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The insect apocalypse is coming. Here's what you can do about it

Katie Hunt, CNN  |  Posted Nov 15th - 8:40am

It's being called the unnoticed apocalypse: The number of insects is declining rapidly and 41% of bug species face extinction, scientists say.

Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:58am

Astronauts launched an extraordinarily complicated series of spacewalks Friday to fix a cosmic ray detector at the International Space Station.

Arizona’s tiny desert owl has new chance for protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:32pm

Environmental groups say a tiny desert owl that makes its nest inside cavities of Arizona’s saguaro cactus has a new chance for federal protection.

NASA warned of safety risks in delayed private crew launches

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:08pm

NASA auditors warned Thursday the space agency faces “significant safety and technical challenges” that need to be solved before astronauts fly in private capsules.

After 20 years, Washington tribe hopes to hunt whales again

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:08pm

Patrick DePoe was in high school the last time his Native American tribe in Washington state was allowed to hunt whales. He was on a canoe that greeted the crew towing in the body of a gray whale. His shop class worked to clean the bones and reassemble the skeleton, which hangs in a tribal museum.

Owens & Minor Celebrates the 2019 Earl G. Reubel Award Winners

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:00am

individuals and organizations — who advocate for diversity and inclusion within the healthcare supply chain.

Cancer patients might want to exercise like astronauts, researchers say

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Nov 14th - 10:42am

The rigors and challenges of spaceflight are remarkably similar to the physical stress cancer patients experiment during chemotherapy and other treatments, according to researchers.

More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:00am

Over the past decade, the rate of new lung cancer cases diagnosed in the United States has dropped 19% and the five-year survival rate has climbed 26%, according to a new report.

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:20am

Scientists are looking for 10,000 pet dogs for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope old dogs can teach us new tricks, or even shed light on human longevity.

China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

Samuel McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:48pm

China showed off its Mars spacecraft during a landing test Thursday as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects.

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:35pm

Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said.

Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres are coming to Utah — again

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:33pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will be headlining a tech user conference in March, but it won’t be either woman’s first time in the Beehive State.

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:11pm

A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates threats to public health.

Perdue defends, celebrates USDA agency moves to Missouri

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:02pm

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Friday that he has “absolutely zero regrets” about moving the headquarters of two research agencies from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City, despite continuing criticism that the move would harm agricultural research and make it less available to federal lawmakers.

Ex-astronaut set for trial in wreck that killed 2 girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:41pm

A former space shuttle commander is set for trial next month in Alabama on reckless murder charges in a wreck that killed two girls.

Man abused by teacher settles lawsuit with school district

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 11:23am

A West Virginia school district has settled a lawsuit with a man who says he was sexually abused by a teacher and fathered four of her children.

Nashville animal science teacher charged after emu dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 2:29pm

Tennessee authorities say a Nashville area high school teacher is facing a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge after an emu kept in her care at the school died.

Italy declares state of emergency for flood-ravaged Venice, seeks funding for repairs after highest tide in 50 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:07am

Italy declares state of emergency for flood-ravaged Venice, seeks funding for repairs after highest tide in 50 years.

Explorers discover WWII submarine that sank in 1944

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:01pm

A team of ocean explorers say a U.S. submarine with 80 sailors aboard when it disappeared in 1944 has been discovered in Japanese waters.