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NCAA Sets New Policy for Head Injuries

SCIENCE | Friday Aug 1, 2014
Following a lawsuit filed on behalf of former collegiate athletes, the NCAA has agreed to pay for any college athlete from the last 50 years to undergo neurological testing. The NCAA admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement. Mark Strassmann reports.

A calico lobster at the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium in Hampton, N.H.

Man Finds Calico Lobster, Gives it to Aquarium

SCIENCE | Aug 1
A fisherman has caught a rare lobster that's bright orange with dark blue spots. Josiah Beringer found the calico lobster in a trap on July 23 in the mouth of New Hampshire's Hampton Harbor. He donated it to the Explore the Ocean World Oceanarium.

Eduardo Rosas Cruz

Tuberculosis Patient Who Refused Care is Arrested

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Aug 1
A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a prosecutor said.

Did Bad Luck Doom the Dinosaurs?

SCIENCE | Jul 31
The experience of the dinosaurs shows us "that groups that have been dominant for millions and millions of years can suddenly disappear when times go bad." A study claims that a colossal case of bad luck is what ultimately lead to their downfall.

Up-Close and Underwater with the Nile Crocodile

SCIENCE | Jul 30
"That gleaming row of white teeth" was Anderson Cooper's first sign that a deadly Nile crocodile was staring right at him.

Ebola Virus Infects Two Americans in West Africa

SCIENCE | Jul 29
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, two Americans working to stop the spread of the virus have become infected themselves. Dr. John LaPook reports on the deadly disease.

Arrest Made in White Powder Hoax

SCIENCE | Jul 29
The FBI has arrested a Texas man in connection with hundreds of white powder hoax letters sent to schools, businesses and government offices. Nobody was hurt by any of the mailings but first responders spent thousands of man-hours and millions of dollars.

Rare Tornado Tears Through Boston Area

SCIENCE | Jul 29
Extreme weather conditions continued to pop up across the country, as the Boston-area saw its first tornado since record keeping began in 1950. The same weather system also dumped softball-sized hail in eastern Tennessee, & dumped torrential rain on Ohio.

Rachel Brosnahan, left, as Abby Isaacs, in a scene from the TV series, "Manhattan."

Scientists Make Love, War Weapons in 'Manhattan'

SCIENCE | Jul 25
"Manhattan" debuts Sunday (9 p.m. EDT) on cable channel WGN America. The drama is set in a makeshift, desolate Southwestern desert community, one of several that sprang up as part of the Manhattan Project aiming to beat Nazi Germany to the bomb.

Dr. Kamel Khalili

Temple University Eliminates HIV Virus From Human Cells

SCIENCE | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 25
Researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia have made a breakthrough in attacking HIV, and it could be the first step toward a cure.

Army Intelligence System Pulled from Key Test

SCIENCE | By Ken Dilanian | Jul 21
Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.