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UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:43am

A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be "irresponsible" for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for a ban.

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:43am

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt and gravel from an asteroid has hit a snag.

Emergency ascent in Indian Ocean as sub fills with smoke

Jerry Harmer and David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:09am

A British scientist and her American pilot made an emergency ascent from 100 meters (328 feet) beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after smoke filled the cockpit of their submersible.

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:21am

Fish in the Cuyahoga River, which became synonymous with pollution when it caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, are now safe to eat, federal environmental regulators say.

Dartmouth professor wins top religion prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:04am

A Dartmouth College professor of physics and astronomy was awarded one of the world's leading religion prizes for blending hard science and deep spirituality in his work, a foundation announced Tuesday.

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

Sanya Mansoor and Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 11:04am

Abortion rights activists chanted "shame" as Republicans on a Georgia Senate committee moved Monday to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 9:29am

Apple has unveiled a new iPad that's thinner and slightly larger than its current entry-level tablet.

Oregon Blockbuster outlasts others to become last on Earth

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 8:20am

There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.

Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 4:51am

Japan's space agency said Monday that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will follow up last month's touchdown on a distant asteroid with another risky mission — dropping an explosive on the asteroid to make a crater and then collect underground samples for possible clues to the origin of the solar system.

AP PHOTOS: World's last Blockbuster a tribute to Gen X past

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:43pm

A Blockbuster Video in Oregon is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster video rental shop, in Australia, announced it is closing on March 31.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat

Hope Yen, Seth Borenstein and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism.

California science exhibit explains the dog-human friendship

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 10:16pm

Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so well?

Utah engineers find more efficient way to convert algae into fuel

Lauren Bennett, KSL  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:53pm

University of Utah researchers have developed a new approach to turning algae into fuel, which could make the alternative fuel more economically viable.

US professor is first woman to be awarded math's top prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:10am

An American professor has become the first woman to be awarded the Abel Prize, one of the world's most prestigious international mathematics awards.

Woman sues hospital she says stored frozen embryo for years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:35pm

A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against a Rhode Island hospital she says froze her embryo and kept it in storage for 13 years without her knowledge.

Thousands of dead menhaden wash up in New Jersey shore town

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 12:11pm

State environmental officials say thousands of dead fish have washed up in a New Jersey shore community.

UN hosts powers to discuss preventing an arms race in space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 10:42am

Government experts from 25 countries have opened a meeting to look at ways of preventing an arms race in space, amid uncertainty whether some of the world's biggest powers will actually find it in their national interests.

Exhibit of Neil Armstrong's personal papers opens at Purdue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 18th - 3:46am

An exhibit of astronaut Neil Armstrong's personal papers is opening at Purdue University ahead of the 50th anniversary of his famed walk on the moon.

The Latest: Leader of animal rights group denounce Iditarod

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 9:10pm

The Latest on the death of a dog that participated in the Iditarod race (all times local):