Astronomers have it rough. Their job is to scan the heavens, looking for something interesting. But often they see the same thing, night after night. After all, stars can burn placidly and essentially unchanged for billions of years. An unlucky astronomer could spend a lifetime turning his or her telescope here and there and, except for the march of the planets and an occasional comet crossing the sky, see nothing new.
Adam Beam, Associated Press | PostedFeb 14th - 9:22am
A federal utility board voted Thursday to close a coal-fired power plant in Kentucky, rejecting pleas from President Donald Trump and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and handing the coal industry a defeat in its backyard.
Thousands of Belgian teenagers skipping school to protest for better climate protections have been joined by university students and grandparents for a sixth straight week of marches to keep pressure on authorities to do more.
Brian Slodysko, Associated Press | PostedFeb 13th - 6:54pm
Democratic presidential prospect Michael Bloomberg is promoting a new documentary film on climate change, but the billionaire philanthropist says the one person he thinks should see it most — President Donald Trump — likely never will because "it won't be running on Fox."
University of Utah chemistry professor Ming Hammond is a leading researcher on an experiment that launched plants into space in December in an attempt to assess how plants may fit into survival in the cosmos.
Starting this fall, Utah Valley University will partner with Silicon Slopes to offer a technology management emphasis master's in business administration at the nonprofit organization's headquarters in Lehi.
Adam Beam, Associated Press | PostedFeb 13th - 12:47pm
President Donald Trump's support for the coal industry — and for a particular power plant — will face a test this week when a utility board he appoints considers whether to close a coal-fired Kentucky plant whose suppliers include a mine owned by one of his campaign donors.
In a story Feb. 15 about a Department of Energy lithium-ion battery research and development project, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount that would be spent over three years and the name of Hans Eric Melin's company. The correct amount is $15 million, not $15 billion. Melin's company is called Circular Energy Storage, having changed its name from Creation Inn.
A Russian scientist who says he developed a nerve agent suspected to have been used against a Russian ex-agent and his daughter says he's been questioned by police after flyers appeared in his home city accusing him of pedophilia.
The World Health Organization is convening an expert meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance and oversight of human gene editing, months after a Chinese researcher rocked the scientific community with his announcement that he had created the world's first gene-edited babies.