Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

Published Dec. 6 2017

Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.

Super big black hole from early universe farthest ever found

Published Dec. 6 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronomers have discovered a super-size black hole harkening back to almost the dawn of creation.

Astronauts make, fling, float, eat pizzas on space station

Published Dec. 5 2017

The first-ever pizza party in space is getting sky-high reviews.


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Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey

Published Nov. 23 2017

Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast today on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey.

Study: North America's summer storms likely to be larger, more frequent

Published Nov. 21 2017

Summer thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger, wetter and more frequent in a warmer world, dumping 80 percent...

U.S. scientists try first gene editing inside the human body

Published Nov. 15 2017

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change...

Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, according to new guidelines

Published Nov. 13 2017

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which...

Boy with rare disease gets brand new skin with gene therapy

Published Nov. 9 2017

Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new...

U.S. at climate talks may be like unhappy dinner guest

Published Nov. 9 2017

How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling...

Baby gene therapy study offers hope for fatal muscle disease

Published Nov. 1 2017

A first attempt at gene therapy for a disease that leaves babies unable to move, swallow and, eventually, breathe has...

Pruitt guts EPA science panels, will appoint new members

Published Nov. 1 2017

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday he intends to replace the outside experts that advise him on...

Slow flow of human immigration may have doomed Neanderthals

Published Oct. 31 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - What killed off the Neanderthals? It's a big debate, and now a study says that no...

Doctors: Global warming is taking a toll on people's health

Published Oct. 30 2017

Global warming is hurting people's health a bit more than previously thought, but there's hope that the Earth — and...

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...


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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...