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Farout: Scientists spot solar system's farthest known object

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 12:24pm

Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system — and they've nicknamed the pink cosmic body "Farout."

Gift Guide: Some tech gadgets that actually fill a real need

Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:30am

Sometimes you can sense that tech products are striving to solve problems that are manufactured by their manufacturers. Smartwatches, for instance, have long been a nifty idea — but they've offered few tangible benefits for anyone but health and fitness enthusiasts.

Filing: FBI searched cell of man charged in scholar's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:12am

Attorneys for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois-Champaign say the FBI searched his jail cell when he was in court.

Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 8:02am

After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile.

First private Israeli lunar mission will launch in February

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:35am

An Israeli nonprofit on Monday said it has pushed back the launch of what it hopes will be the first private spacecraft to land on the moon until February.

For retailers, the smartphone is future of store experience

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:34pm

Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create. Customers often whipped out their device to compare prices online and then walked out of the store to buy the same product elsewhere.

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 5:19am

Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how countries should report their emissions and efforts to reduce them.

Indonesia's Soputan volcano erupts, ejecting thick ash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 16th - 1:22am

A volcano in central Indonesia has erupted, ejecting columns of thick ash as high as 7,500 meters (24,606 feet) into the sky.

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 11:55am

A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a nearly quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants.

Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:10am

When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground.

The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:42am

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Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:28am

A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland.

Here's why CenturyLink customers received a pop-up that briefly blocked the internet

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:06pm

If you’re a CenturyLink customer, you may have had trouble getting online this week. Here’s why the internet service provider says the reason is due to Utah law — and why state legislators say it should never have happened.

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:09pm

California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.

NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:59am

NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Alabama, for testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon.

From zero to 400 mph in two seconds, abort motor test ignites northern Utah sky

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:05am

On Thursday, Northrop Grumman conducted a ground test of its launch abort motor that will be used for NASA’s Orion spacecraft — an effort to ensure protection in case of a potential worst-case scenario during planned future space flight.

AP PHOTOS: Urgency of climate talks seen in coal plants, ice

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:04am

As politicians haggle at a U.N. climate conference in Poland over ways to limit global warming, the industries and machines powering our modern world keep spewing their pollution into the air and water.

The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:48am

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Climate talks extended as island nations demand action

Frank Jordans and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:44am

Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Friday demanded an ambitious stance against global warming.

Nations agree upon a set of rules to govern Paris climate accord after 2 weeks of UN climate talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 1:57pm

Nations agree upon a set of rules to govern Paris climate accord after 2 weeks of UN climate talks.