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Study: More Sharks Bite People in Hawaii, but Risk Minuscule

Study: More Sharks Bite People in Hawaii, but Risk Minuscule

| Mar 4
The rate of shark bites in Hawaii has been increasing slightly in recent years, but the risk remains extremely low — roughly 5-in-1 million — according to new research.

 Science Vessel for Ocean Mission Arrives in Seychelles

Science Vessel for Ocean Mission Arrives in Seychelles

| Mar 4
The science vessel of British-based Nekton Mission arrived in the Seychelles on Friday to begin the first stage of a multi-year mission to explore the depths of the Indian Ocean and document the effects of global warming.

Ohio Zoo Collects Polar Bear Poop to Aid Species' Survival

Ohio Zoo Collects Polar Bear Poop to Aid Species' Survival

| Mar 3
An Ohio zoo has become the repository for the world's largest collection of polar bear poop as researchers work to create a pregnancy test to aid the survival of this threatened species.

Mars Lander Starts Digging on Red Planet, Hits Snags

Mars Lander Starts Digging on Red Planet, Hits Snags

| Mar 3
NASA's newest Mars lander has started digging into the red planet, but hit a few snags, scientists said Friday.

Officials See No Link Between Miscarriage Risk and Flu Shots

Officials See No Link Between Miscarriage Risk and Flu Shots

| By Mike Stobbe | Mar 2
Health officials say further research has not found a miscarriage risk for women who get annual flu shots.

SpaceX Debuts New Crew Capsule in Crucial Test Flight

SpaceX Debuts New Crew Capsule in Crucial Test Flight

| By Marcia Dunn | Mar 1
SpaceX closes in on human spaceflight with this weekend's debut of a new capsule designed for astronauts.

How 'Completely Avoidable' Measles Cases Continue to Climb

How 'Completely Avoidable' Measles Cases Continue to Climb

| By Lauran Neergaard | Feb 28
The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017 — and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes some parents balk at a crucial vaccine, federal health officials told Congress Wednesday.

Is a Gene-Edited Animal a Drug?

Is a Gene-Edited Animal a Drug?

| By Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California, Davis | Feb 28
We eat mutations every day. All the vegetables, grains, fruits and meat humans consume as part of their diet is jam-packed with DNA speckled with mutations

Using One Germ to Fight Another When Antibodies Fail

Using One Germ to Fight Another When Antibodies Fail

| By Lauren Neergaard | Feb 27
Bacteria lodged deep in Ella Balasa's lungs were impervious to most antibiotics. At 26, gasping for breath, she sought out a dramatic experiment — deliberately inhaling a virus culled from sewage to attack her superbug.

After Fatal Shark Attack, Some Complain of Slow Response

After Fatal Shark Attack, Some Complain of Slow Response

| By Philip Marcelo | Feb 26
Unease is growing among surfers, fishermen and residents of touristy Cape Cod that officials are responding far too slowly after last summer's shark attacks, which included the nation's lone human fatality of 2018.

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