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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.

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:33pm

A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.

Amazon unveils Alexa-controlled microwave, wall clock and new Echo devices

Heather Kelly  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:27pm

It's only the beginning for Alexa.

Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:14pm

Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal.

Tossed net captures space junk in orbit-cleanup experiment

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:55am

A tossed net has managed to capture space junk in a demonstration of ways to clean up debris in orbit.

iPhone XS and XS Max review: Apple's latest are the best yet. But do you need them?

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:26am

Each year, Apple CEO Tim Cook calls the next-generation iPhones the best ever made.

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:02pm

A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried.

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 4:19pm

Donald Trump Jr.'s attack tweet this week showing CNN's Anderson Cooper waist-deep in flood waters has driven home the point that politics — not just weather — was an important subtext of the media's coverage of Hurricane Florence.

US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:42pm

The U.S. government will test and implement a new system to capture and destroy dangerous vapors released at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site as part of a settlement agreement reached Wednesday.

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:49am

The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:37pm

Research shows VR therapy can lead to real-world gains for people with phobias, and works as well as traditional exposure therapy, which slowly subjects patients to what causes anxiety for them.

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:42pm

Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

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.

New DNA testing helps solve 19-year-old rape, murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:47am

New DNA testing has helped investigators in Florida solve a 19-year-old rape and murder case.

Food research articles retracted by leading medical journal

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:12pm

A leading medical journal has retracted six food research articles by a Cornell University marketing professor, saying the results can't be verified.