Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list

Published Feb. 25 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government says the thorny skate will not be listed under the Endangered Species Act.

NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's 1st flight

Published Feb. 24 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new...

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

Published Feb. 24 2017

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and...

Bouncing baby bongo shows its stripes at Los Angeles Zoo

Published Feb. 23 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A rare baby bongo has made its debut at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people

Published Feb. 23 2017

DENVER (AP) - Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and...

NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps

Published Feb. 23 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky...

SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late

Published Feb. 23 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after...

NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

Published Feb. 22 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million cut to programs that fight cancer,...

Cool facts about 7 Earth-size planets circling single star

Published Feb. 22 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Talk about an Earth-shattering discovery.

Seven Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life [video]

Published Feb. 22 2017

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds...

In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

Published Feb. 22 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit...

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

Published Feb. 21 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into...

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites

Published Feb. 21 2017

DENVER (AP) - Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to...

Scientists hold rally in Boston protest threats to science

Published Feb. 19 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters are rallying in Boston to protest what they see...

SpaceX trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad

Published Feb. 19 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad.

The Latest: SpaceX cancels rocket launch from NASA moon pad

Published Feb. 18 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on SpaceX rocket launch that was scheduled for liftoff Saturday (all times local):

SpaceX go for launching rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

Published Feb. 18 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - SpaceX is all set to launch a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad.

Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old

Published Feb. 17 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Scientists examining caves in Mexico have found life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.

New supercomputer aids climate research in top coal state

Published Feb. 17 2017

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from...

Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected

Published Feb. 17 2017

TOKYO (AP) - Robot probes sent to one of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the...

World's oldest seabird hatches new chick at Midway Atoll

Published Feb. 16 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - The world's oldest known seabird has a new chick.


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Colorado's 834 million dead trees threaten to worsen fires

Published Feb. 15 2017

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen...

AP, HHMI collaborate on expanded science, health coverage

Published Feb. 15 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press is partnering with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Department of Science Education to...