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Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes' husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. Sophisticated gene tests suggested it would fight her gastric cancer, and they were right....



Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues....



Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon....



North Korea says it plans to launch many more satellites
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the country plans to launch many more satellites and accused the United States of trying to block its efforts to help peacefully develop outer space....



In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago....



Parts of unmanned Russian spaceship burn up over Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Parts of an unmanned Russian cargo spaceship burned across the night sky of the Arabian Peninsula, drawing gasps from Dubai to Riyadh before breaking up in the Earth's atmosphere and scattering in the Indian Ocean....



Greenpeace faults many tech giants for environment impact
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The environmental group Greenpeace issued a report on Tuesday giving technology titans including Samsung Electronics, Amazon and Huawei low marks for their environmental impact....



US nuke waste repository in New Mexico will get more space
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Workers are expected to begin mining operations at the U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico for the first time in three years following a radiation release that contaminated part of the underground repository, the Energy Department said Tuesday....



Iridium to rely on used SpaceX boosters for next 2 launches
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Iridium Communications says its next two launches of new-generation satellites will use refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage boosters that have flown previously....



Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created....