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Handwritten Einstein letter auctioned off for nearly $40,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:29pm

A handwritten letter written by Albert Einstein warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis rose to power has been sold for nearly $40,000.

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:59am

Shortly after 9/11, the CIA considered using a drug it thought might work like a truth serum and force terror suspects to give up information about potential attacks.

This is heavy: The kilogram is getting an update

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:47am

The kilogram is getting an update.

No accounting for these tastes: Artificial flavors a mystery

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:29am

Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they're in.

Greek authorities say lost ancient city of Tenea is located

Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 7:36am

Greece's culture ministry said Tuesday that archaeologists have located the first tangible remains of a lost city that the ancient Greeks believed was first settled by Trojan captives of war after the sack of Troy.

Report: Amazon picks New York and Northern Virginia for HQ2

Kaya Yurieff, CNN Business  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:16pm

After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has reportedly chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters.

Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:12am

Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's claims, fire scientists say.

Qualtrics acquired for $8B, weeks after filing for what would have been biggest IPO in Utah history

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 11th - 7:11pm

Six years ago, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith said “no” to a half-billion dollar offer for a startup he began in his basement. It appears $8 billion was actually the magic number.

Study: Carnivores' return helps Yellowstone park streams

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 5:27pm

Scientists say the return of wolves and cougars to Yellowstone National Park is helping restore a landscape that was altered in their absence and allowing streams to return to a more natural state.

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 2:45pm

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients.

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 11:06am

Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 6:18am

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline.

High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Nov 10th - 9:15pm

Principal Brad Harris, half-apologizing, notes the sign on the wall that declares Belknap Elementary School as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.

Egypt's newly discovered tombs hold mummies, animal statues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 10th - 8:36am

A top Egyptian antiquities official says local archaeologists have discovered seven Pharaonic Age tombs near the capital Cairo containing dozens of cat mummies along with wooden statues depicting other animals and birds.

Teacher: Bus drivers evacuated students amid California fire

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 9th - 10:49pm

Teachers, aides and bus drivers in Northern California loaded more than 100 school students into cars and school buses as a fast-moving wildfire approached, driving hours through smoke and flames to safely reunite the children with their families, according to one of the teachers who helped get people to safety.

5 new Kickstarter products to get you through ski season

Brooke Nally, Contributor  |  Posted Nov 9th - 2:46pm

Don't be a jerry. Send it down the slopes this season with a few new innovative technologies from Kickstarter — like the self-heating shirt!

Montana hunter recovering after grizzly bear breaks arm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:06pm

A Montana elk hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear is recovering at a hospital.

Spain considers ban on sale of gas and diesel cars by 2040

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:59am

Spain's government is eyeing ambitious steps to tackle climate change, including a ban on the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040.

Mellanox HDR InfiniBand Solutions Accelerate New Supercomputer for Advanced Research Computing at the University of Michigan

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:02am

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that its new generation of HDR InfiniBand solutions consisting of ConnectX®-6 adapters, Quantum™ switches, LinkX® cables and software accelerate the new supercomputer at the University of Michigan. The new supercomputer named “Great Lakes” will enhance the university research activities and provide scalable high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure for thousands of users across the university.

Cargo mission to space station is set to launch this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 5:09am

An unmanned cargo rocket is scheduled to blast off this week from Virginia's coast to the International Space Station.