Rae Ellen Bichell

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Mars Lander May Be Missing, But A Second Spacecraft Is Still Humming Along

Thursday, October 20, 2016

As scientists try to figure out what happened to the Schiaparelli lander, which may have crash-landed, a craft known as the Trace Gas Orbiter is orbiting the red planet in search of signs of life.


Scientists Await Word From Probe As It Descends Toward Mars

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A joint European-Russian mission is attempting to land a probe on the red planet. If successful, it would be the first time a non-U.S. spacecraft has successfully operated from the surface of Mars.


Hurricane Matthew Causes Floods On The Low-Lying Barrier Tybee Island In Georgia

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Latest on the impacts of Hurricane Matthew, from Tybee Island off the coast of Georgia, where some residents decided to ride out the storm.


Hurricane Matthew Rolls Into Savannah, Ga., Which Is Now Under Curfew

Friday, October 07, 2016

With high winds and rain hitting Georgia's coastal communities, it's now too late to evacuate. A curfew is in place until daylight because of fears of looting.


Hurricane Matthew Churns North Towards Georgia, Carolinas

Friday, October 07, 2016

Hurricane Matthew continues to churn north towards Georgia and the Carolinas. The concern continues to be the storm surge combined with heavy winds and rain.


She's Determined To Be A Triathlete, Even If It Means Wearing A Hijab

Friday, October 07, 2016

Shirin Gerami wanted to represent her homeland, Iran, as a triathlete. But to do so, authorities said she'd have to cover up.


Company That Ran Fateful Drug Trial In France Opens Test Facility In U.S.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Months after a man died in a botched clinical trial in France, the company that ran it has opened a big research facility in New Jersey, where as many as 50 clinical trials could be done each year.


It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.


Flabby And Fertile: How Men Age Could Be Huge For Humans

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

When men put on a gut and grow love handles it's not such a bad thing, according to a Yale anthropologist. That pudge might help them reproduce and pass on longevity genes to their offspring.


Why Afghanistan Is Worried About The Meaty Feasts Of Eid Al-Adha

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The way animals are transported and slaughtered for the major Muslim holiday has health officials concerned about the threat of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.


NASA Launches Mission To Retrieve Ancient Asteroid Dust

Thursday, September 08, 2016

The mission aims to circle a hill-sized asteroid for two years, then skim its surface and bring a hearty sample of 4.5 billion-year-old dirt back to Earth.


When People Ate People, A Strange Disease Emerged

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

For decades, a rare disease crawled across Papua New Guinea. When scientists realized what was behind kuru, it caught everyone by surprise. But similar diseases can still be transmitted through food.


When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

Monday, August 29, 2016

In 1960, all of Chile shook violently for more than 10 minutes. That quake along the western coast of South America was so big, it changed the way people see the world.


Watch: A Slow-Motion Sneeze Looks A Lot Like Breathing Fire

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What happens when you let loose with a juicy one? A lab of MIT mathematicians and physicists is taking a close look, with the goal of improving public health.


300 Miles Above Us, Astronauts Give The Space Station A New Door

Friday, August 19, 2016

Two American astronauts installed a new docking port that will allow astronauts traveling with private companies to enter the International Space Station.


Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who won Olympic gold at age 42, is one of many athletes saying that high-level sports aren't just for the young. And scientists say exercise reduces aging's toll for us all.


Social Security Data Errors Can Turn People Into The Living Dead

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The government keeps track of who is alive and who is dead. But there can be errors. And when you're mistakenly ruled dead, it can be remarkably tough to convince people you're still among the living.


When Pregnant Women Need Medicine, They Encounter A Void

Monday, August 08, 2016

Women encounter a dilemma when they get pregnant: Should they continue taking medications that keep them healthy? That question can be scary, because drugs are rarely tested for safety in pregnancy.


Florida Company Gets One Bureaucratic Step Closer To Landing On The Moon

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Moon Express Inc. has been given a green light to send a robot off the planet, aiming for the moon. It's a milestone in the effort to privatize space exploration.


Does Flossing Help Or Not? The Evidence Is Mixed At Best

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Since 1979, the federal government has urged daily flossing. But the recommendation was removed recently from U.S. dietary guidelines after health advisers found the evidence of benefits to be weak.