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Wolverine arrives in Colorado, first in 90 years

A lone male wolverine arrived in northern Colorado earlier this month, making him the first confirmed wolverine in the state since 1919.

In December, conservation biologists had outfitted the young wolverine, which is part of a reintroduction program farther north, with a tracking collar and watched him make the 500-mile (805-kilometer) journey from the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, crossing rugged landscapes and even busy Interstate-80, reports the Denver Post ...

June 19, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Following the Money

Where do the billions in global health funds come from, and where do they go?

June 19, 2009 — Lynne Peeples

Up and away: NASA's lunar spacecraft are on their way

After failing to get the shuttle Endeavour off the launch pad this week, NASA had better luck with its mission to map the moon.

An Atlas V rocket lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)...

June 19, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

Clean Diesel Comes of Age

A new study shows that diesel trucks and buses are spewing far less soot and smog into the air than they did just a few years ago

June 18, 2009 — Marla Cone and Environmental Health News

Supremes nix right to DNA testing for convicts

Prisoners have no constitutional right to DNA testing to challenge their convictions, the Supreme Court ruled today in a 5 to 4 vote.

The majority seemed concerned that requests for testing would overwhelm—and possibly undermine—the courts...

June 18, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Virus hits Genzyme plant, halting production of orphan drugs

Over the weekend, drugmaker Genzyme shut down a Massachusetts factory after a virus infected hamster ovary cells used to produce Fabrazyme and Cerezyme, drugs for two rare genetic disorders. 

Genzyme is the sole supplier of the medicines in the United States...

June 17, 2009 — Brendan Borrell
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