- NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems.
- Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.
- Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.
- 'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.
- Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
LONDON (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.
- Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.
- FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.
- Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.
- Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa
NEW YORK (AP) — Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave.
- Ex-Los Alamos scientist in nuke spy sting to be sentenced
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.
- Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday.
- Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby.
- Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur's notes on brewing beer
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with after work will want to pay a visit to San Marino's Huntington Library.
- Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska.
- Monarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund.