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The Latest: Model rockets launched for Apollo 11 anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:44am

The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local):

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 2:02am

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he and two other astronauts flew to the moon 50 years ago.

Hawaii protesters vow 'prolonged struggle' against telescope

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:57pm

Protesters vowed to continue demonstrating against the construction of a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred after they spent the day blocking the road to the project site.

U. professor creates chip that could harness laptop's extra heat, turn it into more battery life

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:36pm

Have you ever downloaded a large file and suddenly your laptop gets really hot? This University of Utah professor wants to take that heat and add it to your laptop's battery life.

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:53pm

It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago.

GAO: EPA skirted procedures in overhaul of science boards

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:12pm

The Environmental Protection Agency skirted some of its usual procedures and ethics rules when it overhauled key agency advisory boards, slashing the numbers of academic scientists on the panels and appointing more industry figures, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.

SpaceX: Leaky valve caused crew capsule to explode in test

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:53pm

A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts.

The Latest: Protesters demand removal of gate on summit road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:04pm

The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local):

India assesses technical snag that aborted moon mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:08am

India's space organization is examining the technical snag behind Monday's aborted launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon and expects to set a new launch date within days.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:18pm

Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.

The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:34pm

The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local):

India aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:30pm

India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff.

Statues, education center honor Neil Armstrong at museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:37pm

New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong were unveiled and an education center was dedicated in his name on Sunday as his Ohio hometown continued celebrating its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:11am

A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:27am

Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe.

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:07am

A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

India aborts its highly anticipated launch of moon mission shortly before blastoff citing a "technical snag"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:17pm

India aborts its highly anticipated launch of moon mission shortly before blastoff citing a "technical snag"

Fossil of bone-crushing mammal a first in the US Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:24pm

A fossil jaw bone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said.