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Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:47pm

Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.

Samsung Galaxy Fold phones are breaking. Here's why it doesn't matter

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Apr 18th - 4:09pm

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is launching next week as planned, despite reports from some early reviewers that their devices broke after just a few days of use.

Judge voids rules aimed at reforming ultra-Orthodox schools

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 2:41pm

New York state overstepped its authority with guidelines intended to ensure that ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools teach secular subjects like English and math, a judge ruled Thursday.

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:47pm

America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died.

Southern California tickled by tiny tremors every 3 minutes

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:40pm

There's a whole lot of shakin' going on in Southern California — 10 times more than seismologists had thought. But most of those earthquakes are so tiny that no one feels them.

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 12:28pm

A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.

Liquid blood and urine have been found inside a prehistoric 42,000-year-old foal

Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:21am

Russian researchers have found liquid blood and urine inside the frozen carcass of a foal that died 42,000 years ago in Siberia's Verkhoyansk region.

Israeli team investigating 'chain of events' in lunar crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:19am

The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing said Thursday that it is still investigating a malfunction that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon's surface.

Indiana sewer project unearths trove of mastodon bones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:37am

Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall.

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:03am

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:37am

The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:53am

More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.

India's population skews young, which may sway its elections

Rishabh R. Jain, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:43am

Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world's largest democracy.

Amazon’s Utah fulfillment center is fully operational — with more than 1,500 employees

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:13pm

Utah’s new and only Amazon fulfillment center came online in August. Now, it’s fully operational with more than 1,500 employees and thousands of robots working around the clock.

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:07pm

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 3:21pm

Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate.

Space station shipment launched from Virginia seashore

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:49pm

A fresh grocery shipment rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching from Virginia's seashore.

Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:06am

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.

US halts recent practice of disclosing nuclear weapon total

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:36pm

The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent U.S. government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile.

71-year-old heart study gets $38M grant for another 6 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 9:43am

The nation's longest-running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease has received a $38 million grant that will help researchers explore the biology of aging.