Study on magnetic fields, asthma is flawed: critics

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Critics say a controversial new study that linked high exposure to electromagnetic fields during pregnancy to asthma in children is flawed and ignores many prior studies that suggest such exposures are harmless.

South Korean scientists create glowing dog: report

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean scientists said on Wednesday they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, Yonhap news agency reported.

Rare fossil of sea reptile found on Alaska beach

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Alaska scientists have discovered the fossil of a rare, prehistoric marine reptile that is likely the most complete remnant of the creature ever found in North America.

SpaceX eyes November 30 cargo launch to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – Space Exploration Technologies, a privately owned firm developing a space taxi with U.S.-government backing, plans to launch its second test capsule on November 30 and send it all the way to the International Space Station, a company manager said on Thursday.

NASA probe poised for launch to Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) – A NASA satellite was hoisted aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday in preparation for launch next week on an unprecedented mission to the heart of Jupiter.

Mobile use doesn’t alter kids’ cancer risk: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Children and adolescents who use mobile phones are at no bigger risk of developing brain cancer than those who do not use them, according to a study of patients aged 7 to 19.

U.S. team sets end-September target in Higgs chase

GENEVA (Reuters) – U.S. scientists said on Wednesday they expect to establish by the end of September whether the “Higgs boson,” long believed to have played a vital role in the creation of the universe, exists or not.

It’s dim up North, so people need bigger brains

LONDON (Reuters) – People from northern parts of the world have evolved bigger brains and larger eyes to help them to cope with long, dark winters and dim skies, scientists said on Wednesday.