Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

Published Dec. 12 2018

Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don't expect your cheeseburgers or cereal...

Trump administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Published Dec. 12 2018

Cabinet chiefs and GOP lawmakers celebrated alongside farm and business leaders Tuesday as the Trump administration made good on one...

Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

Published Dec. 6 2018

After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging...

NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid

Published Dec. 3 2018

After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of...

Repeat outbreaks pressure produce industry to step up safety

Published Nov. 29 2018

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety...

Q&A on scientist's bombshell claim of gene-edited babies

Published Nov. 28 2018

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned.

NASA spacecraft lands on red planet after six-month journey

Published Nov. 26 2018

A NASA spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet Monday after a six-month,...

Government climate report warns of worsening U.S. disasters

Published Nov. 23 2018

As California's catastrophic wildfires recede and people rebuild after two hurricanes, a massive new federal report warns that these types...

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

Published Nov. 20 2018

Cat lovers know when kitties groom, their tongues are pretty scratchy. Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are...

NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship

Published Nov. 16 2018

NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship.

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Published Oct. 25 2018

At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed...

$2.5 billion in storm losses, but don't ask Georgia farmers about climate change

Published Oct. 22 2018

Renee Moss was standing in her ruined cotton field, boot-toeing a fallen boll that looked like a dirty snowball and...


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Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Published Oct. 22 2018

Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico's Pacific coast with winds of 160...

Study: Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in U.S.

Published Oct. 17 2018

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting - decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more...

Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

Published Oct. 16 2018

Skipping your checkup but not grandma's? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll...

U.S., Russian astronauts land safely after rocket failure

Published Oct. 11 2018

The problem came two minutes into the flight: The rocket carrying an American and a Russian to the International Space...

Hurricane Michael slams into Florida Panhandle with 155 mph winds

Published Oct. 10 2018

Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially...

U.S. Gulf Coast bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

Published Oct. 8 2018

Residents of Florida's Panhandle frantically filled sandbags, boarded up homes and secured boats Monday as they anxiously awaited Hurricane Michael,...

SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky, social media

Published Oct. 8 2018

When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California's Central Coast, both the night sky and social...

Meet the farmers of the future: Robots

Published Oct. 3 2018

Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future.

Survey finds 2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

Published Sep. 17 2018

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening concern about the...

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Published Sep. 14 2018

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along...

Ferocious typhoon slams into northeastern Philippines

Published Sep. 14 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the country's northeastern coast early Saturday, with witnesses saying the storm's ferocious wind and blinding rain...