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Baby California condor spotted near Arizona-Utah line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:03am

A baby California condor has been spotted in far northern Arizona.

Under pressure, plane industry vows cleaner flight _ someday

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:52am

Battery-powered planes, solar planes, hydrogen planes — jet makers are working on myriad ways to make flying less damaging to the planet. Yet clean flying on a mass scale remains decades away.

Saved from icy river, Estonian wolf "probably" shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 7:59am

A wolf that captured international attention earlier this year after being rescued from an icy Estonian river by construction workers may have been killed, authorities said.

The return of the wolf: Wild cubs born in the Netherlands

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 6:34am

Wolves are officially back in the Netherlands, two centuries after the animals were hunted to extinction in the country, after a pair produced a litter in the wild — news welcomed Thursday by conservationists.

Russia to release 100 illegally captured whales

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 5:32am

Russian officials have launched an operation to release nearly 100 illegally captured whales whose confinement in Russia's far east has become a rallying cry for environmentalists.

Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some

Frank Jordans and David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 1:04am

School's out for summer and Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand, her husband and their two sons are shouldering backpacks, ready to board the first of many trains on a whistle-stop vacation around northern Europe.

Public to weigh in on revised California vaccine bill

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:12pm

Residents are getting their first chance to weigh in on changes to a California measure that would give state public health officials oversight of doctors who grant a high number of medical exemptions for vaccinations and schools with vaccination rates less than 95%.

AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:08pm

Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows.

APNewsBreak: Texas says DNA technology jeopardizes cases

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:58pm

With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Utah company developing smart toilets to track health

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:31pm

There’s a digital health revolution underway making it easier for all of us to track our wellness online, and with our doctors.

Utah's newest ride-share innovation officially launches a month after mishap

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:33pm

A new electric, low-speed ride-share vehicle for the Daybreak community was finally unveiled during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

Seattle to open smoke shelters for 'new normal' summer fires

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:41pm

Ahead of a Western wildfire season expected to be again worse than average, officials in Seattle announced Wednesday that five city buildings would be outfitted to serve as havens where residents can go to breathe clean air.

Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:08pm

Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed.

Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:04pm

Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to.

Scientists record singing by rare right whale for first time

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:01am

It's not America's Top 40, but it's a cutting edge song.

Weber State student takes on hemp study

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:19am

The typical undergraduate thesis project isn’t supposed to attract a lot of attention or controversy. Weber State University student Jeff Colbert, however, chose a subject that did just that.

New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whites

Philip Marcelo], Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:07am

Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans, including the state's first fatal one in more than 80 years.

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:51am

An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its vast potential to change society as we know it.

Former student burned in class experiment recounts horror

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:09am

A former high school student severely burned when a chemistry class experiment went horrifically wrong testified at a civil trial that he remembered feeling the fire eat away at his skin.