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  • Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

    Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:33:52 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:45:34 GMT
    (CSIRO via AP). This December 2016 photo provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, a dead shearwater bird rests on a table next to a plastic straw and pieces of a red balloon found inside of it on North Stradbroke Is...(CSIRO via AP). This December 2016 photo provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, a dead shearwater bird rests on a table next to a plastic straw and pieces of a red balloon found inside of it on North Stradbroke Is...
    Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem.More >>
    Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem.More >>
  • Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

    Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:23 AM EDT2018-04-18 05:23:15 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:56 AM EDT2018-04-21 09:56:53 GMT
    (ASRM via AP). This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes...(ASRM via AP). This undated microscope image provided by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in January 2018 shows a trophectoderm biopsy, in which cells from the outer layer of an embryo that develop into the placenta and amniotic membranes...

    A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each.

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    A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each.

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  • Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery

    Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:52 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:52:32 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:47:12 GMT
    (NASA, ESA, STScI via AP). This February 2018 image made available by NASA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 shows the Lagoon Nebula, about 4,000 light-years away from the Earth, with the star Herschel 36 at center. The young star, 200,000 times brighter tha...(NASA, ESA, STScI via AP). This February 2018 image made available by NASA on Thursday, April 19, 2018 shows the Lagoon Nebula, about 4,000 light-years away from the Earth, with the star Herschel 36 at center. The young star, 200,000 times brighter tha...
    NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 28th launch anniversary with peek into a wild stellar nursery.More >>
    NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 28th launch anniversary with peek into a wild stellar nursery.More >>
  • Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

    Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:24 AM EDT2018-04-20 06:24:25 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:47 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:47:05 GMT
    (Kyodo News via AP). CORRECTS YEAR - In this April 19, 2018, photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mt. Io, foreground, part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, taken over Ebino city, Miyazaki prefecture. The Meteorol...(Kyodo News via AP). CORRECTS YEAR - In this April 19, 2018, photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mt. Io, foreground, part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, taken over Ebino city, Miyazaki prefecture. The Meteorol...
    A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.More >>
    A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.More >>
  • Environmentalists ask court to restore oil-gas emission rule

    Environmentalists ask court to restore oil-gas emission rule

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:34:01 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:46:55 GMT
    Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily.More >>
    Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily.More >>
  • Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

    Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:40:20 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:46:53 GMT
    (Richard Spitzer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, file). FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows nectar-feeding lesser long-nosed bats attracted to a hummingbird feeder during a citizen science bat migration monitoring pr...(Richard Spitzer/U.S. Fish and Wildlife via AP, file). FILE - This 2013 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife shows nectar-feeding lesser long-nosed bats attracted to a hummingbird feeder during a citizen science bat migration monitoring pr...
    Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list.More >>
    Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list.More >>
  • Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

    Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:20:17 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:46:50 GMT
    Scientists say fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system.More >>
    Scientists say fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system.More >>
  • Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

    Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:23 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:23:46 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:46:47 GMT
    (Los Alamos National Laboratory ). This undated photo provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows Nerses "Krik" Krikorian. Krikorian, who escaped the Armenian genocide as a boy and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where...(Los Alamos National Laboratory ). This undated photo provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory shows Nerses "Krik" Krikorian. Krikorian, who escaped the Armenian genocide as a boy and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where...
    Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died.More >>
    Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died.More >>
  • Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

    Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:21:09 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:25:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). A keeper using a glove puppet imitating a parent feeds baby critically endangered Javan green magpie at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Javan green magpies are one of the most endangered bird...(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). A keeper using a glove puppet imitating a parent feeds baby critically endangered Javan green magpie at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Javan green magpies are one of the most endangered bird...
    Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie.More >>
    Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie.More >>
  • NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

    NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-04-18 17:35:20 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:24:41 GMT
    (SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...(SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch.More >>
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch.More >>
  • Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

    Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-04-17 15:00:21 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 6:37 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:37:16 GMT
    The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument.More >>
    The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument.More >>
  • Global warming is mixing up nature's dinner time, study says

    Global warming is mixing up nature's dinner time, study says

    Monday, April 16 2018 3:23 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:23:25 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:20:49 GMT
    (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File). FILE- In this April 23, 2015, file photo a sparrow hawk looks up after catching a pigeon on a falcon farm, near the northern Serbian town of Coka. A study published Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Proceedings of the Nat...(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File). FILE- In this April 23, 2015, file photo a sparrow hawk looks up after catching a pigeon on a falcon farm, near the northern Serbian town of Coka. A study published Monday, April 16, 2018, in the Proceedings of the Nat...
    A new study says that global warming is putting predators and prey, pollinators and plants more out of sync than ever.More >>
    A new study says that global warming is putting predators and prey, pollinators and plants more out of sync than ever.More >>
  • Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island

    Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island

    Monday, April 16 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:18:30 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:37:49 GMT
    (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP). The April 13, 2018 photo shows medieval Saxonian, Ottoman, Danish and Byzantine coins after a medieval silver treasure had been found near Schaprode on the northern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.(Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP). The April 13, 2018 photo shows medieval Saxonian, Ottoman, Danish and Byzantine coins after a medieval silver treasure had been found near Schaprode on the northern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea.
    Archaeologists on the German Baltic island of Ruegen have uncovered hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets that they say are linked to the era of the Danish King Harald Gormsson.More >>
    Archaeologists on the German Baltic island of Ruegen have uncovered hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets that they say are linked to the era of the Danish King Harald Gormsson.More >>
  • GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt's privacy booth

    GAO says EPA violated spending law on Pruitt's privacy booth

    Monday, April 16 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:39:13 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 1:07 PM EDT2018-04-19 17:07:58 GMT
    The GAO reported that some high-tech office upgrades for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt violated federal law. (Source: CNN/Pool)The GAO reported that some high-tech office upgrades for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt violated federal law. (Source: CNN/Pool)
    The GAO reported that some high-tech office upgrades for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt violated federal law. (Source: CNN/Pool)The GAO reported that some high-tech office upgrades for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt violated federal law. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending rules when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt's office.

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    An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending rules when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt's office.

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  • Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

    Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

    Monday, April 16 2018 9:28 AM EDT2018-04-16 13:28:32 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 9:37 PM EDT2018-04-19 01:37:22 GMT
    Head of a bison reserve in eastern Poland says that seven young female animals are traveling to Spain to help grow a herd there.More >>
    Head of a bison reserve in eastern Poland says that seven young female animals are traveling to Spain to help grow a herd there.More >>
  • The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

    The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-04-18 23:04:48 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 8:55 PM EDT2018-04-19 00:55:45 GMT
    (SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...(SpaceX via AP). This photo released by SpaceX on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 shows a Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Once in orbit, TESS will peer at hundreds of thousands...
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away.More >>
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away.More >>
  • Launch delay for NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft

    Launch delay for NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft

    Monday, April 16 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:49:20 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-04-18 14:04:48 GMT
    (SpaceX via AP). In this image released by SpaceX, NASA' s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) sits atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecra...(SpaceX via AP). In this image released by SpaceX, NASA' s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) sits atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Space Launch Complex 40, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s newest planet-hunting spacecra...
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is poised for an early evening launch.More >>
    NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is poised for an early evening launch.More >>
  • Hawaii board delays decision on location for giant telescope

    Hawaii board delays decision on location for giant telescope

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:49:00 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:05 PM EDT2018-04-18 01:05:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, telescopes are shown on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest mountain and the proposed construction site for a new $1.4 billion telescope, near Hilo, Hawaii. On Friday, April 13, 2018, offic...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2015 file photo, telescopes are shown on Mauna Kea, Hawaii's tallest mountain and the proposed construction site for a new $1.4 billion telescope, near Hilo, Hawaii. On Friday, April 13, 2018, offic...
    A key decision on where to place a $1.4 billion giant telescope in Hawaii has been delayed.More >>
    A key decision on where to place a $1.4 billion giant telescope in Hawaii has been delayed.More >>
  • $1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

    $1 million federal grant will help study of transgender kids

    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-04-12 17:27:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-04-17 19:55:32 GMT
    Groundbreaking national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to the professor...More >>
    Groundbreaking national study of transgender children, including some as young as 3, is poised to expand thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to the professor leading the project.More >>
  • Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

    Radioactive sludge barrel ruptures at Idaho nuclear site

    Thursday, April 12 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-04-12 19:24:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 2:45 PM EDT2018-04-17 18:45:48 GMT
    (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, file). FILE - This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal official...(Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, file). FILE - This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal official...
    Federal officials say a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an eastern Idaho nuclear site but there are no injuries and the public is not in danger.More >>
    Federal officials say a barrel containing radioactive sludge ruptured at an eastern Idaho nuclear site but there are no injuries and the public is not in danger.More >>
  • Leading elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies at 83

    Leading elephant conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies at 83

    Friday, April 13 2018 11:28 AM EDT2018-04-13 15:28:55 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:26:09 GMT
    Leading conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies at 83; raised hundreds of orphaned elephants.More >>
    Leading conservationist Daphne Sheldrick dies at 83; raised hundreds of orphaned elephants.More >>
  • Estonia offers free genetic testing in nationwide experiment

    Estonia offers free genetic testing in nationwide experiment

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:44:26 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-04-17 13:04:09 GMT
    Estonia offers residents free genetic profiling, DNA tests in a trial scheme aimed minimizing risk for diseases and boosting healthier life.More >>
    Estonia offers residents free genetic profiling, DNA tests in a trial scheme aimed minimizing risk for diseases and boosting healthier life.More >>
  • Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

    Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-11 17:14:37 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 3:04 PM EDT2018-04-16 19:04:37 GMT
    (PIK via AP). This image provided by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in April 2018 shows observed ocean temperature changes since 1870, and currents in the Atlantic Ocean. A study released on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 suggests flobal ...(PIK via AP). This image provided by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in April 2018 shows observed ocean temperature changes since 1870, and currents in the Atlantic Ocean. A study released on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 suggests flobal ...
    A new study says that important Atlantic Ocean circulation is weakening to record slow speeds due to global warming.More >>
    A new study says that important Atlantic Ocean circulation is weakening to record slow speeds due to global warming.More >>
  • Europe plans remote update to keep aging Mars probe stable

    Europe plans remote update to keep aging Mars probe stable

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-04-11 13:17:21 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-04-16 17:44:02 GMT
    ( ESA/DLR via AP). FILE - This 2006 file photo released by the European Space Agency, ESA, shows a photo shot by European space ship 'Mars Express' of a gigantic glacial valley on planet Mars. The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the soft...( ESA/DLR via AP). FILE - This 2006 file photo released by the European Space Agency, ESA, shows a photo shot by European space ship 'Mars Express' of a gigantic glacial valley on planet Mars. The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the soft...
    The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable.More >>
    The European Space Agency plans to remotely update the software on its Mars Express probe to ensure the aging spacecraft remains stable.More >>
  • The Latest: Radioactive material washed off 3 firefighters

    The Latest: Radioactive material washed off 3 firefighters

    Thursday, April 12 2018 4:35 PM EDT2018-04-12 20:35:09 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 12:34 PM EDT2018-04-16 16:34:19 GMT
    (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, File). FILE - This Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal officials say the...(Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP, File). FILE - This Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Federal officials say the...
    U.S. officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes knowing the...More >>
    U.S. officials say the first known rupture of a barrel containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site might not be the last because secretive record keeping during the Cold War makes knowing the exact contents of similar barrels difficult.More >>
  • New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-04-10 05:50:12 GMT
    Monday, April 16 2018 7:21 AM EDT2018-04-16 11:21:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...

    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.

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    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.

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  • Fossil finger points to early humans entering Saudi Arabia

    Fossil finger points to early humans entering Saudi Arabia

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:18 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:18:56 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 8:02 PM EDT2018-04-14 00:02:07 GMT
    (Ian Cartwright/Michael Petraglia via AP). This photo provided by Michael Petraglia shows six different views of a Homo sapiens fossil finger bone from the Al Wusta archaeological site in Saudi Arabia. In a report released on Monday, April 9, 2018, res...(Ian Cartwright/Michael Petraglia via AP). This photo provided by Michael Petraglia shows six different views of a Homo sapiens fossil finger bone from the Al Wusta archaeological site in Saudi Arabia. In a report released on Monday, April 9, 2018, res...
    An ancient human finger bone found in Saudi Arabia provides a new clue about when and how our species migrated out of Africa.More >>
    An ancient human finger bone found in Saudi Arabia provides a new clue about when and how our species migrated out of Africa.More >>
  • Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

    Workers' radiation exposure halts nuke plant demolition

    Sunday, April 8 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-04-08 15:58:41 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-04-13 19:30:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios). This May 13, 2017, photo shows a portion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. Officials say dozens of workers demolishing the 1940s-era plutonium processing plant ther...(AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios). This May 13, 2017, photo shows a portion of the Plutonium Finishing Plant on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash. Officials say dozens of workers demolishing the 1940s-era plutonium processing plant ther...

    Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the...

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    Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.

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  • Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

    Battle to save Africa's elephants is gaining some ground

    Friday, April 13 2018 2:15 AM EDT2018-04-13 06:15:05 GMT
    Friday, April 13 2018 2:28 AM EDT2018-04-13 06:28:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ben Curtis). In this photo taken Tuesday, March 20, 2018, two young elephants play in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The battle to save Africa's elephants appears to be gaining momentum in Mikumi, where killings are declining and some popula...(AP Photo/Ben Curtis). In this photo taken Tuesday, March 20, 2018, two young elephants play in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania. The battle to save Africa's elephants appears to be gaining momentum in Mikumi, where killings are declining and some popula...
    The battle to save Africa's elephants from poachers appears to be gaining momentum after catastrophic losses in recent years.More >>
    The battle to save Africa's elephants from poachers appears to be gaining momentum after catastrophic losses in recent years.More >>
  • 10 teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition

    10 teams advance in international carbon dioxide competition

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-04-09 14:58:59 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-04-13 00:26:03 GMT
    Ten finalists in a contest to make money from carbon dioxide pollution announced, will share $5 million in prize money.More >>
    Ten finalists in a contest to make money from carbon dioxide pollution announced, will share $5 million in prize money.More >>
  • Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

    Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas facing tornado and wildfire threats

    Saturday, April 7 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-04-07 16:27:57 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 6:28 PM EDT2018-04-12 22:28:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams. File). FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, a tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year fo...(AP Photo/Alonzo Adams. File). FILE - In this Monday, May 20, 2013 file photo, a tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year fo...
    Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildfire threats because of severe drought conditions.More >>
    Emergency officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas are bracing for the start of what's historically the most active time of year for tornadoes while also facing wildfire threats because of severe drought conditions.More >>
  • Earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma include magnitude 4.6

    Earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma include magnitude 4.6

    Saturday, April 7 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-04-07 15:07:48 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 2:59 PM EDT2018-04-12 18:59:26 GMT
    The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma, including one of magnitude of 4.6 that was felt in Kansas and Missouri.More >>
    The U.S. Geological Survey reports four earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma, including one of magnitude of 4.6 that was felt in Kansas and Missouri.More >>
  • SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

    SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food, experiments

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-04-04 14:14:41 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-04-12 15:59:16 GMT
    (NASA via AP). In this image provided by NASA, the Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 with food and experiments. It will remain attached to the orbiting outpost for about a month, returning to Earth in...(NASA via AP). In this image provided by NASA, the Dragon capsule arrives at the International Space Station on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 with food and experiments. It will remain attached to the orbiting outpost for about a month, returning to Earth in...
    SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments for NASA arrives at International Space Station.More >>
    SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments for NASA arrives at International Space Station.More >>
  • UN holds meeting on curbing greenhouse emissions from ships

    UN holds meeting on curbing greenhouse emissions from ships

    Monday, April 9 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:01:39 GMT
    Thursday, April 12 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-12 05:56:51 GMT
    The U.N. maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships.More >>
    The U.N. maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships.More >>
  • Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

    Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

    Thursday, April 5 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-04-05 19:56:25 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-04-11 15:50:41 GMT
    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California. (Source: Raycom Media)An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California. (Source: Raycom Media)

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California.

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    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the coast of Southern California.

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  • Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

    Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

    Thursday, April 5 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-04-05 11:26:09 GMT
    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:09 AM EDT2018-04-11 07:09:11 GMT
    (DLR via AP). The undated photo provided by the German aerospace center (DLR) shows engineer Paul Zabel with fresh salad he harvested in the EDEN-ISS greenhouse at the Neumeyer-Station III on Antarctica. The project without soil but with a closed water...(DLR via AP). The undated photo provided by the German aerospace center (DLR) shows engineer Paul Zabel with fresh salad he harvested in the EDEN-ISS greenhouse at the Neumeyer-Station III on Antarctica. The project without soil but with a closed water...
    Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.More >>
    Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets.More >>
  • New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    New way of defining Alzheimer's aims to find disease sooner

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-04-10 04:40:30 GMT
    Tuesday, April 10 2018 2:48 AM EDT2018-04-10 06:48:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE- In this May 19, 2015, file photo, R. Scott Turner, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Memory Disorder Center at Georgetown University Hospital, points to PET scan results that are part of a study on Alzheimer'...
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    Scientists propose new way to define Alzheimer's disease using biological signs, such as brain changes, not just memory loss and other symptoms.More >>
  • Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

    Virgin Galactic conducts 1st powered flight of new spaceship

    Thursday, April 5 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-04-05 18:36:23 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:05:01 GMT
    Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.More >>
    Virgin Galactic has conducted the first powered test flight of its new space tourism rocket.More >>
  • Cool jazz: Bowhead whales improvise when singing, study says

    Cool jazz: Bowhead whales improvise when singing, study says

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-04-03 23:29:51 GMT
    Monday, April 9 2018 11:24 AM EDT2018-04-09 15:24:49 GMT
    (Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen/Norwegian Polar Institute via AP). This June 2017 photo provided by the Norwegian Polar Institute shows a bowhead whale in the Fram Strait between Greenland and Svalbard. In a study released in the Wednesday, April 4,...(Kit M. Kovacs, Christian Lydersen/Norwegian Polar Institute via AP). This June 2017 photo provided by the Norwegian Polar Institute shows a bowhead whale in the Fram Strait between Greenland and Svalbard. In a study released in the Wednesday, April 4,...
    Bowhead whales, the more blubbery Arctic cousins of the humpback, are the jazz singers of whale set.More >>
    Bowhead whales, the more blubbery Arctic cousins of the humpback, are the jazz singers of whale set.More >>
  • Houston approves new post-Harvey flood construction rule

    Houston approves new post-Harvey flood construction rule

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-04-04 19:56:53 GMT
    Sunday, April 8 2018 2:22 PM EDT2018-04-08 18:22:51 GMT
    Houston has approved new building regulations that will dictate how high new homes and other structures must be elevated to avoid floodwaters.More >>
    Houston has approved new building regulations that will dictate how high new homes and other structures must be elevated to avoid floodwaters.More >>
  • Correction: Black Holes story

    Correction: Black Holes story

    Wednesday, April 4 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-04 17:51:48 GMT
    Saturday, April 7 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-04-07 17:51:09 GMT
    (Columbia University via AP). This illustration provided by Columbia University shows the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A, located at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, surrounded by a cloud of dust and gas within which are 12 smaller black hole...(Columbia University via AP). This illustration provided by Columbia University shows the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A, located at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, surrounded by a cloud of dust and gas within which are 12 smaller black hole...
    Astronomers say they found a dozen black holes in the center of the Milky Way and that thousands of others are likely at our galactic core.More >>
    Astronomers say they found a dozen black holes in the center of the Milky Way and that thousands of others are likely at our galactic core.More >>
  • Synthetic coolant leaks from power cables in Michigan waters

    Synthetic coolant leaks from power cables in Michigan waters

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-04-03 22:55:27 GMT
    Saturday, April 7 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-04-07 15:29:43 GMT
    (Keith King/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP, Pool, File). FILE - This Feb. 11, 2014 aerial file photo shows a view of the Mackinac Bridge, which spans a 5-mile-wide freshwater channel called the Straits of Mackinac that separates Michigan's upper and...(Keith King/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP, Pool, File). FILE - This Feb. 11, 2014 aerial file photo shows a view of the Mackinac Bridge, which spans a 5-mile-wide freshwater channel called the Straits of Mackinac that separates Michigan's upper and...
    Officials say hundreds of gallons of potentially toxic coolant fluid have leaked from electric power cables in the waterway that links Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.More >>
    Officials say hundreds of gallons of potentially toxic coolant fluid have leaked from electric power cables in the waterway that links Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.More >>
  • China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

    China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

    Sunday, April 1 2018 9:13 PM EDT2018-04-02 01:13:19 GMT
    Saturday, April 7 2018 5:48 AM EDT2018-04-07 09:48:48 GMT

    Earlier forecasts had said only about 10 percent of the bus-sized, 8.5-ton spacecraft would likely survive re-entry, mainly its heavier components such as its engines.

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    Earlier forecasts had said only about 10 percent of the bus-sized, 8.5-ton spacecraft would likely survive re-entry, mainly its heavier components such as its engines.

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  • Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Vive la France: Trump hosts glitzy White House state dinner

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-21 12:34:07 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). The U.S., and French flags are displayed on the Eisenhower Executive Office Building as seen through the portico of the West Wing of the White House, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Washington. President Donald Trump plans to celebr...
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.More >>
    Vive le France: President Donald Trump to host his first big social event, a state dinner for President Emmanuel Macron.More >>
  • Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Saturday, April 21 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-04-21 10:54:10 GMT
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    (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.(Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.

    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

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    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.

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  • Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

    Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:54:40 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-04-22 05:56:25 GMT
    Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" films has died at age 49.More >>
    Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" films has died at age 49.More >>
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