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Don't Go In The Water: Crabzilla Spotted Off British Pier?

SCIENCE | By EDGE | Sunday Oct 19, 2014
The website Weird Whitstable, dedicated to oddities of this British resort town, posted a picture on Saturday that should give anyone pause to go into the water.

Scientists Say Test-Tube Penises Ready in 5 Years

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 12
Scientists project that within five years, they will be able to test test-tube penises on men "who have suffered a serious injury to the region, had surgery for cancer or are suffering from a congenital abnormality."

US Predicts Lower Heating Bills this Winter

SCIENCE | By Jonathan Fahey | Oct 9
It probably won't cost as much to stay warm this winter because a repeat of the deep freeze that kept much of the nation shivering last winter is so unlikely.

Ebola Safety Protocols Slowly Reaching Hospitals

Of more than 1,500 nurses who responded to an online survey by National Nurses United, nearly 77 percent say "their hospital has not communicated to them any policy regarding potential admission of patients infected by Ebola." John Blackstone reports.

LED There be Light: 3 Share Nobel for Blue Diode

SCIENCE | By Malcolm Ritter, Karl Ritter | Oct 8
An invention that promises to revolutionize the way the world lights its homes and offices - and already helps create the glowing screens of mobile phones, computers and TVs- earned a Nobel Prize.

Rare Sperm Whale Sighting Reported Off California

Several pods of sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement.

Fenway Gets $800K To Study Health of FTM Transpeople

The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health has been approved for an $813,000 funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the sexual health of female-to-male (FTM) transgender people.

Astronauts Resume Routine Spacewalks for NASA

SCIENCE | By Marcia Dunn | Oct 7
Two spacewalking astronauts moved an old, broken pump into permanent storage, NASA's first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year.

Scientists Say Kinshasha is Birthplace of HIV Pandemic

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 6
A new study in Science magazine traces the origins of the current HIV pandemic to 1920s Kinshasha, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Studies Fault Warming in Much of 2013 Wild Weather

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Oct 1
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them. Researchers found that climate change increased the odds of nine extremes.

More Road Options Considered for Hawaii Lava Flow

SCIENCE | Sep 26
Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway.