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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.

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 5:49pm

A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps.

It's a boy! April the Giraffe gives birth again

Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 3:38pm

April the Giraffe gave birth once again in front of an enthralled YouTube audience on Saturday.

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 1:13pm

The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those who can’t eat breakfast without them.

Climate protests: First the students, now adults in France

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 6:51am

While some yellow vest protesters rioted along a famed Paris avenue, elsewhere in the French capital an entirely different scene unfolded Saturday: tens of thousands of people marching peacefully to urge faster government action against global warming.

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke on climate, Trump on 'no collusion'

Calvin Woodward, Seth Borenstein and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 16th - 6:33am

Beto O'Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign this past week with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. From Iowa, he claimed scientists are united in believing the planet only has a dozen years to turn the tide on climate change, which is not quite their view.

Disease may be killing California desert bighorn sheep

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 4:57pm

A new survey has found a sharp decline in desert bighorn sheep in Southern California, and biologists suspect the cause is a disease contracted from domestic animals.

Gore: US getting close to political shift on climate change

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 15th - 4:41pm

Former Vice President Al Gore believes the U.S. is nearing a political tipping point, with the 2020 Democratic presidential field offering voters the chance to replace President Donald Trump with someone "committed heart and soul" to combating climate change.

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):

Conservation award presented to Yellowstone biologist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 17th - 8:15am

The Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative has awarded its Craighead Conservation Award to Yellowstone National Park biologist PJ White.