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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

Federal marine biologists have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet.

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, KSL.com  |  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, KSL.com  |  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.

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

Jeremy Rehm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:09pm

What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes?

Climate talks held as Arctic ice melts, concerns grow

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:34am

Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global warming.

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 11:14pm

Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopping into a nest, swapping places with its mate.

Oregon Democrats rally behind cap-and-trade emissions plan

Sarah Zimmerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 10:16pm

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Experts: Humpback whale in San Francisco Bay appears ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 16th - 5:58pm

A humpback whale that has become an unusual presence in San Francisco Bay may be ill.

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):

Child death hike halts hospital's complex heart surgeries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:14pm

Complex pediatric heart surgeries will not be performed at North Carolina Children's Hospital because of an increase in patient deaths.

JFK Library launches app to celebrate Apollo 11 mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:34am

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new app that helps users relive the 1969 launch of the Apollo 11 mission.