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Young climate activists say their lawsuit should go to trial

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:17pm

Young activists who are suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should be fully evaluated at trial next week.

Elon Musk's underground tunnel transport could soon be reality

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:46am

Elon Musk's underground transport system could be a reality as early as December.

Trump space force - a real need but hazy planning

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:13am

President Donald Trump has demanded that Pentagon create a new military service, a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space." And with that demand, Trump has injected urgency into the debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 11:07pm

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90.

AP Exclusive: Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis for sale

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 5:05pm

Stephen Hawking was a cosmic visionary, a figure of inspiration and a global celebrity.

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Sam McNeil and Olivia Zhang, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 7:34pm

The loud crack rang out from the fog above the Baishui No. 1 Glacier as a stone shard careened down the ice, flying past Chen Yanjun as he operated a GPS device.

Ogden elementary schools teach coding, plan to expand program

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:01pm

Several site techs now teach computer code to Ogden elementary school kids, from kindergarten to sixth grade.

Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:36am

A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him.

Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Mari Yamguchi and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:15pm

European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

The Latest: Supreme Court stalls youth climate change case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 5:13pm

The Latest on a youth climate change lawsuit against U.S. government (all times local):

US temporarily stops youth climate lawsuit days before trial

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:57pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by young activists who accuse the federal government of violating their constitutional rights with policies that have caused a dangerous climate.

Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

Aritz Parra, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 12:49pm

Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals.

12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:18am

A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000.

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:39pm

Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.

Breaching dams to save Northwest orcas is contentious issue

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:09pm

Calls to breach four hydroelectric dams in Washington state have grown louder in recent months as the plight of critically endangered Northwest orcas has captured global attention.

What's next for Paul Allen's big investments? It's not clear

Sally By and Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:11pm

Prior to his death on Monday, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen invested large sums in technology ventures, research projects and philanthropy, some of it eclectic and highly speculative. What happens to those commitments now?

Forest Service keeps tabs on bugs that threaten fir forests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:03pm

State and federal entomologists are tracking the spread of a tiny invasive insect that feeds on fir forests.

Climate fund approves $1B for projects in poor countries

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:13am

A U.N.-backed fund has approved more than $1 billion for 19 new projects to help developing countries tackle climate change, officials said Sunday.

Oldest Brazilian fossil found in debris of National Museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 2:01pm

One of the most prized possessions of Brazil's National Museum has been found amid debris after a massive fire on Sept. 2 sent the building up in flames.

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 1:46am

Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.