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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin participates in the morning session of the National Governor’s Association Winter Meeting in Washington.

Vermont Moves Toward Labeling of GMO Foods

SCIENCE | By Dave Gram, Lisa Rathke | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Vermont lawmakers have passed the country’s first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves.

The Sperm Mix-up Mystery

SCIENCE | By Brady McCombs | Apr 25
The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient’s sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type of switch with other families.

How El Nino Might Affect U.S. Weather

SCIENCE | Apr 24
Time Magazine’s Bryan Walsh explains how a rise could in the temperature of the Pacific ocean could be signs of the El Nino weather phenomenon. He describes how that might affect global and U.S. weather.

Women, Minorities Underrepresented in STEM Fields

SCIENCE | Apr 23
A study by U.S. News & World Report finds America is not producing enough workers to keep up with growing STEM (science technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

A scientist holds a juvenile lobster while doing research on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine.

Maine Baby Lobster Decline Could End High Catches

SCIENCE | By Patrick Whittle | Apr 23
The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.

Drone Images Uncover Ancient New Mexico Village

SCIENCE | Apr 21
Drones have helped archaeologists uncover a 1000-year-old village in New Mexico. Researchers can now see what lies beneath a landscape covered in dirt and vegetation, giving unique insight into what it was like. KRQE-TV’s Gabrrielle Burkhart reports.

New Species of Killer Sponges Discovered

SCIENCE | Apr 21
Researchers in Monterey Bay, California, have discovered four new species of killer sponges in the Pacific Ocean. Marcella Lee reports.

Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence."

’Transcendence’ Like a Clunky TED Talk

SCIENCE | By Jake Coyle | Apr 19
First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity - when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts - is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars.

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 19
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

California Delays Decision on Protecting Gray Wolf

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Apr 18
Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

A sea lion pup named Hoppie who was found at Mape’s Ranch near Modesto, Calif.

Lost Sea Lion in California Found Mile from Water

SCIENCE | Apr 17
Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.