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Comet Lander Wakes Up, Calls Home, After Long Sleep

A little sunlight applied to solar panels proved the cure for what ailed the European Space Agency's Philae lander, which had been dormant from lack of power since November.

Science Fair Winner Designs Device To Cut Virus Spread On Planes

When 17-year-old Raymond Wang read about how easily some diseases spread on planes, he thought airlines could do better. So he went to work — and won $75,000 at the International Science Fair.

Female Scientists Unleash Comedic Revenge At #Distractinglysexy

After the sexist comments of Nobel Prize-winning British scientist Tim Hunt went viral, female scientists staged a counterblow on social media.

Science Of Sadness And Joy: 'Inside Out' Gets Childhood Emotions Right

Pixar's animated fantasy takes viewers inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley. Psychologists say the film offers an accurate picture of how emotions and memories help make us who we are.

What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness

Babies may show greater empathy toward adults who overtly show sadness, a study suggests, but the little ones also recognize sadness in people who keep a stiff upper lip.

NASCAR Goes Green: Gas-Guzzling Sport Works To Reduce Carbon Footprint

NASCAR is probably not what you think of when it comes to being environmentally friendly. But it — and other sports leagues — is working to change that.

Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost

Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.

Jack King, NASA's 'Voice Of Apollo,' Dies At 84

He uttered the countdown heard 'round the world leading up to the launch of the first moon landing mission.

Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch

Scientists found a molecule crucial to perceiving the sensation of itching. It affects how the brain responds to serotonin, and may explain why anti-depressants that boost serotonin make some itch.

Organic Farmers Call Foul On Whole Foods' Produce Rating System

Some organic farmers are protesting a new system Whole Foods is using to rate its suppliers. They say the system devalues the organic label because nonorganic producers can earn the highest grades.