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Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:19am

Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert.

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:04am

Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert.

India reschedules launch of its moon mission for Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:48am

India's space agency said it will launch a spacecraft to the south pole of the moon on Monday after an aborted effort this week.

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:20am

Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the Mojave Desert.

Hawaii expands power to block telescope protesters

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:04pm

Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down Wednesday on their commitment to ensure the project will be completed.

Correction: TV-Moon Landing Specials story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:08pm

In a July 5 story about TV specials marking the 1969 moon landing, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a July 20 concert celebrating the event will air on PBS. The National Symphony Orchestra Pops concert at the Kennedy Center will not be aired.

Memories of watching Apollo 11: 'You could hear a pin drop'

Jeremy Rehm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:08pm

When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on the moon in 1969, the world was watching.

Winners overlook rigged games' lack of fairness, study finds

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:20pm

When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose.

The Latest: Hawaii protests spur order over mountain access

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:23pm

The Latest on protests of a telescope on Hawaii mountain (all times local):

Animal rescue group needs help caring for 89 baby birds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:35am

An animal rescue group is asking for help caring for 89 baby snowy egrets and black-crowned night herons left homeless last week after a tree fell in downtown Oakland.

Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoes

Jeremy Rehm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:16am

Scientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money.

The Latest: Biologist: Whales moving away from Georgia coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:58am

The Latest on efforts to keep a group of pilot whales from beaching themselves in Georgia (all times local):

Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone

Michael Scaturro, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:46am

Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries.

Study links consumption of sugary drinks to increased risk of some cancers

Nina Avramova, CNN  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:21am

There's more bad news for fans of sugary drinks such as soda and fruit juice.

Hawaii protesters press on to stop telescope, face arrest

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:31pm

Thousands of protesters joined a swelling effort Wednesday to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, blocking a road to Hawaii's highest peak and prompting the arrest of a group of elderly demonstrators.

Space enthusiasts celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon mission

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:34pm

Dozens of families, space enthusiasts and Utah's very own astronaut gathered at Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate the event with modular rocket launches.

Increasing social media use tied to rise in teens' depressive symptoms, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:01pm

Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people -- and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined.

The Latest: Telescopes near Hawaii protest pause operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:06pm

The Latest on efforts to resume construction of a giant telescope on a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred (all times local):

Aerial photo not clear picture of North Dakota pelican count

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:53pm

Federal wildlife officials have learned that conducting an aerial census of American white pelicans nesting in south-central North Dakota is better done when the big-billed birds are visible on the ground — and not in flight.

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:10pm

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage.