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Michigan seeks to revoke license of Detroit funeral home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:52am

Michigan regulators are seeking to revoke the licenses of a Detroit funeral home and its manager after discovering 63 fetuses in boxes and freezers last year.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:44am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:38pm

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues.

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 9:22am

A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.

The Latest: Environmentalists criticize water pollution plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:09am

The Latest on the Environmental Protection Agency's plan for dealing with long-lasting chemicals known as PFAS (all times local):

El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 7:08am

An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, U.S. forecasters said.

11,000 march in Brussels climate protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 4:56am

Thousands of Belgian teenagers skipping school to protest for better climate protections have been joined by university students and grandparents for a sixth straight week of marches to keep pressure on authorities to do more.

Pompeii dig uncovers Narcissus fresco in ancient atrium

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 4:53am

Archaeologists have discovered a fresco in an ancient Pompeii residence that portrays the mythological hunter Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection.

Bloomberg rips Trump for not taking action on climate change

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 6:54pm

Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is promoting a new documentary film on climate change, but the billionaire philanthropist says the one person he thinks should see it most — President Donald Trump — likely never will because "it won't be running on Fox."

U. professor successfully grows plants on space station

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 13th - 6:28pm

University of Utah chemistry professor Ming Hammond is a leading researcher on an experiment that launched plants into space in December in an attempt to assess how plants may fit into survival in the cosmos.

Utah Valley University to partner with Silicon Slopes to offer tech management MBA

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Feb 13th - 2:09pm

Starting this fall, Utah Valley University will partner with Silicon Slopes to offer a technology management emphasis master's in business administration at the nonprofit organization's headquarters in Lehi.

Trump's coal pledge could be tested by TVA vote this week

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 12:47pm

President Donald Trump's support for the coal industry — and for a particular power plant — will face a test this week when a utility board he appoints considers whether to close a coal-fired Kentucky plant whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign donors.

NASA rover finally bites the dust on Mars after 15 years

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 12:08pm

NASA's Opportunity, the Mars rover that was built to operate for just three months but kept going and going, rolling across the rocky red soil, was pronounced dead Wednesday, 15 years after it landed on the planet.

Polar bears invade Russian town; locals delighted but wary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:35pm

Russian wildlife specialists are heading for an Arctic archipelago to try to resolve a situation that has both terrified and delighted the locals: the polar bears that moved into a populated area.

Officials expect more cougars sightings in Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:08pm

Officials say cougar sightings are becoming more common in the Northwest as populations of people and the big cats continue to grow.

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:50am

The World Health Organization is convening an expert meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance and oversight of human gene editing, months after a Chinese researcher rocked the scientific community with his announcement that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies.

Alabama math teacher accused of raping 15-year-old student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 12:53am

A high school teacher in Wedowee, Alabama, is accused of repeatedly raping a 15-year-old student.

NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity dead after 15 years on the red planet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 12:05pm

NASA declares Mars rover Opportunity dead after 15 years on the red planet.

Vatican, Microsoft team up on artificial intelligence ethics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 13th - 11:27am

The Vatican says it is teaming up with Microsoft on an academic prize to promote ethics in artificial intelligence.