Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

Published Jan. 19 2017

JERUSALEM (AP) - The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private...

Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalies

Published Jan. 19 2017

PARIS (AP) - The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the...

Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

Published Jan. 19 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get...

Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle

Published Jan. 19 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

Published Jan. 19 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a Hawaii volcano...

World's primates facing extinction crisis, new report says

Published Jan. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it's our...

For third-straight time, Earth sets hottest year record

Published Jan. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame...

States argue in court for more say over endangered species

Published Jan. 18 2017

DENVER (AP) - A battle over how to save endangered wolves in the Southwest moves to a federal appeals court...

Oregon ocean tragedy underscores need for greater awareness

Published Jan. 17 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they...

Oregon ocean tragedy underscores need for greater awareness

Published Jan. 17 2017

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they...

Recovered SpaceX rocket arrives in Port of Los Angeles

Published Jan. 17 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first stage of a SpaceX rocket that landed on a platform floating in the Pacific...

Sonar maps from MH370 search will reveal more about seafloor

Published Jan. 17 2017

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - The deep-sea sonar search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may not have found the plane but...

Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Published Jan. 16 2017

HOUSTON (AP) - Astronaut Gene Cernan traced his only child's initials in the dust of the lunar surface. Then he...

SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in Florida

Published Jan. 14 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday, marking the company's first launch...

Oil pipeline safety rule scaled back after cost objections

Published Jan. 13 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines...

Watch the picnic basket: Bear sightings surge in Connecticut

Published Jan. 13 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Keep an eye on the picnic basket. Bear sightings are surging across Connecticut.

Spacewalking astronauts upgrade orbiting lab's power grid

Published Jan. 13 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronauts took another spacewalk Friday to plug in new and better batteries outside the International...

Officials: More than 40 percent of California out of drought

Published Jan. 12 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 40 percent of California is out of drought, federal drought-watchers said Thursday at the...

Snowfall from 67% to 161%: Huge shift in California drought

Published Jan. 12 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Recent storms bearing some of the heaviest snow and rain to hit Northern California in decades...

Officials: More than 40 percent of California out of drought

Published Jan. 12 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 40 percent of California has emerged from a punishing drought that covered the whole...

Scientists hear voice of ancient humans in baboon calls

Published Jan. 12 2017

PARIS (AP) - Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting...

Yellowstone grizzly decision delayed, 106 killed in 2015-16

Published Jan. 11 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Federal officials are delaying their decision on whether to lift protections for more than 700 grizzly...

Study: Some bats showing resistance to deadly fungus

Published Jan. 11 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The little brown bat, a species that has been decimated by a deadly fungus, could be...