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...


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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...

Exodus from Bali volcano nears 100,000 amid frequent tremors

Published Sep. 27 2017

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - The exodus from a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is nearing 100,000...

US, Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water

Published Sep. 27 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River,...

Climate change may spell hotter summers for southern Europe

Published Sep. 27 2017

BERLIN (AP) - Climate researchers are warning that Europeans should prepare for the return of "Lucifer," saying the hellishly named...

Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminal

Published Sep. 26 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the...

Researchers want to know why beluga whales haven't recovered

Published Sep. 26 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska wildlife officials have launched new research into a highly endangered population of beluga whales.

New model confirms endangered right whales are declining

Published Sep. 25 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they...

Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region

Published Sep. 22 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding...

NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

Published Sep. 22 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock.


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Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2

Published Sep. 21 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support...

Nevertheless, they persist: Babies can copy adult tenacity

Published Sep. 21 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching.