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Mexico president calls for truth commission on conquest

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:07pm

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked Spain on Tuesday to set up a kind of fact-finding commission on the 1519-1521 conquest of Mexico to determine what kind of apology is warranted.

Pence calls for landing US astronauts on moon in 5 years

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:25pm

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for landing astronauts on the moon within five years, an accelerated pace that would aim to put Americans on the lunar south pole.

Students develop technology to protect high schools during a shooting

Michelle Lou and Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:44am

In the era of mass shootings, some high school teens are taking their safety into their own hands.

California utility fined for its handling of nuke canisters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:43am

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

NASA nixes 1st all-female spacewalk due to suit-sizing issue

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 9:37am

NASA has nixed the first all-female spacewalk over a spacesuit sizing issue.

Researchers: ASUS computers infected by auto-update virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:55pm

In a sophisticated targeted espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software using the company's online automatic update service, security researchers reported Monday.

5 ways technology is changing relationships

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 25th - 11:58am

Technology has fundamentally changed the way we interact with each other.

Big U-turn: Key melting Greenland glacier is growing again

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:53am

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds.

New Jersey orders cleanup of clothing, cookware chemicals

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 10:17am

New Jersey is ordering five companies that manufacture chemicals used to stain-proof clothing and produce non-stick cookware to spend what could be hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up contamination from the substances.

What my DNA told me: Avoid fast food, eat vegetables

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 9:03am

Avoid fast food, eat vegetables and exercise. It sounds like generic health advice, but they're tips supposedly tailored to my DNA profile.

New welding technology facility at Uintah Basin Tech College 'a big deal,' says system chairman

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 4:58pm

Equipped with plasma arc cutters, Union High School seniors Christopher Nolden and Lyciera Williams got the honor of cutting a sheet metal ribbon marking the opening of the Uintah Basin Technical College's new welding technology building.

Kenyan who gave earnings to poor wins $1M teacher prize

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:22am

A Kenyan teacher from a remote village who gave away most of his earnings to the poor won a $1 million prize on Sunday for his work teaching in a government-run school that has just one computer and shoddy Internet access.

U. researchers helping to develop better hearing technology

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Mar 24th - 7:30am

University of Utah engineers are part of a global team of researchers who received a $9.7 million grant to develop a surgically implantable device that will allow the deaf to hear better and more precisely than previously designed surgical methods.

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:01pm

In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment.

A supermoon, surprising asteroids and a fossil treasure trove: This week in space and science

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:41pm

This week, a supermoon dazzled skywatchers, two asteroid missions shared their initial and surprising results and 518 million-year-old fossils were found in China.

California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:09pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even as it frustrated activists in a state viewed as a national environmental leader.

Oklahoma attorney general's statement on opioids settlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:02pm

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter confirmed at a news conference Tuesday that the state has reached a $270 million settlement with the company that produces the painkiller OxyContin, blamed in part for a local and national opioid crisis.

Egypt discovers ancient port used by temple builders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 8:02am

Egypt says archaeologists have found a 3,000-year-old port where stones were transported to be used in the building of temples and obelisks.

Norwegians spot Viking ship buried in the ground

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 7:18am

Norwegian officials say they have found a ship buried in the ground west of Oslo, adding that it likely dates to the Viking era.

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:33pm

A small solar storm is heading toward Earth, but don't expect a big light show.