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Heavy metals in water meet their match

A high school student's project removes more than 99 percent of heavy metal toxins from water. A new article demonstrates its potential for water remediation in developing nations around the world.

Isotopes in prehistoric cattle teeth suggest herding strategies used during the Neolithic

Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialized herding strategies.

Living computers: RNA circuits transform cells into nanodevices

Scientists have demonstrated how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers.

How plant architectures mimic subway networks

3-D laser scanning has been used to understand how plants optimize their growth, explains a new report.

Mediterranean-style diets linked to better brain function in older adults

Eating foods included in two healthy diets -- the Mediterranean or the MIND diet -- is linked to a lower risk for memory difficulties in older adults, according to a new study.

Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

A first test of humans' ability to modify clouds would help explain the behavior of clouds and aerosols, while also testing a possible future climate emergency measure.

New shark species glows in the dark, weighs about 2 pounds and has a...

Just as "Shark Week" is gearing up, researchers have discovered a new species of shark 17 years in the making. Like finding a needle in a haystack, it was well worth the wait as this elusive creature is yet to be seen in the wild.

Biological pest management: Infected insects cause a stink

Researchers have shown how nematodes use smell to seek out uninfected insects, which they then enter and kill. The findings support the group's long-term goal of improving how gardeners and the agricultural industry use nematodes in biological pest management.

Algae cultivation technique could advance biofuels

Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently -- in days instead of weeks -- and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels.

Summer sea ice melt in the Arctic

Earlier this year Arctic sea ice sank to a record low wintertime extent for the third straight year. Now NASA is flying a set of instruments north of Greenland to observe the impact of the melt season on the Arctic's oldest and thickest sea ice.

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Las loterías Mega Millions y Powerball juegan esta semana con premios multimillonarios. Y, aunque la cifra puede ser tentadora, es muy posible que no los ganes. ¿Por qué? Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com

Trump: Saudi crown prince denied knowledge about fate of missing journalist

Saudi Arabia is facing mounting criticism over the disappearance of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. On Twitter, President Trump said he spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who denied any knowledge of the journalist's fate. CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett reports.

El FBI allana oficinas públicas de San Juan, Puerto Rico

La alcaldesa de San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, dijo en un comunicado que el registro se realizó en varios pisos y que dio instrucciones a los trabajadores de oficina para que cooperen plenamente con el FBI. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com