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Wolf population declining in Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:25pm

Officials say Yellowstone National Park's gray wolf population has dropped to about 80 wolves — less than half of the highest population mark in the park.

Bobcat survives deadly California wildfire, has 4 kittens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:03pm

A young bobcat that survived a massive and deadly wildfire in Southern California last year has given birth to four kittens, wildlife officials said Friday.

The Latest: Florida mayor not surprised Michael was a Cat 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:59am

The Latest on Hurricane Michael being upgraded to a Category 5 storm (all times local):

Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame's bees survive cathedral blaze

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:59am

Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame's smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral's ancient wooden roof.

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Freida Frisaro and David Fischer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:59am

Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992.

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:46am

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 3:30am

A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots.

Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Adam Kealoha Causey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:14pm

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA — and the spirit — of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core.

Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:47pm

Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.

Samsung Galaxy Fold phones are breaking. Here's why it doesn't matter

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:09pm

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is launching next week as planned, despite reports from some early reviewers that their devices broke after just a few days of use.

Judge voids rules aimed at reforming ultra-Orthodox schools

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:41pm

New York state overstepped its authority with guidelines intended to ensure that ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools teach secular subjects like English and math, a judge ruled Thursday.

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:47pm

America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died.

Southern California tickled by tiny tremors every 3 minutes

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:40pm

There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in Southern California — 10 times more than seismologists had thought. But most of those earthquakes are so tiny that no one feels them.

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:28pm

A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.

Liquid blood and urine have been found inside a prehistoric 42,000-year-old foal

Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:21am

Russian researchers have found liquid blood and urine inside the frozen carcass of a foal that died 42,000 years ago in Siberia's Verkhoyansk region.

Israeli team investigating 'chain of events' in lunar crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:19am

The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing said Thursday that it is still investigating a malfunction that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon's surface.

Indiana sewer project unearths trove of mastodon bones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:37am

Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall.

Climate change and pollution delay move of captive dolphins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:39am

An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate change.

American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:06am

A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me."