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China says doctor behind gene-edited babies acted on his own

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:39am

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a state media report said Monday.

Iraq says goodbye to its beloved archaeologist al-Gailani

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:38am

Iraq on Monday mourned the loss of Lamia al-Gailani, a beloved archaeologist who helped rebuild the Baghdad museum after it was looted following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's murky claims on weather, shutdown

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:13pm

There's nothing like a cold snap to bring out the global-warming skepticism of President Donald Trump.

Utah starting $2.5M debt forgiveness program for tech grads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:30am

Utah is rolling out a program to forgive college debt for tech workers who stay and work in the state.

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:03am

The only total lunar eclipse this year and next came with a supermoon bonus.

US spy satellite launched into orbit from California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 12:14pm

A powerful Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a U.S. spy satellite lifted off Saturday from California.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 9:37am

Seven weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety.

Good vs Evil: How heroes and villains affect the food you buy

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:50am

BYU researcher Tamara Masters has found that people are willing to pay more for vice foods — like ice cream, cookies, and other unhealthy snacks — when the packaging is labeled with a superhero.

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:03am

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii.

Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:21am

Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change.

Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with Brazilian Minister

Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:22pm

Brazilian supermodel turned environmental activist Gisele Bundchen is pushing back against the agricultural minister in her homeland, along the way wading into a growing debate about the future of the Amazon.

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:34pm

Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.

Here's what screen time is doing to our brains

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:50pm

Researchers still don't know everything screen time does to our brains, but here's what they know so far.

Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:14pm

Saturn may have flown solo for billions of years — almost its entire existence — before getting its stunning set of rings, a new study suggests.

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:04pm

Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry.

Police: Officer ran over pair lying in road to watch eclipse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:12am

A Florida police department says an officer ran over two people who were lying in a dark roadway to watch Sunday night's lunar eclipse.

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion dies at 80

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:58am

Lamia al-Gailani, an Iraqi archaeologist who lent her expertise to rebuilding the National Museum's collection after it was looted in 2003, has died at age 80.

Bad math: Software error tweaks grades in N Carolina schools

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:32am

A software error caused public school students around North Carolina to receive incorrect end-of-term grades this school year, state education officials said.