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Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:59pm

Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government's ongoing support for such studies.

Mint launches commemorative coins marking moon landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:10pm

The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by launching a new commemorative coin.

Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:08am

A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York City.

The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:24am

The Latest on a test flight of Virgin Atlantic's space tourism rocket ship (all times local):

The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:04am

The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local):

UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:47am

Agreement on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after countries sealed the landmark deal on curbing global warming, but negotiators remained divided on some of the thorniest issues and appeared set for overtime.

Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:49am

Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft early next year.

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:23am

Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

SnoHub app connects homeowners with people who clear snow

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:43pm

Many people are looking to make an extra buck or two with a side gig. SnoHub is like Lyft or Uber for snow.

Here's how to see the brightest comet of the year

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Dec 12th - 8:37pm

Stargazers will be able to see one of the brightest comets in recent memory over the next few days.

The Latest: Virgin Galactic sending rocket to edge of space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 5:40pm

The Latest on scheduled test flight of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship (all times local):

Weather agency chief: I've never briefed Trump on warming

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 4:27pm

The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never discussed the issue with President Donald Trump.

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:44pm

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:29pm

High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times.

Emily Blunt on the 'daunting' task of playing Mary Poppins

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:04pm

Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.

Report: Track that hosts Preakness should be demolished

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:58am

The nearly 150-year-old Baltimore track that hosts one of America's premier horse races should be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of $424 million, according to a report issued Thursday.

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, the threshold of space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:08am

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, the threshold of space.

No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:40am

Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the governor's administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the Trump administration moves to relax federal requirements.

Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:08am

More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research denounced by British primatologist Jane Goodall have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary.

2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:21pm

The National Science Foundation says two technicians working on a fire-suppression system at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died.