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The biggest surprise of Google's Pixel event is a transcription app. Here's how it works

Rachel Metz, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:00pm

While Google's latest smartphone, the Pixel 4, got top billing at a major launch event in New York on Tuesday, the unveiling of an AI-enhanced recording and transcribing app was perhaps the biggest surprise of the day.

Hot again: Another month, another global heat record reached

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:12pm

Scientists say the globe sizzled to a record tying hot month in September, driven partly by a sweaty United States.

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:19am

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor.

Scientists discover big storms can create 'stormquakes'

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:48am

Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes."

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Tammy Webber and Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:07pm

At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained carpets.

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:45pm

The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state's Fish and Game Commission.

Native American group seeks to slow Alamo church renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:44am

A Native American group is calling on officials to slow down the renovation of the Alamo church in San Antonio, after archaeological reports showed human remains were found at the property.

NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:30am

NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station.

Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

Jessie Yeung, CNN  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:20am

We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist.

Legendary Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov buried in Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:14am

Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, has been laid to rest at a memorial cemetery outside the Russian capital of Moscow.

Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Rachel Lerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:05am

Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it?

Top Microsoft exec says online privacy has reached 'a crisis point'

Clare Duffy, CNN  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:48pm

Microsoft president Brad Smith thinks it's time antitrust laws are updated for the digital age.

Not so fast: Many Nobel winners endured initial rejections

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:40pm

Some of the world's most innovative ideas and creations have started out in a rejection pile.

Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 7:22am

The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan.

The Latest: Nobel winner thought message was scam at first

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 3:53am

The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local):

3 economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Paul Wiseman, Aleksandar Ljubojevic and Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 14th - 12:56am

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for groundbreaking research into what works and what doesn't in the fight to reduce global poverty.

Iran detained 2nd French researcher, colleagues say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:15am

The Iranian government has been holding a second French researcher in custody for the past four months, according to his colleagues.

Egypt says archaeologists uncovered 20 ancient coffins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:31am

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor.

McKesson and Aetion Collaborate to Advance Cancer Research With Real-World Data

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:01am

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