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High-tech approach to taming New Mexico's wild horses

National Forest Service rangers in New Mexico's Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory (part of the Carson National Forest, near the Colorado border) are expecting some high-tech help to aid their efforts to capture and relocate the growing number of wild horses overpopulating the area and threatening to cut off the food supply.

November 17, 2008 — Larry Greenemeier

Indian impactor probe crash-dives into the moon

In the race to explore space, there may be a new moon on the rise. In the same week that NASA declared the Mars Phoenix mission over, India dropped an impactor, which crash-dived onto the moon's surface today, the Associated Press reports.

November 15, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

EPA ruling halts all new coal-fired power plants

In its waning days, the Bush administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has essentially halted all new construction of coal-fired power plants until the government can figure out what to do about climate-change-causing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions.

November 14, 2008 — David Biello

How bleach kills germs

Bleach is the king of microbe killers, but before now no one knew quite why. Researchers report today in the journal Cell that bleach – like heat – kills bacteria by making proteins fall apart.

November 13, 2008 — Susannah F. Locke

Biodiesel flight across the U.S.

Making a few stops along the way, BioJet 1 went 1,776 miles of a 2,486-mile journey from Reno, Nev., to Leesburg, Fla., exclusively on biodiesel. The fuel in question, made by Lake Erie Biofuels, was a blend of soy and animal fats turned to diesel.

November 13, 2008 — David Biello

Stephen Colbert for FDA commissioner?

Stephen Colbert does not have an MD. But he   apparently has a keen understanding of clinical trials, perhaps because of his DFA – doctor of fine arts.

November 13, 2008 — Ivan Oransky

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