This Week In Science: Snipping Out HIV, Gas-Guzzling Lobster and Expensive Old Poop

July 25, 2014 3:28 PM

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This Week In Science: Snipping Out HIV, Gas-Guzzling Lobster and Expensive Old Poop

Researchers found a way to delete HIV DNA from infected lab-grown cells. HIV cases in the U.S. are down 33 percent over the last decade, but are up 132 percent in young men who have sex with men. Federal watchdogs estimate that NASA may need another $400 million to meet a December 2017 launch deadline for the Space Launch System, the rocket that will send new missions beyond Earth's orbit.

Scientists are mimicking a component in the ears of the parasitic fly Ormia ochracea to make better hearing aids. No one seems to be able to agree on whether the space probe Voyager 1 has actually left the solar system yet. Seals seem to be using offshore wind farms as hunting grounds, possibly beca...

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