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Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:58pm

A Japanese spacecraft touched down on a distant asteroid Friday on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

YouTube takes action as advertisers leave following concerns pedophiles exploited the platform

Oliver Darcy, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:15pm

YouTube said on Thursday it has taken aggressive action after a video creator accused the platform of aiding pedophiles in finding clips of young girls. The statement comes as major companies, including AT&T, Nestle and Epic Games, announced they are pausing advertising on YouTube over the concerns.

A cancer drug might be useful in treating traumatic brain injuries, U. researchers say

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:21am

Researchers at the University of Utah and University of Washington have published a study indicating that a drug traditionally used to treat cancer may be useful in mitigating the effects of traumatic brain injuries.

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:42am

An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:54am

Zebra stripes are dazzling — particularly to flies.

Swedish teen leads Belgian students on 7th climate march

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:04am

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg led a march of thousands of Belgian students who are skipped classes for the seventh Thursday in a row to march through Brussels and draw more attention to fighting climate change.

Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:31pm

A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.

Hurricanes create natural climate change labs in Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:02pm

The hurricanes that pounded Puerto Rico in 2017, blasting away most of its forest cover, may give scientists clues to how the world will respond to climate change and increasingly severe weather.

Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

Kevin Freking and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:23pm

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:04pm

A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.

BYU engineers use origami to make discovery even Iron Man would approve of

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:47pm

Even Tony Stark himself would approve of a new discovery by Brigham Young University engineers that’s one step closer to making his Iron Man suit a reality.

Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:16am

Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close.

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:44am

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.

Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

Alon Bernstein and Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:48pm

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century.

50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:04pm

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found.

Officials: Arizona will miss US deadline for key water plan

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:32pm

Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.S. West, state water officials said Tuesday.

This AI is so good at writing that its creators won't let you use it

Rachel Metz, CNN  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:31pm

A new artificial intelligence system is so good at composing text that the researchers behind it said they won't release it for fear of how it could be misused.

And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:49pm

And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter.

Team to review uranium exposure risk at Grand Canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:41pm

An investigative team from state and federal agencies will visit Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona over concerns about uranium exposure.

Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:48am

A prominent American economist says there are "very few" individuals left who still doubt climate change because the evidence of its impact is clear.