Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act
MONROE, Wash. (AP) — At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious...
Owl vs. owl: Should humans intervene to save a species?
NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station.
Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological...
Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S....
Who says you can’t eat red meat? Food advice questioned anew
NEW YORK (AP) — So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple.
A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough...
With warming, get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires
WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say.
Alexei Leonov, 1st human to walk in space, dies in Moscow
MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago — and who nearly didn't make it back into his space capsule — has died in...
Not so fast: Many Nobel winners endured initial rejections
NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the world's most innovative ideas and creations have started out in a rejection pile.
One of this year's Nobel Prize winners for medicine previously saw his findings...
Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people have died at the scene of Southern California wildfires this week, authorities said Saturday, as firefighters aided by diminishing winds beat back a blaze on the...
Lincoln teacher recipient of national Milken Educator Award
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln middle school science and English teacher has earned a Milken Educator Award, which carries a $25,000 cash prize.
Climate activists in London shift site but keep up protests
LONDON (AP) — Climate protesters in London plan to keep up their campaign despite being ousted by a police order from their Trafalgar Square encampment.
Legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov buried in Russia
MYTISHCHI, Russia (AP) — Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, has been laid to rest at a memorial cemetery outside the Russian capital of Moscow.
The Latest: Nobel winner thought message was scam at first
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local):
1 a.m. Tuesday
Michael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam. It appeared to be from a friend...
3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into...
8 Kansas counties urged to upgrade their voting equipment
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A handful of Kansas counties are being urged to upgrade their voting machines to a voting system that creates a paper record of each vote.
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Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the...
Butler seeks $250M to boost enrollment, build science center
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler University is aiming to raise $250 million to invest in science education, increase its enrollment beyond resident undergraduates and boost community outreach.
Greta Thunberg tells Denver rally: ‘We are the change’
DENVER (AP) — Young people must be prepared to continue striking to call for action on climate change for a long time and not back down, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg told a climate...
Iowa teacher out after Facebook post about climate activist
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa high school science teacher has resigned after an investigation into a social media post that appeared to threaten Swedish climate activist Greta...
NASA conducts spacewalk as world’s 1st spacewalker dies
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts replaced oversized batteries outside the International Space Station on Friday, as news broke of the death of the world's first spacewalker.
NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.
The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric...
NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency's contractors about realistic...
Super typhoon on track to drench Japan’s main island
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is bracing for a super typhoon on track to hit central and eastern regions over the three-day weekend, with sport events and domestic flights canceled and sandbags given away to...
Nobel a boon to Binghamton University, says president
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — The president of Binghamton University says the Nobel prize just awarded to a faculty member will help the school build its reputation in research.
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Alaska Supreme Court hears youth climate change lawsuit
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska law promoting fossil fuel development infringes on the constitutional rights of young residents to a healthy environment, a lawyer told Alaska Supreme Court...
Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries
STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion...
US nuclear, uranium mining industries hope for Trump bailout
WASHINGTON (AP) — A plea from uranium mining companies and nuclear power plant operators for tax breaks and other federal financial boosts is going before President Donald Trump, as his...
Wealthy counties get many FEMA buyouts of flood-prone homes
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — FEMA buys flood-prone homes more often in wealthy, populous counties than in poor, rural areas, even though lower-income rural areas may be more likely to flood frequently, a...
The Latest: Nobel winner hopes for more breakthroughs
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
Nobel chemistry prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham says he hopes the award for work on...
Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, looking at possibilities beyond the space tourism company's immediate goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights...
Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic query
WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here? And are we alone?
‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize...
Legos lying around? Toy maker tests way to recycle bricks
NEW YORK (AP) — Lego is looking to keep its plastic bricks out of the trash.
The Danish toymaker is testing a way for customers to ship their unwanted bricks back and get them into the hands...
The Latest: Swiss Nobel physics winner found out ‘by chance’
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physics (all times local):
Michel Mayor, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics, says he found out he was one of the winners...
US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems,...
3 win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for...
2 victims of 1944 circus fire exhumed in ID attempt
WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the bodies Monday of two victims of the 1944 Hartford circus fire in the hopes of determining whether one of them is a woman who is among five people...
Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The solar system has a new winner in the moon department.
Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said...
The Latest: Standing ovation for Nobel winner
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology (all times local):
Dr. Gregg L. Semenza received a standing ovation from faculty members and students...
Climate activists block roads, march in global protests
BERLIN (AP) — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding...
Alaska school district seeks study of state testing accuracy
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District requested an analysis of the accuracy of statewide student testing that produced lower than expected results, officials...
Astronauts replace old batteries in 1st of 5 spacewalks
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts hustled through the first of five spacewalks to replace old batteries at the International Space Station on Sunday.
Nevada fighting to keep ‘zombie deer’ from entering state
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zombie deer may sound like something in a bad B-movie, but wildlife regulators say they're real and officials are working to keep them out of Nevada.
Controversy stalks Nobel Peace, Literature prizes
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Controversy stalks the Nobel prizes for peace and literature in a way it rarely does for science.
The revamped panel at the Swedish Academy who will hand out the...