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Meteor that streaked over Missouri weighed about 220 pounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:58am

NASA says a meteor seen streaking through the sky behind the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was a basketball-size hunk of rock that broke off from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Apple Introduces 16-Inch MacBook Pro, the World’s Best Pro Notebook

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:30am

the world’s best pro notebook — designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone who relies on a Mac® to create their life’s best work. The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina® Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design, making it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever.

Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 13th - 6:01am

A Japanese spacecraft left a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, the country's space agency said.

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 12th - 7:11pm

The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 12th - 4:34pm

Residents in the St. Louis area were treated to a sparkling display as an apparent meteor streaked across the sky.

Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 3:40pm

Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.

Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 12th - 1:41pm

Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris.

Zimbabwe says 200 elephants have now died amid drought

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 12th - 7:11am

More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, Zimbabwe's parks agency said on Tuesday, and a mass relocation of animals is planned to ease congestion.

Grin and bear it: Berlin panda gets CT scan for kidney exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:07am

A Berlin zoo says a giant panda whose twin cubs have captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after veterinarians discovered one of his kidneys was smaller than the other.

Rare deer-like species photographed for first time in wild

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 12th - 3:04am

A tiny deer-like species not seen by scientists for nearly 30 years has been photographed in a forest in southern Vietnam, a conservation group said Tuesday.

SpaceX launches 60 more internet satellites

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted Nov 11th - 5:15pm

SpaceX sent another 60 satellites into orbit on Monday, one of many such launches the company hopes to conduct over the next year as it works to build a massive broadband-from-space business.

Instagram is about to hide likes for some US users. Here's what to expect

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted Nov 11th - 2:38pm

Instagram is about to take its biggest step yet toward removing likes from its platform.

Mini Mercury skips across sun's vast glare in rare transit

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 11th - 1:16pm

Mini Mercury skipped across the vast, glaring face of the sun Monday in a rare celestial transit.

The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 11th - 1:12pm

Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the U.S. three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study.

Seismologists measure shake from fans at MLS championship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 11:43am

Seismologists in Washington state have used Major League Soccer's championship as an opportunity to study information collected while fans shook the stadium.

Quake widely felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but no damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 11:40am

A moderate earthquake has been felt across Hawaii's Big Island, but there are no immediate reports of damage.

SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 11th - 9:48am

SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites Monday, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage.

Scientists develop sensor to save children and pets from hot car deaths

Rob Picheta, CNN  |  Posted Nov 11th - 9:33am

Scientists in Canada have developed a sensor that detects and raises the alarm when children or pets are left alone in a car.

Hate heart-healthy veggies? It could be genetic

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Nov 11th - 8:18am

If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a "super-taster:" a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently.

Inamori Foundation Presents 2019 Kyoto Prizes

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 11th - 8:04am

a revolutionary technology with broad application in lighting and flat-panel displays, now ubiquitous in products ranging from smartphones to flat-screen TVs.