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Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

Marcia Dunn and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:08pm

Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a new poll shows.

APNewsBreak: Texas says Rapid DNA supplier jeopardizes cases

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:58pm

With a name that sounds like futuristic fiction, Rapid DNA machines roughly the size of an office printer have helped solve rape cases in Kentucky, identified California wildfire victims and verified family connections of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Utah company developing smart toilets to track health

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:31pm

There’s a digital health revolution underway making it easier for all of us to track our wellness online, and with our doctors.

Utah's newest ride-share innovation officially launches a month after mishap

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jun 19th - 6:33pm

A new electric, low-speed ride-share vehicle for the Daybreak community was finally unveiled during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

Seattle to open smoke shelters for 'new normal' summer fires

Tom James, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:41pm

Ahead of a Western wildfire season expected to be again worse than average, officials in Seattle announced Wednesday that five city buildings would be outfitted to serve as havens where residents can go to breathe clean air.

Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:08pm

Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed.

Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:04pm

Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to.

Scientists record singing by rare right whale for first time

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:01am

It's not America's Top 40, but it's a cutting edge song.

Weber State student takes on hemp study

Mike Anderson, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 19th - 7:19am

The typical undergraduate thesis project isn’t supposed to attract a lot of attention or controversy. Weber State University student Jeff Colbert, however, chose a subject that did just that.

New study to examine feeding habits of Cape Cod great whites

Philip Marcelo], Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:07am

Researchers on Cape Cod are launching a new study focused on the hunting and feeding habits of the region's great white sharks following last year's two attacks on humans, including the state's first fatal one in more than 80 years.

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:51am

An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its vast potential to change society as we know it.

Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 4:49pm

It's a carefully planned mission that involves coordination across state lines — from Mexican gray wolf dens hidden deep in the woods of New Mexico and Arizona to breeding facilities at zoos and special conservation centers around the U.S.

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 11:28pm

The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.

Ellen DeGeneres is coming to Utah

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:31pm

Utah’s tech companies have been bringing in some pretty big names for their annual conferences. Talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is next.

Strawberry Moon 2019: Best times to watch and a special viewing bonus

Forrest Brown, CNN  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:16pm

It's time for another noteworthy celestial event. Be sure to cast your gaze toward the sky for 2019's Strawberry Moon. And for the keen-eyed, there's a heavenly bonus with a prominent appearance from one of our fellow planets.

VidAngel hit with $62.4M in damages in Disney lawsuit

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:48pm

VidAngel must pay a combined $62.4 million in damages for streaming movies without authorization, according to plaintiffs in the case.

Baby California condor spotted near Arizona-Utah line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:15pm

A baby California condor has been spotted in far northern Arizona.

Former student burned in class experiment recounts horror

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 11:09am

A former high school student severely burned when a chemistry class experiment went horrifically wrong testified at a civil trial that he remembered feeling the fire eat away at his skin.

Serbian students protest social media leak of key math exam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:05am

Hundreds of students protested Tuesday in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, blocking traffic, hurling eggs at police and demanding the resignation of the education minister after he postponed their final math exam following its leak on social media.

The Latest: Oregon House approves progressive climate policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:31pm

The Latest on Oregon's cap and trade proposal (all times local):