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Nobel laureates chat with International Space Station crew

Dec. 6, 2019 11:04 AM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Winning a Nobel Prize is an achievement is a class of its own. But it might be even cooler to be an astronaut. That's the view of two of this year's Nobel laureates, who held a video call with two members of the International Space Station's crew. The Friday call was part of the public...

Two Arkansas chemistry professors accused of making meth

Nov. 17, 2019 1:39 PM EST

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas college chemistry professors have been arrested on charges of making meth, in an apparent case of life imitating art. The Clark County sheriff’s office says Henderson State University professors Terry David Bateman and Bradley Allen Rowland were arrested Friday...

Jean Rivier, expert on stress hormones, dies at age 78

Nov. 16, 2019 2:35 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jean Rivier, a chemist who led groundbreaking research on stress and helped discover drugs that treated endometriosis and prostate cancer, has died. He was 78. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports Rivier died in San Diego Wednesday from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Rivier...

Court rules Trump EPA unlawfully ignored dangerous chemicals

Nov. 14, 2019 7:20 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration unlawfully excluded millions of tons of some of the most dangerous materials in public use from a safety review, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Report: Teacher botched experiment, caused student injury

Nov. 6, 2019 6:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia high school teacher presenting a flashy demonstration to get her students excited about chemistry made a mistake that caused a fire to burn "out of control" and seriously injure a teenager in the front row, a school district report released Wednesday says. Malachi McFadden, 16,...