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British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 20th - 12:19pm

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information.

Ancestry IPO rumors fly while controversy over company’s ad spreads

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 19th - 6:20pm

Lehi-based genealogy giant Ancestry.com has been the subject of both controversy and IPO rumors the last few days.

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Freida Frisaro and David Fischer, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 19th - 5:29pm

Hurricane Michael, which devastated a swath of the Florida Panhandle last fall, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, only the fourth to make recorded landfall in the United States and the first since 1992.

Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

Adam Kealoha Causey, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 19th - 4:09pm

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA — and the spirit — of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core.

Environmental groups want ruling on coal ash water pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:48pm

Two Tennessee environmental groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution from a coal ash dump.

The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing Survivor Tree DNA lives on

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:47pm

The Latest on efforts to sustain a tree symbolizing hope following the Oklahoma City bombing (all times local):

Bobcat survives deadly California wildfire, has 4 kittens

The Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 19th - 2:41pm

A young bobcat that survived a massive and deadly wildfire in Southern California last year has given birth to four kittens, wildlife officials said Friday.

Wolf population declining in Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 2:25pm

Officials say Yellowstone National Park's gray wolf population has dropped to about 80 wolves — less than half of the highest population mark in the park.

The Latest: Florida mayor not surprised Michael was a Cat 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:59am

The Latest on Hurricane Michael being upgraded to a Category 5 storm (all times local):

Climate change and pollution delay move of captive dolphins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 9:39am

An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate change.

Drunk on smoke: Notre Dame's bees survive cathedral blaze

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:59am

Hunkered down in their hives and drunk on smoke, Notre Dame's smallest official residents — some 180,000 bees — somehow managed to survive the inferno that consumed the cathedral's ancient wooden roof.

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 7:46am

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.

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 19th - 6:03am

A private cargo ship brought the makings of an Easter feast to the International Space Station on Friday, along with mice and little flying robots.

American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 19th - 4:06am

A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me."

India's population skews young, which may sway its elections

Rishabh R. Jain, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 18th - 11:43pm

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

Groundbreaking Indian Ocean science mission reaches an end

David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 18th - 9:29pm

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.

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 18th - 5:59pm

A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said.

Facebook says more Instagram passwords exposed than thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 18th - 5:47pm

Millions more Instagram users were affected by a password security lapse than parent company Facebook acknowledged nearly four weeks ago.

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Apr 18th - 4:51pm

America's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died.