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Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:34pm

About 66 million years after two dinosaurs died apparently locked in battle on the plains of modern-day Montana, an unusual fight over who owns the entangled fossils has become a multimillion-dollar issue that hinges on the legal definition of "mineral."

Salt Lake City commits to forming digital inclusion plan. Here's why that matters

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Nov 16th - 2:01pm

Almost 20 percent of the population in Salt Lake City does not have a computer. Now, Salt Lake's committed to addressing that and other issues.

Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 11:28am

A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch that cleared the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost.

NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 9:22am

NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship.

The Latest: Landmark change to kilogram approved

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 5:38am

The Latest on a scientific meeting on how to define weights and measures (all times local):

Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 16th - 1:08am

In a historic vote, more than 50 nations unanimously approved an overhaul of the international measurement system that underpins global trade and other human endeavors, uniting Friday behind new definitions for the kilogram and other units in a way they fail to do on many other issues.

Study finds healthy group of polar bears in sea near Alaska

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:17pm

The first formal count of polar bears in waters between the United States and Russia indicates they're doing better than some of their cousins elsewhere.

4 former employees file racial harassment complaints against Vivint Smart Home

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:34pm

Four former Vivint Smart Home employees have filed racial harassment complaints against the Provo-based company, just months after two former Vivint Solar employees filed similar lawsuits in June.

Obama to headline Utah tech conference in March

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 15th - 10:08am

Former President Barack Obama is coming to Salt Lake City in March to headline a local tech conference.

Report details damage to ancient Yemeni archaeological sites

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:33am

A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage from ground fighting and airstrikes to at least 34 archaeological sites over the past four years and urged the international community to protect Yemenis' "collective memory."

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:04pm

Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.

As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

Matthew Brown and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 3:34pm

Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing death tolls from increasingly severe blazes in California and across the U.S. West.

Skulls reveal Neanderthals, humans had similarly harsh lives

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:03am

Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times.

Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:03am

Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find.

Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 6:04am

There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say.

Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 10:14pm

The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

'Game of Thrones' returning in April 2019 for final season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:33pm

The eighth and last season of "Game of Thrones" finally has a date with destiny.

Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:09pm

Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play, experts say.

Here's why Qualtrics' CEO believes the $8B acquisition has 'no downsides'

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Nov 13th - 3:58pm

Qualtrics’ deal with SAP is the second-largest acquisition of a private tech company in history, according to Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith.

State completes inspections of 43 Detroit funeral homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 4:44pm

State regulators have found no serious mortuary science or pre-paid funeral violations following inspections of 43 funeral homes in Detroit.