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Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:03pm

Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California.

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch after early models broke

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:37pm

Samsung will not launch its innovative, expensive and troubled Galaxy Fold on schedule.

Back to Earth: Washington set to allow 'human composting'

Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 1:29pm

Washington appears set to become the first state to allow a burial alternative known as "natural organic reduction" — an accelerated decomposition process that turns bodies into soil within weeks.

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 9:03am

SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule during testing.

Blankets, bed-sharing common in accidental baby suffocations

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 8:43am

Accidental suffocation is a leading cause of injury deaths in U.S. infants and common scenarios involve blankets, bed-sharing with parents and other unsafe sleep practices, an analysis of government data found.

How hackable is your password?

Rob Picheta, CNN Business  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 4:19am

If "123456" is your password, it may be time for a change.

Test fire of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft ran into problems, sending up thick clouds of smoke

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted Apr 21st - 2:26pm

Thick plumes of smoke rose over a SpaceX facility in Florida during a test fire of a Crew Dragon spacecraft on Saturday. If the issue was serious, it could derail plans to fly astronauts aboard the capsule later this year.

Waikiki flood concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 9:47am

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets.

Biologist study finds mercury in predator peregrine falcons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 9:33am

A Nevada wildlife researcher has found that not even the fastest bird on Earth can escape mercury contamination.

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 5:16pm

Officials say SpaceX's new capsule for astronauts suffered an "anomaly" during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles.

Starting a business in Utah for the absolute beginner

Cara MacDonald, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 20th - 11:59am

It’s safe to say that starting a business in Utah in its current climate is not a bad idea. That said, starting a company presents quite the challenge. Here’s a guide to starting a small business for the absolute beginner.

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 9:27am

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information.

Ancestry IPO rumors fly while controversy over company’s ad spreads

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:20pm

Lehi-based genealogy giant Ancestry.com has been the subject of both controversy and IPO rumors the last few days.

The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:47pm

The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local):

Wolf population declining in Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:25pm

Officials say Yellowstone National Park's gray wolf population has dropped to about 80 wolves — less than half of the highest population mark in the park.

Bobcat survives deadly California wildfire, has 4 kittens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 12:03pm

A young bobcat that survived a massive and deadly wildfire in Southern California last year has given birth to four kittens, wildlife officials said Friday.

SeaWorld publishes decades of orca data to help wild whales

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 3:33pm

The endangered killer whales of the Pacific Northwest live very different lives from orcas in captivity.

Hunting, fewer pups, disease reduce Wyoming wolf population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 21st - 11:44am

Biologists estimate the overall Wyoming wolf population at 286 this year, which is down 61 animals from a year ago.

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 20th - 10:24am

A prominent cancer center in Houston has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research.

Environmental groups want ruling on coal ash water pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:48pm

Two Tennessee environmental groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution from a coal ash dump.