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NASA's Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:27pm

NASA's new Mars lander has taken a selfie from above, using a camera on its long robotic arm.

Carbon conscious: how one man is shrinking his footprint

Frank Jordans and Daniel Niemann, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 3:19am

Some people count their calories. Dirk Gratzel counts his carbon emissions

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:59am

The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local):

UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:07am

The world needs to "do more and faster" to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard, the head of the U.N.'s top science panel on climate change said Tuesday.

Should Johannesburg Zoo's last elephant stay or go?

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 2:03am

When the last African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo lost her male companion to illness in September, some people said 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to a bigger sanctuary so she wouldn't spend her final years alone.

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:52am

Spacewalking astronauts ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues to a mysterious drilled hole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago.

Former Cuomo economic guru sentenced to prison

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:36pm

The former head of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was sentenced Tuesday to 3½ years in prison for his role in corrupting the state's Buffalo Billion project.

NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 3:10pm

NASA's first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought.

How to create a company culture that works

Kathryn Vasel, CNN  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:37am

There's a lot of talk about workplace culture these days.

Climate group: 14 activists banned by conference host Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:36am

An environmental group said Monday that at least 14 foreigners have been detained or deported by Poland's Border Guard since last week's start of the United Nations climate conference in the south of the country.

NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:04am

NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars.

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:03am

City frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune, researchers have found.

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:18am

Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don't expect your cheeseburgers or cereal to look much different.

Internet access via mobile phones starts for all Cubans

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 8:17pm

For the first time, average Cubans became eligible to sign up for internet service for their mobile phones Thursday, a development long awaited on the communist-ruled island.

Amazon touted as big win for NY, but math is more complex

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 5:40pm

New York officials tout their deal to land a new Amazon headquarters as can't-miss math. The city and state put up $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants. In return, they get an economic engine expected to generate $27 billion in new tax money over a quarter-century.

How to take great holiday photos with your smartphone

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:54am

The holidays are all about making memories and this season most of those memories will likely be captured on a smartphone.

One word stalls climate talks as UN countries fight over science report

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 9th - 11:04am

A diplomatic standoff over a single word could set the stage for a bigger showdown during the second half of this year's U.N. climate summit.

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

John Bonifield, CNN  |  Posted Dec 8th - 7:46pm

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.

The Latest: Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:59pm

The Latest on former patients demanding to know what happened to photos taken by a doctor accused of molestation (all times local):

New air monitors set up as inversion plagues parts of Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:05am

Two new air monitors have been installed to track air pollution in Utah.