Stories tagged: science
Mon., July 4, 2016, 3:20 p.m.
Journey to Jupiter: NASA’s Juno spacecraft prepares for cosmic date
A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 10:24 a.m.
Judge: 14K cases possibly affected by tainted lab work
Nearly 15,000 drug cases might have been undermined after a forensic lab technician was accused of shoddy work, according to a New Jersey judge.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Beijing is sinking at an alarming rate, research shows
The land under Beijing is sinking by as much as 4 inches per year because of the overconsumption of groundwater, according to research published in the journal Remote Sensing this …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Booster rocket fires in key NASA test for Mars missions
NASA’s fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
40-year-old Twinkie still going strong
In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: a decades-old Twinkie.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world
The cod isn’t just a fish to David Goethel. It’s his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.
Sun., June 19, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
Scientists battle to save world’s coral reefs
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world’s oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into …
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:16 p.m.
Coffee struck from list of possible cancer-causing agents
Go on, have another cup. Coffee is now off the list of things that could possibly cause cancer.
Wed., June 15, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Scientists tell Obama: Drop Arctic from plans for offshore drilling
Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
US government close to approving private moon mission, reports say
A commercial space company could be one step closer to landing its spacecraft on the moon in a regulatory move that might help open space exploration beyond Earth orbit to …
Mon., June 6, 2016, 12:24 p.m.
VP Joe Biden unveiling public database for clinical data on cancer
Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
Astronauts enter world’s first inflatable space habitat
Space station astronauts opened the world’s first inflatable space habitat Monday and floated inside.
Sun., June 5, 2016, midnight
AP Exclusive: How candy makers shape nutrition science
It was a startling scientific finding: Children who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t. Less startling was how it came about.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Vibrant U.S. marine reserve now a coral graveyard
El Nino’s super warm water has turned what had been one of the world’s most lush and isolated tropical marine reserve into a coral graveyard, federal scientists said Wednesday.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Hundreds of toads hop free, offering hope for at-risk animal
The release of more than 900 Wyoming toads in a valley Wednesday could lay the groundwork for helping the critically endangered species and other amphibians resist a devastating fungus, researchers …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Honduran mother with Zika gives birth in U.S. to baby with birth defects
A Honduran woman infected with Zika gave birth in New Jersey to a baby girl with birth defects caused by the virus, her doctor said Wednesday.
Tue., May 31, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
New synthetic dog cadavers could replace shelter animals in vet schools
Alberta is a canine made entirely of synthetic material, created to provide veterinary students with anatomically correct bodies for surgical practice. The product is designed to replace the euthanized shelter …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
Ocean ‘robot’ to help identify toxic algae off Washington
After a massive toxic algae bloom closed lucrative shellfish fisheries off the West Coast last year, scientists are turning to a new tool that could provide an early warning of …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Tropical Depression Bonnie dissipates after heavy rains
Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 8:26 p.m.
NASA inflates new space station room
NASA successfully inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, producing the world’s first pump-it-up compartment for astronauts.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
NASA slowly inflating new room at space station on 2nd try
NASA slowly inflated a new experimental room at the International Space Station on Saturday, with better luck than the first try two days earlier.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Three workers exposed in radiation incident at Idaho DOE site
A cleanup contractor says radioactive material contaminated the skin and clothing of three workers during an incident earlier this month at a U.S. Department of Energy site in the Idaho …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Breast cancer diagnoses could be prevented or delayed, study shows
Ask almost any health-conscious woman who’s mustered under a giant pink ribbon, and she’ll tell you what an American woman’s chances are of getting breast cancer in her lifetime: 1 …
Fri., May 27, 2016, 6:38 a.m.
Climate change is happening on Mars, where an ice age is coming to an end
By examining swirling patterns left in ice topping the Red Planet’s north pole, scientists using radar data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have put together an unprecedented look into our …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
First drug-oozing implant to control addiction gets FDA approval
Federal health officials have approved an innovative new option for Americans addicted to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a …
Thu., May 26, 2016, 1:50 p.m.
Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania
A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
NASA’s yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue
NASA’s yearlong spaceman says even after 2
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:46 a.m.
Volcano erupts in western Indonesia, killing 3 villagers
A volcano in western Indonesian has unleashed hot clouds of ash, killing three villagers and injuring four others.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:07 a.m.
Supersized tsunamis once roiled ocean on Mars, scientists say
Mars might have been a wilder water world than we thought. Scientists scanning the terrain have discovered signs of two massive tsunamis in the northern hemisphere – events that might …
Thu., May 19, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Mars, Earth, sun line up perfectly in sky this weekend
Last week, Mercury stole the show. Now it’s Mars’ turn. On Sunday morning, Mars, Earth and the sun will line up perfectly in the sky. This once-every-two-years event is called …