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50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 5:02pm

Every day many millions of gallons of water loaded with arsenic, lead and other toxic metals flow from some of the most contaminated mining sites in the U.S. and into surrounding streams and ponds without being treated, The Associated Press has found.

Climate change doubter is leading effort to advise Trump

Kevin Freking and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 4:31pm

The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

Samsung folding phone is different - but also almost $2,000

Michael Liedtke and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 3:42pm

Samsung unveiled a highly anticipated smartphone with a foldable screen in an attempt to break the innovation funk that has beset the smartphone market.

BYU engineers use origami to make discovery even Iron Man would approve of

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:47pm

Even Tony Stark himself would approve of a new discovery by Brigham Young University engineers that’s one step closer to making his Iron Man suit a reality.

Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 12:06pm

Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close.

Academic: Very few climate change doubters, issue now action

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:48am

A prominent American economist says there are "very few" individuals left who still doubt climate change because the evidence of its impact is clear.

Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

Alon Bernstein and Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 20th - 12:14am

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century.

Officials: Arizona will miss US deadline for key water plan

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 19th - 5:22pm

Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.S. West, state water officials said Tuesday.

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 19th - 3:16pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted.

And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 19th - 3:16pm

And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter.

This AI is so good at writing that its creators won't let you use it

Rachel Metz, CNN  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:31pm

A new artificial intelligence system is so good at composing text that the researchers behind it said they won't release it for fear of how it could be misused.

Former UN leader tours climate adaptation projects in Miami

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:56pm

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he's impressed with Miami's efforts to cope with rising sea levels— and he wishes President Donald Trump were paying attention, too.

Scientist who popularized term "global warming" dies at 87

The Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 18th - 5:09pm

A scientist who raised early alarms about climate change and popularized the term "global warming" has died. Wallace Smith Broecker was 87.

2019's biggest supermoon lights up the sky tonight and tomorrow

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Feb 18th - 9:05am

February's full moon will brighten the skies as the biggest supermoon of the year.

First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Updated Feb 18th - 8:24am

A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon.

Surgeon becomes first in Salt Lake to perform life-changing sleep apnea operation

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:51pm

Dr. Kevin Wilson became the first surgeon in Salt Lake City to perform a surgical implant procedure to treat sleep apnea. The treatment provides a revolutionary way for sleep apnea patients to manage their condition.

'Alita' leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 4:06pm

The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading the slowest Presidents Day weekend at the box office in almost 20 years and has a ways to go to make up its costly budget.

Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 3:36pm

Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday.

Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert

Lauran Neergaard, Seth Borenstein and The Associated Press, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:48am

Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin, researchers said Friday.

7 right whale calves spotted in Florida's Atlantic waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:26am

Seven rare right whale calves have been spotted so far this winter off Florida's Atlantic coast.