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Janet Reno, first female US attorney general, dies at 78

<b>(CNN) —</b> Janet Reno, former US attorney general under President Bill Clinton, died Monday morning following a long battle with Parkinson's disease, her sister Maggy Hurchalla said. She was 78.<p>Reno, the nation's first-ever female attorney general, served in the Clinton White House from 1993 to …

China’s annual state of the environment report is miserable

China’s government swears it is finally getting tough on pollution, cracking down on everything from factory emissions to cars in the capital city. One sign that things are changing: analysts say the clean-up is already impinging on China’s economic growth.<p>The country’s newly-released “state of the …

Rock salt lithium could make batteries safer

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Expansion of US marine protected zone could double world reserves

<b>The US plans to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.</b><p>The White House will extend an existing protected area, known as the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.<p>Fishing and drilling would be banned from an area that could eventually …

Water that stays liquid below freezing probed by lasers

Firing lasers at supercooled water has given us a first glimpse into a “no-go area” that has never been explored before.<p>Water is an unusual liquid …

Scientists Use Light and Nanoparticles to Split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen

Researchers discovered a catalyst capable of quickly creating hydrogen from sunlight. Published in the journal <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i>, the finding …

Counterterrorism, ethics, and global health

The surge in murders of polio vaccination workers in Pakistan has made headlines this year, but little attention has been devoted to the ethical …

Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins

High in the Eastern Sierra, a pack of huskies is howling in the shadow of snow-covered peaks.<p>Drawn by their song, 10 teenage members of the Earth to Sky Calculus club break from their work and gather on a cabin deck. Before long, they're howling too.<p>It's the Friday night of a long weekend and …

China's 'Lunar Palace' for Space Research Tested on Earth

Three volunteers stepped out of China's Lunar Palace 1 last month after a 105-day shakeout mission — not on the moon, but on Earth.<p>Munching on …

Mir Space Station: Testing Long-Term Stays in Space

Mir was a space station that operated for more than 15 years in low Earth orbit. The design was conceived under the Soviet Union, and the station …

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New computer program aims to teach itself everything about any visual concept

In today's digitally driven world, access to information appears limitless. But when you have something specific in mind that you don't know, like …

UN’s zero draft of SDGs 'is vague on boosting science'

Low-cost web security proposed for the developing world

A computer costing only US$35, the Raspberry Pi, could be used to create a firewall to improve ‘security hygiene’ in developing countries, says the …

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Peter Glaser, Father of Solar-Power Satellite Idea, Dies at 90

Peter Glaser, a space pioneer who introduced the idea of using satellites to beam solar energy from space down to Earth, has died at the age of …