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World's permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:00am

Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade.

Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:44pm

Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage.

AP PHOTOS: 1994 LA quake caused widespread devastation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:40pm

Twenty-five years ago this week, a hidden fault under Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley neighborhoods unleashed a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that killed dozens, shattered buildings, broke water mains and ignited fires.

AP WAS THERE: California's deadly 1994 Northridge earthquake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:36pm

This week marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake struck Southern California's densely populated San Fernando Valley.

Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 4:53pm

The tumbling space snowman is making its out-of-this-world film premiere.

APNewsBreak: New pen may allow sale of horses for slaughter

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 12:07pm

The U.S. Forest Service has built a new corral for wild horses in Northern California, which could allow it to bypass federal restrictions and sell the animals for slaughter.

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:22am

It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 10:18am

It's 1 o'clock on a Wednesday afternoon in Wallingford, Connecticut, and about 20 children are watching a screen at the front of the room as they take turns navigating challenges and collecting virtual currency to unlock powers, outfits and pets for their characters.

Apps let everyone help track health of insect populations

Katherine Roth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 8:04am

noting and sharing exactly what one sees and where — is nevertheless on the rise.

Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 5:52am

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert.

Bitcoin is 10 years old. But it won't go mainstream until it's regulated

Paul R. La Monica, CNN  |  Posted Jan 14th - 4:39pm

Bitcoin, the world's most famous cryptocurrency, just celebrated its tenth anniversary.

Detroit show has SUVs, horsepower, but electric cars are few

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 3:53pm

Automakers have promised to start selling hordes of electric cars in the next few years, but only two will be unveiled at the big Detroit auto show that kicks off this week — and those aren't even ready for production.

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 1:03pm

Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows.

China says it exchanged data with NASA on far side landing

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 3:22am

China exchanged data with NASA on its recent mission to land a Chinese spacecraft on the far side of the moon, the Chinese space agency said Monday, in what was reportedly the first such collaboration since an American law banned joint space projects with China that do not have prior congressional approval.

Top 9 coolest tech products at the Consumer Electronics Show

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 13th - 10:02pm

The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the biggest tech events of the year. Here are KSL's top nine picks for cool products that may have gone unnoticed.

Video games now make up more than half of the entertainment market

Mark Oliver, KSL Newsradio  |  Posted Jan 13th - 9:01pm

Today, video games aren’t just mainstream; they’re bringing in more money than every other entertainment market.

Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:53am

Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.

CERN lays out vision for next-generation particle collider

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:37am

Scientists behind the world's largest atom smasher have laid out their multibillion-euro vision to build an even bigger one, in hopes of unlocking even more secrets of matter and the universe in the coming decades.

Lawmakers consider money request for math, science training

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 14th - 11:51am

The top official of a state program to boost student participation in science and technology learning to keep Idaho competitive in those fields says there are thousands of openings for jobs requiring those skills.