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U. researchers helping to develop better hearing technology

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 7:30am

University of Utah engineers are part of a global team of researchers who received a $9.7 million grant to develop a surgically implantable device that will allow the deaf to hear better and more precisely than previously designed surgical methods.

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:01pm

In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment.

A supermoon, surprising asteroids and a fossil treasure trove: This week in space and science

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:41pm

This week, a supermoon dazzled skywatchers, two asteroid missions shared their initial and surprising results and 518 million-year-old fossils were found in China.

California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:09pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader.

A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 1:27pm

An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland.

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal

Frank Jordans and Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 9:47am

European Union leaders on Friday pushed back a decision on the bloc's long-term efforts to fight climate change, with some countries opposing a pledge to end most emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050.

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:09am

The Trump administration hit Iran with new sanctions on Friday while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon.

Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees

Barbara Ortutay and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:30pm

Facebook left millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company said Thursday, an acknowledgement it offered after a security researcher posted about the issue online.

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:09pm

Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology.

Forecasters say spring could bring unprecedented US flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:09am

The Latest on the spring flood threat in the U.S. (all times local):

AP PHOTOS: Exxon Valdez oil spill inflicted lasting wounds

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:04pm

It was just after midnight on March 24, 1989, when an Exxon Shipping Co. tanker ran aground outside the town of Valdez, Alaska, spewing millions of gallons of thick, toxic crude oil into the pristine Prince William Sound.

Overstock lays off nearly 250 in 2 months in effort to become profitable after 'disappointing' year

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:15pm

Utah-based Overstock has had a rough year, and nearly 250 employees are facing the consequences.

US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 12:17pm

Medicines proven to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused in the U.S., the nation's top medical advisers said Wednesday.

Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:19am

Earth's ultimate survivors can weather extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the U.S. military hopes these tiny critters called tardigrades can teach us about true toughness.

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

David Keyton and Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:11am

A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the cockpit, the director of the British-led Nekton Mission said on Wednesday.

EPA argues for shifting focus from climate change to water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:31am

Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world's most immediate public health issue, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.

National Guard to help protect California towns from fires

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:11pm

California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall.

The Latest: US official declares Colorado River plan done

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:29pm

The Latest on a Colorado River drought plan (all times local):

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:33pm

A small solar storm is heading toward Earth, but don't expect a big light show.

Fire ball above LA not an alien invasion, just a film shoot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:52pm

The Los Angeles Police Department would like residents to know that aliens are not invading.