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Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:42pm

Former Vice President Al Gore kicked off a series of climate presentations on Wednesday evening that will continue around the globe over 24 hours, a lively talk espousing political and U.S. policy changes.

2 insect species classified as threatened as glaciers melt

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 1:58pm

The continued existence of two species of insects is in doubt because climate change is melting away the glaciers and year-round snowfields they depend on, U.S. wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Snakes had back legs for 70 million years before losing them, new fossil shows

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Nov 20th - 1:18pm

Snake evolution has intrigued scientists for years because they knew that these complex vertebrates once had limbs and adapted over time to live without them in dramatic fashion.

Amazon wants to ship you anything in 30 minutes. It's calling in the robots

Matt McFarland, CNN Business  |  Posted Nov 20th - 12:20pm

Amazon is burning through billions to get you stuff faster. It'll spend more than $35 billion on shipping costs this year, more than twice what it spent two years ago.

Touch may soon arrive for virtual reality

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:44am

Visualize touching your sweetheart's face on the screen of your laptop and seeing a reaction to your touch in real time, even though you are miles apart. Suddenly, you feel a touch on your face.

Obama talks climate change, inequality at green conference

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:38am

Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday that addressing global economic inequality is key to fighting climate change.

Google Stadia is here, but there are still huge issues

Shannon Liao, CNN Business  |  Posted Nov 20th - 9:45am

Just days before Google launched its long-awaited video game service, the company announced it would nearly double the number of titles available to play on day one. But even that last-minute move won't be enough to guarantee it succeeds in the increasingly competitive gaming market.

Technology hurting relationships, raising depression and anxiety, USU study says

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Nov 20th - 7:21am

A recent Utah State University study showed that too much technology can hurt our most important relationships while raising our levels of anxiety and depression.

Spain has permits to build giant telescope blocked in Hawaii

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:50am

The director of a Spanish research center said Wednesday that a giant telescope, costing $1.4 billion, is one step nearer to being built on the Canary Islands in the event an international consortium gives up its plans to build it in Hawaii.

Apple detectives comb US Northwest for ‘lost’ varieties

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 11:07pm

The apple tree stands alone near the top of a steep hill, wind whipping through its branches as a perfect sunset paints its leaves a vibrant gold.

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 6:45pm

the recent U.S. outbreak of lung illnesses linked to vaping. Most of those sickened said they vaped THC, the high-inducing ingredient in marijuana, not nicotine. Officials believe a thickening agent used in black market THC vaping products may be a culprit.

Clarification: California-Oil Well Moratorium story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 2:50pm

In a story Nov. 19 about California Gov. Gavin Newsom issuing a moratorium on permits for wells using high-pressure steam to extract oil, The Associated Press reported that a Chevron well suffered a massive leak, while others that use that method have not had spills. The story should have made clear some wells not owned by Chevron also have had spills.

Utah tech company Canopy lays off about 60% of workforce in 9 months

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 19th - 2:31pm

Local tech company Canopy has cut about 60% of its workforce over the last nine months, according to an emailed statement from the corporation.

'Designer babies' could be just two years away, expert claims

Jack Guy, CNN  |  Posted Nov 19th - 1:17pm

Genetically-modified babies are "highly desirable" to help protect people from disease and could be created ethically within two years, according to a new scientific paper.

Warm ocean water delays sea ice for Alaska towns, wildlife

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:11pm

The U.S. research vessel Sikuliaq can break through ice as thick as 2.5 feet (0.76 meters). In the Chukchi Sea northwest of Alaska this month, which should be brimming with floes, its limits likely won’t be tested.

WeWork braces for mass layoffs this week

Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN  |  Posted Nov 18th - 3:20pm

One month after WeWork's former CEO, Adam Neumman, received a massive payout despite all but running the company into the ground, more than 12,000 global staffers are bracing for mass layoffs this week.

Possible meteor outburst this week worth a look up

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:44am

Scientists are predicting a rare meteor outburst this week that may be brief but incredibly intense.

Parents upset students opened child-proof bottles at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 2:15pm

Parents of students at a northern Illinois elementary school are angry after an older student led an experiment that asked their children to open child-proof medicine bottles.

YA favorite Christopher Paolini writes science fiction novel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 19th - 10:47am

Christopher Paolini’s next book isn’t only for young people.