Horseman rides across US to bring attention to Agent Orange

Published Apr. 30 2017

SANTA CLARITA, California (AP) - The two things Colt Romberger and his father had most in common, the ones that...

2nd company shuts oil, gas wells after deadly Colorado blast

Published Apr. 28 2017

DENVER (AP) - A second petroleum company said it would shut down and inspect wells after a deadly house explosion...

California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought

Published Apr. 27 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state's coast is expected to...


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DNA from dirt: Tracing ancient humans found in 'empty' caves

Published Apr. 27 2017

BERLIN (AP) - No bones? No problem!

Scientists to review large number of humpback whale deaths

Published Apr. 27 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Government scientists are launching an investigation into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from...

Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings

Published Apr. 27 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has...

NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds

Published Apr. 26 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's spacewalking suits are in short supply, and a replacement is still years away despite...

Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative story says

Published Apr. 26 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists...

Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st

Published Apr. 26 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings.

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

Published Apr. 26 2017

BEIJING (AP) - Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on...

Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico

Published Apr. 25 2017

DENVER (AP) - A federal court on Tuesday removed an obstacle to the U.S. government's plan to release more endangered...

Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense

Published Apr. 24 2017

BEIJING (AP) - China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year....


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Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world

Published Apr. 24 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made...

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

Published Apr. 24 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare,...

Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

Published Apr. 24 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt.

Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common

Published Apr. 23 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England...

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

Published Apr. 22 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday.

Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

Published Apr. 21 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn.

APNewsBreak: Baby orca! Last killer whale born at SeaWorld

Published Apr. 19 2017

MIAMI (AP) - The last orca has been born in captivity at a SeaWorld park in San Antonio, Texas, just...

Scientists say 'alien' fungus threatens European salamanders

Published Apr. 19 2017

BERLIN (AP) - Europe's salamanders could be decimated by a flesh-eating alien species that has already wreaked havoc in some...

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

Published Apr. 19 2017

Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot...


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Report: Can't blame El Nino as global temps spike in March

Published Apr. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - In what scientists call a clear sign of a warming world, Earth's temperatures in March were the...

Pilot, meteorologist vying to be 1st German female astronaut

Published Apr. 19 2017

BERLIN (AP) - A fighter pilot and a meteorologist have made the finals in the race to become Germany's first...