of low oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico, known as the "dead zone" because it kills marine species, will create more problems unless fewer fertilizers are dumped into the Mississippi River. Farm runoff is the leading cause of the high nitrogen... more »
  • Scientists convene to solve Gulf problems

    August 2, 2011 7:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Policymakers and scientists meet this week in New Orleans to solve some of the big ecological problems facing the Gulf of Mexico. The meeting, which convenes Tuesday, will focus on the dead zone, a huge area of low-oxygen that plagues the Gulf each summer. The dead... more »
  • Scientists find dead, dying corals near BP well

    November 4, 2010 9:37 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Federal scientists say they have found damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles from where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with Penn State University... more »
  • $2 Million to Food Scientists to use Marketing Tricks to Encourage Kids to Pick Healthy Over Junk

    October 12, 2010 12:35 PM

    Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies... more »
  • Louisiana Scientist's Oysters Safe from Oil, but Pricey

    August 20, 2010 5:59 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Biologist John Supan thinks he has developed what may be the holy grail for oyster lovers: a hardy breed of the delectable shellfish that stays fat enough for consumers to eat throughout the year. And unlike many oysters across the Gulf Coast, ruined by BP's... more »
  • GA Scientists: Gulf Oil Not Gone, 80% Remains

    August 16, 2010 8:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there. The scientists say as much as 80 percent of the oil still lurks under the surface. The Georgia team said it is... more »
  • Scientists Say Most Of The Oil Still There

    August 16, 2010 6:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there. The scientists say as much as 80 percent of the oil still lurks under the surface. The Georgia team said it is... more »
  • Scientists Are Beginning to Determine the Full Impact of the Spill

    July 21, 2010 4:21 PM

    SUITLAND, Md. (AP) - The Smithsonian's vast collection of 137 million objects can come in handy at a time like this. Scientists are beginning to determine the full impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and help guide its recovery. And they will need to know about... more »
  • BP CEO Refutes Claims Made by Scientists

    May 30, 2010 6:35 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - BP PLC CEO Tony Hayward is refuting claims by scientists that there are large undersea plumes from the Gulf oil spill. Hayward said Sunday the oil is on the water's surface, and that BP's sampling showed "no evidence" of oil in the water column. Scientists from... more »
  • Scientists Waiting Anxiously To See Where Oil Slick Is Heading

    May 19, 2010 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists waited anxiously Wednesday to see where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico might be heading as efforts to contain the spill proved elusive. Tar balls that had floated ashore in the Florida Keys were not linked to the spill, the Coast Guard said... more »
  • Scientists Watching Where Oil Spill Headed Next

    May 19, 2010 9:11 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists are anxiously awaiting signals about where a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico may be heading next. And federal officials acknowledge the government could have been more aggressive in overseeing the drilling, while efforts to contain the spill are proving increasingly difficult. The House... more »
  • Scientists: Spill could reach Fla. Keys by Sunday

    May 18, 2010 10:28 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - University scientists are forecasting that oil from the spill off Louisiana could reach Florida's Key West by Sunday. University of South Florida researchers said Tuesday the southern arm of the massive spill has entered or is near the so-called loop current, which circulates in the Gulf... more »
  • LSU Experts Say `crazy' ants Headed For Louisiana

    September 21, 2009 9:26 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Experts at the LSU AgCenter say a new type of pest may be making its way to Louisiana. They are called "Rasberry crazy ants." They were first discovered in the U.S. in southeastern Texas. LSU entomologists say they are likely making their way into Louisiana. Linda... more »

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