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Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid US measles outbreak

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 11:34pm

A quarantine at two Los Angeles universities affected more than 200 students and staff who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or cannot verify that they are immune.

O'Rourke might halt new oil and gas drilling on federal land

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 6:59pm

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change.

UN climate chief warns current path leads to 'catastrophe'

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 3:55pm

The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path will lead to "a catastrophe.

AP PHOTOS: Designers turn plastic trash into treasures

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 2:53am

Scientists and environmentalists have long warned about the dangers of plastic pollution, especially now that plastic trash of all types is choking the world's rivers and oceans. High-end designers have responded by "upcycling" discarded objects into unique, desirable design pieces.

Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:09pm

For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found.

Robotic device winds its own way through beating pig heart

Seth Borenstein and Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 12:07pm

Borrowing from the way cockroaches skitter along walls, scientists have created a robotic device that safely guides itself through the delicate chambers of a pig's heart as it's beating.

Shallow quake shakes northeast India, no damage yet reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 6:39pm

A moderate earthquake shook remote northeastern India near the border with China early Wednesday, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported.

Mars lander picks up what's likely 1st detected marsquake

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:54pm

NASA's InSight lander has picked up a gentle rumble at Mars, believed to be the first marsquake ever detected.

5 reasons experts think autonomous cars are many years away

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 2:00pm

In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing. But ask those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an almost universal answer: Not anytime soon.

Even light rain increases your risk of a deadly car crash

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 12:29pm

Even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash, a new study finds.

Teen activist says future has been stolen by climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 10:47am

Teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg has accused adults of stealing young people's future as she met senior British politicians at Parliament.

Argentines return to Europe to escape economic uncertainty

Luis Andres Henao, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 10:03pm

Tomas Ruiz embraced his father one last time at the Buenos Aires airport before he boarded a plane in search of a new life in Ireland. His sister recently did the same when she moved to Spain.

Dinosaur National Monument is Utah's newest International Dark Sky Park

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:30pm

If you want to escape the light pollution of the Wasatch Front, consider heading east to Dinosaur National Monument.

Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:03pm

Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California.

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch after early models broke

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:37pm

Samsung will not launch its innovative, expensive and troubled Galaxy Fold on schedule.

Moon rocks to be studied at University of Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 25th - 3:33am

A professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will help analyze moon rocks collected decades ago and never before opened.

Egypt: Archaeologists uncover ancient tomb with mummies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:26am

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered an ancient tomb with mummies believed to date back about 2,000 years in the southern city of Aswan.

Dinosaur National Monument recognized as dark sky park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 3:56pm

A national monument known for dinosaur fossils has also been named one of the world's best places to view the stars.

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:33pm

The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity.