Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger

Published Oct. 20 2017

Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and...

Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island

Published Oct. 19 2017

America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be...

Light in the sky over UAE likely Russian rocket breaking up

Published Oct. 17 2017

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - A light seen in the night sky over the United Arab Emirates likely was...

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

Published Oct. 16 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense...

What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold

Published Oct. 16 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming...

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Published Oct. 16 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the...

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

Published Oct. 16 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian conservation group says the discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo...

Pope at UN demands response to hunger, climate, migration

Published Oct. 16 2017

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis is demanding world governments collectively work to end rising world hunger by working to end...

Researchers sound alarm over Antarctic penguin chick deaths

Published Oct. 15 2017

BERLIN (AP) - Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped...

Another El Nino problem: More carbon dioxide in air

Published Oct. 12 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A NASA satellite has found another thing to blame on El Nino: A recent record high increase...

SpaceX launches communications satellite, lands booster

Published Oct. 11 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX has launched and landed its second rocket in three days, this time from the...

NASA using asteroid's close flyby to test warning network

Published Oct. 11 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is using an asteroid's close flyby to test Earth's warning network for incoming space...

Astronauts go spacewalking to grease robot arm's new hand

Published Oct. 10 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA astronauts took another spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, this time to...

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

Published Oct. 9 2017

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - Ten new satellites for Iridium Communications Inc. have been carried into orbit by...

Archaeologists may have discovered St. Nick's bones

Published Oct. 6 2017

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish archaeologists believe they may have discovered the remains of St. Nicholas - from whom the...

Winds, floods and fire: US ties record for costly weather

Published Oct. 6 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Meteorologists say 2017 has been so wild the U.S. so far has tied a record for weather...

Spacewalkers installing new hand on station's robot arm

Published Oct. 5 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Spacewalking astronauts worked at giving the International Space Station's big robot arm a new hand...

Massive wave of butterflies lights up Denver weather radar

Published Oct. 4 2017

DENVER (AP) - A lacy, cloud-like pattern drifting across a Denver-area radar screen turned out to be a 70-mile-wide (110-kilometer)...

Tropical bird likely blown off course by hurricane dies

Published Oct. 3 2017

EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) - A tropical bird believed to be the first of its type seen in Massachusetts has died...

US considers ending protections for northwest Montana bears

Published Sep. 29 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - On the heels of lifting protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears the U.S. government plans to consider...

Hawaii land board grants permit to build divisive telescope

Published Sep. 28 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's land board on Thursday granted a construction permit for a giant telescope on a mountain that...

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

Published Sep. 28 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a...

Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris

Published Sep. 28 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Researchers say nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean...