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  • 31 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--Animal rights protesters rattled NASA headquarters today when they occupied the suite that includes the office of Administrator Daniel Goldin.

  • 31 Oct 1996

    When the ice age glaciers melted away from northern lands some 10,000 years ago, the Earth rebounded, much as a boat bobs upward when its cargo is unloaded. But in northern Scandinavia, at least, the process was far from gentle.

  • 31 Oct 1996

    Scientists say they have for the first time screened blood from a mother for signs of genetic disease in her fetus.

  • 31 Oct 1996

    Three months after a U.S. team announced that they had found hints of ancient life on Mars, a group of British scientists has seconded the claim. The original hints consisted of carbon compounds, minerals, and tiny fossil-like structures in a meteorite that came from the Red Planet.

  • 31 Oct 1996

    WASHINGTON--An expert panel has found no scientific reason to believe that electromagnetic fields from power lines, appliances, and other everyday sources cause cancer or other health effects.

  • 30 Oct 1996

    MOSCOW--Opting to stay the course--no matter how desperate it may look--the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) at its annual meeting here on October 29 reelected its current president, Yuri Osipov, to a second 4-year term.

  • 30 Oct 1996

    Every few years, it seems, scientists identify a new comet. But why comets suddenly swim into view has long remained a mystery.

  • 30 Oct 1996

    A new study has raised some hopes that the immune system can be fortified with one of its own chemical messengers to increase the effectiveness of drugs against the AIDS virus.

  • 30 Oct 1996

    DENVER--Most scientists believe that a meteor or comet wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

  • 29 Oct 1996

    DENVER--Researchers have found what they believe is the world's oldest musical instrument: a hollow bone fragment that appears to be a flute.

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