News  /  Features  /  Science & Tech  / 

Most Recent

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 that led to the aborting of the launch Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, an official said.

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 2:34am

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

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.

Telescope foes tie together, block road to Hawaii summit

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

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered Monday at the base of Hawaii's tallest mountain to protest the construction of a giant telescope on land that some Native Hawaiians consider sacred.

The Latest: Elders brace for arrest for blocking summit road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:34pm

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 aborts moon mission launch, citing technical glitch

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:30pm

India aborted the launch on Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon less than an hour before liftoff.

Statues, education center honor Neil Armstrong at museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:37pm

New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong were unveiled and an education center was dedicated in his name on Sunday as his Ohio hometown continued celebrating its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:11am

A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

Caleb Jones and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:27am

Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii's highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe.

How Amazon Prime Day became the shopping Super Bowl

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 13th - 10:02am

Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, a kind of Black Friday in July. The e-commerce giant and its retail competitors are set to capitalize on shoppers dishing out on everything from clothes to televisions next week.

Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:47am

Egypt on Saturday opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965.

Earthquakes shake up Yucca Mountain nuke dump talk in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:41am

Recent California earthquakes that rattled Las Vegas have shaken up arguments on both sides of a stalled federal plan to entomb nuclear waste beneath a long-studied site in southern Nevada.

Russia launches major new telescope into space after delays

Matthew Bodner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:19am

A Russian Proton-M rocket successfully delivered a cutting-edge space telescope into orbit Saturday after days of launch delays, Russia's space agency said.

New statues, education center honor Neil Armstrong in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 7:49am

New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong will be displayed and an education center dedicated in his name as his small Ohio hometown celebrates its native son's history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month.

Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, Carolinas

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:29am

Rare sea turtles are smashing nesting records this summer on beaches in the Southeast, with scientists crediting the egg-laying boom to conservation measures that began more than 30 years ago.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and an eco legacy not his own

Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:03am

President Donald Trump and his aides this past week celebrated an environmental legacy that is not theirs to claim.

India aborts its highly anticipated launch of moon mission shortly before blastoff citing a "technical snag"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:17pm

India aborts its highly anticipated launch of moon mission shortly before blastoff citing a "technical snag"

Fossil of bone-crushing mammal a first in the US Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:24pm

A fossil jaw bone misidentified for 50 years turns out to belong to a bone-crushing mammal and is the first to be found in the Northwest, scientists said.

Strong 4.7 magnitude tremor shakes western Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 9:48am

Scientists say a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 has struck western Greece.