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400-year-old shipwreck found off Portugal coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:00am

Archaeologists in Portugal say they have discovered off Lisbon a 400-year-old shipwreck they describe as the most important underwater find in the country for two decades.

AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 8:16am

A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China.

3 adventure apps that can get your kids outside

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:26pm

Persuading kids to put down their tablets or phones in favor of heading outside may be getting tougher and tougher for parents to do. However, a growing number of outdoor adventure apps can be a part of the solution.

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 1:25pm

The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's Donald Trump-themed documentary, "Fahrenheit 11/9," than his George W. Bush-era one.

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 5:35pm

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries.

Russian space chief: No '2nd-tier status' with NASA outpost

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:44am

Russia's space agency chief said Saturday that it wouldn't accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but Roscosmos spokesman quickly clarified that Russia is still staying in the project.

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:10am

A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.

German energy company: saving threatened forest 'illusion'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 1:27am

A German energy executive whose company plans to clear an ancient forest to expand a lignite strip mine says it's an "illusion" to think the woodland can be saved, and halting the project would cost his firm up to 5 billion euros ($5.9 billion).

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:17am

An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time.

Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 11:33pm

She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying?

Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 7:49pm

Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA's Johnson Space Center.

FBI: Solar observatory closed after child porn case opened

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:24pm

The mysterious closure of a solar observatory in New Mexico earlier this month happened after the FBI opened a child pornography investigation involving a janitor's computer found at the observatory, and agents tracked wireless signals used to access child porn, according to an FBI search warrant affidavit.

Lawsuits challenging downsizing of monuments to stay in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 2:35pm

A federal judge is denying the U.S. government's request to move lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's downsizing of two Utah national monuments to Salt Lake City.

Lawsuit: Teacher used grades to coerce student into sex

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 6:27am

A South Carolina math teacher is accused of lowering a student's grade because he stopped having sex with her.

Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 24th - 4:59am

It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.

UNR wins $5 million USDA grant to study changing snowpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 2:08pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the University of Nevada, Reno a $5 million grant to lead a study on changing snowpack.

AP Interview: UNESCO chief says schools must fight extremism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:46am

The head of the U.N. education agency says schools are ground zero in the fight against anti-Semitism and extremist violence — and she will push world leaders meeting in New York this week to invest more in teaching tolerance.

Oklahoma astronaut corn maze photographed from space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 12:40pm

It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.

Good rhino news in South Africa, where killing rate drops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:39am

South Africa is reporting some cautiously good news for rhinos after years in which poachers killed them in record numbers.