Stories tagged: science
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
Study documents yellow cedar’s decline due to climate change
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Scientists: Ash cloud from Alaska volcano has dissipated
Scientists say an ash cloud from a remote Alaska volcano that might have gone more than 6 miles into the atmosphere has dissipated after it was tracked north over the …
Mon., Jan. 2, 2017, 5:11 p.m.
Researchers identify proteins in Zika linked to birth defects
Scientists have identified seven proteins within the deadly Zika virus that could be to blame for the birth defects linked to the pathogen.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:13 a.m.
3 earthquakes hit near Lake Tahoe, felt across region
Three earthquakes in the magnitude 5 range struck early Wednesday about 70 miles southeast of Lake Tahoe, and their rumblings were felt across areas of Nevada and California. There were …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
OSU receives DOE grant for wave energy test facility
Oregon State University has landed a federal grant for the design, permitting and construction of an advanced wave energy test facility.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:43 a.m.
For 2nd day, Alaska volcano eruption sparks aviation alert
For the second straight day, the Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation when a volcano erupted with a towering ash cloud in the Aleutian Islands.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Volcano eruption in Aleutian Islands sparks aviation alert
The Alaska Volcano Observatory issued its highest alert level for aviation Tuesday, after a volcano erupted in the Aleutian Islands that reportedly sent ash thousands of feet into the air. …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 2:10 p.m.
Kennewick Man must be returned to tribes within 90 days
The Ancient One is going home. One of the oldest and most complete skeletons found in North America will be given back to American Indian tribes in Washington state for …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
North China cities choked by smog shut factories, stop cars
Engulfed in choking smog, some northern Chinese cities limited the number of cars on roads and temporarily shut down factories Monday to reduce air pollution during a national “red alert.”
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Scientists get antimatter excited, see first light
Scientists have used a laser to tickle atoms of antimatter and make them shine, a key step toward answering one of the great riddles of the universe.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
Portland researcher studies urban coyotes
Coyotes are a fairly common sight in rural areas of the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, and landowners might instinctively reach for the rifle if they see one in the …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
John Glenn lies in honor at Ohio capitol for public goodbye
John Glenn’s home state and the nation began saying goodbye to the beloved astronaut Friday beginning with a public viewing of his flag-draped casket inside Ohio’s Statehouse rotunda.
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 7:16 a.m.
NASA launches 8 mini-satellites for hurricane forecasting
NASA launched eight mini-satellites Thursday morning to measure surface wind deep in the heart of hurricanes.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 2:13 p.m.
Ancient human ancestor was one tall dude, his footprints say
He stood a majestic 5-foot-5, weighed around 100 pounds and maybe had a harem. That’s what scientists figure from the footprints he left behind some 3.7 million year ago.
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
Scientists are frantically copying climate data, fearing it might vanish under Trump
Alarmed that decades of crucial climate measurements could vanish under a hostile Trump administration, scientists have begun a feverish attempt to copy reams of government data onto independent servers in …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 4:01 a.m.
Arctic just had its warmest year on record ‘by far,’ scientists report
The Arctic saw the warmest temperatures ever recorded in 2016, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 6:11 p.m.
New report shows why the world isn’t wiping out malaria
Despite progress toward preventing the spread of malaria, the world is moving too slowly toward elimination of the disease, which still claims hundreds of thousands of lives each year, the …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Geminids meteor shower peaks Tuesday amid full moon
The Geminids meteor shower hits its peak on Tuesday, but a full moon will outshine the celestial show this year.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
Hero-astronaut John Glenn to lie in state in Ohio
American hero-astronaut John Glenn will lie in state in Ohio’s capitol building preceding a celebration of his life of military and government service and two history-making voyages into space.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 11:22 a.m.
Everett lab fined $185,000 over death of 38 monkeys
An Everett medical laboratory has been fined $185,000 over the deaths of 38 monkeys over a five-year period.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 8:09 a.m.
Japan launches much-needed supplies to space station
A Japanese capsule blasted off with much-needed supplies for the International Space Station on Friday, a week after a Russian shipment was destroyed shortly after liftoff.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95
John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, …
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 7:40 a.m.
California conjoined twins separated in successful surgery
Conjoined California twins Eva and Erika Sandoval have become two separate toddlers following a 17-hour marathon surgery at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 4:29 a.m.
Earth’s spin is slowing at a rate of 1.8 milliseconds per century
The latest findings in Earth science are brought to you by ancient astronomers who observed the heavens as much as 2,700 years ago.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:29 a.m.
SpaceX delays launch to January after fireball grounding
SpaceX plans to launch several Iridium communications satellites into space in early January, delaying its return to flight after a Sept. 1 fireball destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket on a …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Three Everglades deer found in one big python belly
Pythons eat a lot. No surprise there. But in a new study, scientists examining poop from a Burmese python bagged in the Everglades discovered the ravenous snakes may be gorging …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 3:57 p.m.
Math a concern for U.S. teens; science, reading flat on test
American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance for 15-year-olds shows declining math scores in the U.S. and stagnant performance in science and reading.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Russian supply ship, launched to International Space Station, breaks up over Siberia
An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said.
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 8:04 a.m.
Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand
An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Icy basin in Pluto’s heart may be natural sinkhole
The deep icy basin in Pluto’s heart-shaped region may be a natural sinkhole.