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STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Scientists applaud Nobel chemistry winners

STOCKHOLM— The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Scientists have been applauding the winners of the Nobel chemistry prize, saying that that it highlights the practical role chemistry plays in our daily lives. Carol Robinson, president of Britain‘s Royal Society of Chemistry, says the prize shows how chemistry … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Scientists applaud Nobel chemistry winners

STOCKHOLM | American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

STOCKHOLM— Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. One of them, Arthur Ashkin of Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, entered the Nobel record books by becoming the oldest laureate at age 96. … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

MOSCOW | Scientists find perfectly preserved ancient foal in Siberia

MOSCOW— Russian scientists have found the carcass of an ancient foal perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The fossil discovered in the region of Yakutia has its skin, hair, hooves and tail preserved. Yakutia is also famous having wooly mammoth fossils found in the permafrost. Scientists from Russia’s Northeast Federal University who presented the discovery … Continue reading MOSCOW | Scientists find perfectly preserved ancient foal in Siberia

ALBANY, N.Y. | 3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

ALBANY, N.Y. — Three scientists will share a $500,000 medical prize for their studies of the immune system that have led to innovative treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases. The recipients of the annual Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research were announced Wednesday. They are being recognized for their research in … Continue reading ALBANY, N.Y. | 3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

BERLIN | Scientists create hybrids in race to save rhino sub-species

BERLIN  — Scientists say they’re several steps closer to perfecting a method for saving the northern white rhino from extinction. Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers said Wednesday they’ve succeeded in creating embryos using frozen northern white rhino sperm and eggs from a southern white rhino. It’s the first time such hybrid embryos have … Continue reading BERLIN | Scientists create hybrids in race to save rhino sub-species

WASHINGTON | New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Viruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer’s, scientists reported Thursday in a provocative study that promises to re-ignite some long-debated theories about what triggers the mind-robbing disease. The findings don’t prove viruses cause Alzheimer’s, nor do they suggest it’s contagious. But a team led by researchers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer’s

HONOLULU  | Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

HONOLULU — Lava from the Kilauea volcano that flowed into Kapoho Bay has created nearly a mile of new land and officials with the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the flow is still very active and there’s no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open. The fast-moving … Continue reading HONOLULU  | Scientists: No way to know when Hawaii eruption will end

PAHOA, Hawaii  | Scientists: Explosive eruption risk rises for Hawaii volcano

PAHOA, Hawaii  — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago. Scientists said Wednesday the risks of an explosive summit eruption will rise in coming weeks as magma drains down the flank of the volcano toward … Continue reading PAHOA, Hawaii  | Scientists: Explosive eruption risk rises for Hawaii volcano