Most Recent

Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 12th - 1:00pm

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space.

More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get zzz

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 12th - 12:48pm

High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times.

2 technicians killed at Antarctica science station

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:21pm

The National Science Foundation says two technicians working on a fire-suppression system at an Antarctica scientific station were found unconscious and died.

Emily Blunt on the 'daunting' task of playing Mary Poppins

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:04pm

Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.

States ask court to stop Trump from reviving US coal sales

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 11:39am

Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration in federal court from selling vast reserves of the fuel that are beneath public lands.

When it comes to natural gas, US 'open for business'

Jie Jenny Zou Of The Center for Public Integrity, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 10:59am

Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington's largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership.

Washington state builds new bridge for migrating wildlife

Manuel Valdes, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 12th - 10:43am

Before descending the Cascade Mountains on its final stretch to Seattle, Interstate 90 cuts through a mountain pass of old growth forests and wetlands.

UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 12th - 7:45am

The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises and sacrifices in talks over tackling global warming, as some observers warned the meeting in Poland could collapse without an agreement on key issues.

Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 12th - 3:54am

A growing fleet of satellites is monitoring man-made greenhouse gas emissions from space, spurred by the need to track down major sources of climate changing gases such as methane and carbon dioxide.

Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 5:07pm

Spacewalking astronauts ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues to a mysterious drilled hole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago.

NASA's Mars lander takes selfie from above with robotic arm

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 4:27pm

NASA's new Mars lander has taken a selfie from above, using a camera on its long robotic arm.

Former Cuomo economic guru sentenced to prison

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 4:23pm

The former head of the State University of New York's Polytechnic Institute was sentenced Tuesday to 3½ years in prison for his role in corrupting the state's Buffalo Billion project.

UN science panel chief calls for more action to curb warming

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 4:01pm

The world needs to "do more and faster" to prevent global warming on a scale that would cause irreversible environmental damage and hit poor societies hard, the head of the U.N.'s top science panel on climate change said Tuesday.

The Latest: Doc took pics of sex abuse; patients seek photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 11th - 1:59pm

The Latest on former patients demanding to know what happened to photos taken by a doctor accused of molestation (all times local):

The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

The Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 1:41pm

The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local):

Carbon conscious: how one man is shrinking his footprint

Frank Jordans and Daniel Niemann, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 3:35am

Some people count their calories. Dirk Gratzel counts his carbon emissions

Should Johannesburg Zoo's last elephant stay or go?

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 11th - 2:07am

When the last African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo lost her male companion to illness in September, some people said 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to a bigger sanctuary so she wouldn't spend her final years alone.

NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 10th - 4:03pm

NASA's first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought.

Artificial dyes fading, but food will still get color boosts

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 10th - 2:57pm

Many companies including McDonald's and Kellogg are purging artificial colors from their foods, but don't expect your cheeseburgers or cereal to look much different.

NASA's Voyager 2 becomes 2nd craft in interstellar space

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Updated Dec 10th - 12:16pm

NASA's Voyager 2 is now the second human-made object to zip away from the sun into the space between the stars.