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Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 11:19am

The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon.

Indiana sewer project unearths trove of mastodon bones

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 10:37am

Workers installing sewer lines across a southern Indiana farm unearthed the fossilized bones of a mastodon that likely stood about 9 feet (2.7 meters) tall.

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 9:03am

Can a genetic test identify newborns at risk of becoming severely obese by middle age? Researchers say they have come up with one, and that it might allow interventions in childhood to avoid that fate.

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:53am

More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study.

India's millions of young voters can swing national election

Rishabh R. Jain, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 3:43am

Young Indians could play a crucial role in the ongoing general election in the world's largest democracy.

Amazon’s Utah fulfillment center is fully operational — with more than 1,500 employees

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Apr 17th - 5:13pm

Utah’s new and only Amazon fulfillment center came online in August. Now, it’s fully operational with more than 1,500 employees and thousands of robots working around the clock.

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 4:07pm

North Korea said Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations.

Tick, tick, tick: Alaska braces for invading parasites

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 3:21pm

Health and wildlife officials are taking steps to prepare for potentially dangerous parasites that could gain a foothold because of Alaska's warming climate.

Space station shipment launched from Virginia seashore

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:49pm

A fresh grocery shipment rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday after launching from Virginia's seashore.

Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:06am

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances and questions about the definition of death.

US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 8:48am

A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women.

Pope encourages Swedish campaigner Greta on environment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 3:34am

Pope Francis encouraged Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday to continue her campaign to fight climate change, during a brief meeting at the end of his weekly general audience.

Why I'm not quitting Facebook yet

Heather Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Apr 16th - 2:31pm

Here's why I don't think my leaving Facebook would make me happier, or put a dent in the company's $500 billion market value and convince it to change its ways. And I don't think people should have to quit for peace of mind.

SpaceX's recovered core booster damaged in rough seas

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:32am

A SpaceX rocket booster that landed on an ocean platform after last week's launch has been damaged in rough seas.

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 8:37am

The British-led Nekton scientific mission on Thursday completed a seven-week expedition in the Indian Ocean aimed at documenting changes beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.

US halts recent practice of disclosing nuclear weapon total

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 2:36pm

The Trump administration has halted, without explanation, the recent U.S. government practice of disclosing the current size of the nuclear weapons stockpile.

71-year-old heart study gets $38M grant for another 6 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 17th - 9:43am

The nation's longest-running multigenerational study of cardiovascular disease has received a $38 million grant that will help researchers explore the biology of aging.

Harvard dorm ends decades-old goat roast tradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 1:00pm

A Harvard University residence hall is ending a decades-old tradition of skinning and barbecuing a goat in the courtyard.

New Jersey high school's celebrated 'Alien' play gets encore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 11:47am

A New Jersey high school's stage production of "Alien" is coming back with help from the 1979 film's director, Ridley Scott.

Meteorologist sues station that fired him over alleged slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 16th - 9:35am

An upstate New York TV meteorologist accused of using a racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. while on air has filed a lawsuit against the station that fired him.