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Space enthusiasts celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon mission

Christina Giardinelli, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:34pm

Dozens of families, space enthusiasts and Utah's very own astronaut gathered at Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate the event with modular rocket launches.

Increasing social media use tied to rise in teens' depressive symptoms, study says

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:01pm

Spending too much time scrolling through social media and watching more television has been linked with symptoms of depression in young people -- and a new study reveals to what extent screen time and depression may be intertwined.

The Latest: Telescopes near Hawaii protest pause operations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:06pm

The Latest on efforts to resume construction of a giant telescope on a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred (all times local):

Aerial photo not clear picture of North Dakota pelican count

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 12:53pm

Federal wildlife officials have learned that conducting an aerial census of American white pelicans nesting in south-central North Dakota is better done when the big-billed birds are visible on the ground — and not in flight.

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:32am

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:04am

New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex.

A 'wake-up' call: Your health before age 40 is tied to heart risks later in life

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:21am

Having higher-than-normal cholesterol and blood pressure levels before age 40 can raise your risk of heart disease later in life more than you might think, according to a new study.

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:07am

A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Latest: Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:44am

The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local):

Protesters seek Hawaii mountain access during road closure

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:57pm

Protesters against building a giant telescope on top of a mountain some Native Hawaiians consider sacred said they tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to negotiate access up Mauna Kea while the road to the summit is closed in preparation for construction equipment to be taken up.

U. professor creates chip that could harness laptop's extra heat, turn it into more battery life

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:36pm

Have you ever downloaded a large file and suddenly your laptop gets really hot? This University of Utah professor wants to take that heat and add it to your laptop's battery life.

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:53pm

It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago.

GAO: EPA skirted procedures in overhaul of science boards

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 4:12pm

The Environmental Protection Agency skirted some of its usual procedures and ethics rules when it overhauled key agency advisory boards, slashing the numbers of academic scientists on the panels and appointing more industry figures, the Government Accountability Office said Monday.

SpaceX: Leaky valve caused crew capsule to explode in test

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:53pm

A leaky valve caused a SpaceX crew capsule to explode during a ground test back in April, destroying the spacecraft and dealing a blow to the company's effort to launch astronauts.

The Latest: Protesters demand removal of gate on summit road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:04pm

The Latest on the start of work to build a massive telescope on a site considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians (all times local):

India assesses technical snag that aborted moon mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:08am

India's space organization is examining the technical snag behind Monday's aborted launch of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon and expects to set a new launch date within days.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong about Dems, census, citizenship

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump is spreading falsehoods on issues of race, immigration and American-ness, exhorting four non-white female lawmakers to "go back" to where they came from and crying foul over his failed bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Protests flare over construction of telescope in Hawaii

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:18pm

Singing, chanting and lying on the ground in the road, hundreds of people demonstrated on Monday against the construction of a giant telescope on a mountaintop that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:10pm

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage.

Fossil found in 1980s in Texas declared new genus, species

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:16am

Experts say fossil remains discovered in the 1980s at the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas have been identified as a new genus and species of duckbilled dinosaur.