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Facebook data center under construction in Eagle Mountain will expand by 500K square feet

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

Facebook will expand the size of a data center under construction in Eagle Mountain from 1 million square feet to 1.5 million square feet.

Blue Origin launches, lands same rocket record 6 times

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:34pm

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space company, has scored another successful spaceflight.

Flooded farmers face growing dilemma in warming world

Tammy Webber and Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 11:24am

Frogs, carp and bugs thrived all summer in murky floodwaters where Gene Walter should have planted corn and soybeans. Last year’s ruined crop spilled from metal storage bins that burst nine months ago when the Missouri River surged through two levees near his southwest Iowa farm.

New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 8:55am

Doctors on Wednesday reported unusually good results from tests of two experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer that had spread widely and resisted many previous treatments.

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

Aritz Parra and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:31am

With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, major countries at a U.N. meeting on climate change took the floor to stake out their positions — showing that deep differences remain to be breached.

Santa, soldiers bring joy to beleaguered Alaska village

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:02pm

A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldiers wearing Santa caps.

California considers calling THC in pot a risk to moms-to-be

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:52pm

A California panel on Wednesday wrestled with the reliability and accuracy of dense research studies as it considers whether to declare marijuana's potent, high-inducing chemical — THC — a health risk to pregnant women and require warnings for the pot products legally sold in the nation's most populous state.

Apple's new Mac Pro could cost you more than $52,000

Jordan Valinsky, CNN  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:53pm

Apple's new Mac Pro is about to go on sale. The top-of-the-line Mac, anticipated by power users for its jaw-dropping specs, and by Apple design fans for its cheese-grater-like appearance, will be available for preorders beginning Tuesday.

These robots are following people around the streets of Salt Lake

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Dec 10th - 7:01pm

They’re a rare sight to behold, but little carrier robots on wheels are following people around the streets of Salt Lake — and people are starting to notice.

Officials want $100M for reef restoration in Florida Keys

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:31pm

Federal officials have announced plans to raise $100 million to fund projects to restore seven significant coral reef sites in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

Arctic habitats and cultures on thin ice as region warms

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:02pm

Rising temperatures and shrinking snow and ice cover in the Arctic are endangering habitats, fisheries and local cultures, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In Sweden's Arctic, ice atop snow leaves reindeer starving

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:41am

Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic.

Increased activity on New Zealand volcano stymies recovery

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 7:16pm

Experts said geothermal activity on a New Zealand volcanic island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier.

NASA chief gets latest look at new moon rocket

Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 4:28pm

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and the media got an up-close look Monday at a huge, newly completed rocket for the program aimed at putting a man and woman on the moon as early as 2024.

Ice bucket challenge inspiration Pete Frates dies at 34

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 12:06pm

Pete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped inspire the ALS ice bucket challenge that has raised more than $200 million worldwide, died Monday. He was 34.

Iranian scientists' charges dismissed after prisoner swap

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:57pm

After an Iranian scientist was released over the weekend as part of a prisoner exchange, federal prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against two of his former students who were accused along with him of violating trade sanctions.

Tennessee Valley Authority addresses coal ash leaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 10:06am

Coal ash is leaking from a dump complex at the largest coal-fired plant owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the utility is monitoring whether it's affecting public water supplies.

Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 7:24am

Greta Thunberg is “a bit surprised” to be named Time's Person of the Year, dedicates honor to young climate activists.

Michigan townships, company reach deal over contamination

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 5:59pm

Two western Michigan townships reached a tentative settlement with a footwear company in a federal lawsuit over contaminated water, officials announced Tuesday.