WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
The Obama administration is to announce Wednesday it will transfer leftover money from the largely successful fight against Ebola to combat the growing threat of the Zika virus, congressional officials …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 8:45 A.M.
A propane-powered model rocket exploded at a Southern California school, killing a young man and sending his friend to the hospital with minor injuries, authorities said.
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 4 P.M.
New statistics on death rates in the United States appear to confirm a grim prediction – that obesity is reversing decades of steady expansion in Americans’ life spans, according to …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 4:47 P.M.
It was a spectacular discovery: Fossil remains in an Indonesian cave revealed a recent relative of modern humans that stood about 3 feet tall. The creatures were quickly nicknamed “hobbits.”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016, 9:47 A.M.
Federal health officials are granting use of an experimental blood test to screen blood for Zika virus, an emergency step designed to protect local blood supplies from the mosquito-borne virus.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016, 2:09 P.M.
When a team of astronomers found a galaxy in the direction of Ursa Major two years ago, they weren’t sure what to make of it. Now they’re certain it represents …
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016, 4 P.M.
Scientists have deleted nearly half the genes of a microbe, creating a stripped-down version that still functions, an achievement that might reveal secrets of how life works.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016, 10:24 A.M.
Europe and Russia have launched a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life on the red planet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 3:03 P.M.
Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He …
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 1:55 P.M.
Science students at North Central High School are going to have more resources to pursue projects, with the school among six chosen to receive a $20,000 grant from the state’s …
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 7:30 A.M.
The Obama administration’s proposed Hanford budget seems to foreshadow declaring a cleanup victory, leaving critical work unfinished, Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 3:04 P.M.
Private space travel company Blue Origin expects its first test flights with people in 2017, company founder Jeff Bezos said during a tour of the venture’s research and development site …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 1:29 P.M.
Seventh-grader Ben Goodell has earned honors at a Massachusetts school science fair for his demonstration of how footballs can deflate on their own.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to …
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 12:54 P.M.
One of a dozen state-certified marijuana testing labs is closed amid a dispute over testing results.
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 9:39 A.M.
Federal meteorologists say the winter that has just ended was the hottest in U.S. records, thanks to the combination of El Nino and man-made global warming.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 10:05 A.M.
HONOLULU – Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 10:09 A.M.
Brandi Chastain, who scored the game-winning penalty kick that gave the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has pledged to donate her brain for concussion research when she …
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 8:15 A.M.
A new atom smasher with the potential to help physicists explain some of the mysteries of the universe has circulated beams for the first time.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 7:04 A.M.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has hired two outside lawyers to assist with civil representation and to search and process emails and other records connected to Flint’s lead-tainted water crisis.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016, 6:54 A.M.
Work to empty Hanford’s oldest double-shell tank is expected to start anytime as a March 4 deadline looms.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 5:57 P.M.
Doubt over man’s contribution to global warming, particularly through burning coal for power, is fueling a push by West Virginia lawmakers to block new science standards in schools.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 3:26 P.M.
A charter school in Rathdrum, Idaho, is headed to space. NASA has picked a team of high school students at STEM Charter Academy to design and build a small research …
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 9:10 A.M.
The Environmental Protection Agency says the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford after a Nov. 17 windstorm is alarming.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 12:50 P.M.
The Idaho Legislature is the latest state to consider making it illegal to buy, sell or experiment upon fetal tissue, even though no such practice exists in the state.
FRIDAY, FEB. 19, 2016, 11:23 A.M.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space travel never looked so good. NASA announced Friday it received a record number of applicants – some 18,300 – for its next astronaut class. That’s …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 1:46 P.M.
The number of traffic deaths in the United States rose 8 percent from 2014 to 2015, the largest year-to-year percentage increase in a half-century, according to preliminary estimates Wednesday by …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 12:55 P.M.
Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area.
TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2016, 4:47 P.M.
The World Health Organization says it may be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are spreading the Zika virus across the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2016, 11 A.M.
Oklahoma oil-and-gas regulators are making their most far-reaching directive yet in response to the spike in earthquakes in the state by asking the operators of nearly 250 injection wells to …