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2019's biggest supermoon lights up the sky tonight and tomorrow

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:05am

February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year.

First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 18th - 2:24am

A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon.

Surgeon becomes first in Salt Lake to perform life-changing sleep apnea operation

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:51pm

Dr. Kevin Wilson became the first surgeon in Salt Lake City to perform a surgical implant procedure to treat sleep apnea. The treatment provides a revolutionary way for sleep apnea patients to manage their condition.

'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:06pm

The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading the slowest Presidents Day weekend at the box office in almost 20 years and has a ways to go to make up its costly budget.

Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:36pm

Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard and Seth Borenstein, The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:48am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:47pm

An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday.

6 University of Utah professors studying air quality issues in Utah

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:23pm

Air quality is a prominent concern in Utah, but what are local professionals doing to improve the problem? Here are some professors at the University of Utah working hard to find new solutions to the air pollution issue in Utah.

Snowbird launches app for carpooling up Little Cottonwood Canyon

Sean Moody, KSL TV  |  Posted Feb 16th - 12:20pm

Snowbird Ski Resort has launched an app aimed at increasing carpooling for skiers and snowboarders heading up Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Floors collapse at Russian university in St. Petersburg

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:44am

Part of the roof and several floors of university building in Russia's second-largest city collapsed Saturday, but officials say there were no casualties.

Utah LEMS patient shocked after cost of treatment went from being free to costing $375K a year

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:38am

A Utahn with a rare neurological disease is balking at the sight of his medical bills after FDA approval caused his free treatment to go up to $375,000 a year.

The instrument that spots killer asteroids and star-eating black holes

Don Lincoln, CNN  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:30am

Astronomers have it rough. Their job is to scan the heavens, looking for something interesting. But often they see the same thing, night after night. After all, stars can burn placidly and essentially unchanged for billions of years. An unlucky astronomer could spend a lifetime turning his or her telescope here and there and, except for the march of the planets and an occasional comet crossing the sky, see nothing new.

Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:49am

A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale.

Michigan seeks to revoke license of Detroit funeral home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 9:52am

Michigan regulators are seeking to revoke the licenses of a Detroit funeral home and its manager after discovering 63 fetuses in boxes and freezers last year.

Researchers find clues that depression may speed brain aging

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 8:38pm

Memory and thinking skills naturally slow with age but now scientists are peeking inside living brains to tell if depression might worsen that decline — and finding some worrisome clues.

Trump-dominated board to close coal plant, despite his plea

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 9:22am

A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.

7 right whale calves spotted in Florida's Atlantic waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:26am

Seven rare right whale calves have been spotted so far this winter off Florida's Atlantic coast.

Correction: Lithium Ion Batteries-Recycling story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 3:27pm

In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's company. The correct amount is $15 million, not $15 billion. Melin's company is called Circular Energy Storage, having changed its name from Creation Inn.

Russian police question nerve agent scientist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:13pm

A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian ex-agent and his daughter says he's been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia.

Officials expect more cougars sightings in Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 14th - 10:08pm

Officials say cougar sightings are becoming more common in the Northwest as populations of people and the big cats continue to grow.