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Sigmund Jaehn,1st German in space as 1970s cosmonaut, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:57pm

Sigmund Jaehn, who became the first German in space at the height of the Cold War during the 1970s and was promoted as a hero by communist authorities in East Germany, has died. He was 82.

World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 8:03am

Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn't planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday's special "action summit."

Albania quake has 340 aftershocks, people afraid to go home

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 22nd - 1:42am

Fear and safety hazards kept many residents of Albania's capital of Tirana and the port city of Durres out of their homes Sunday after an earthquake the day before injured 105 people and damaged hundreds of buildings.

Communities search for ways to live with growing fire threat

Anton L. Delgado and Dustin Patar, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 11:20am

Unless it's Sunday, Kelly Loew is steering her rusty red Jeep down the same mail route in Shingletown, as she has six days a week for the last seven years. But she delivers less mail these days as California's persistent wildfires drive residents away.

Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:14pm

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of Friday's climate protests.

What makes Impossible meat possible? A "bloody" ingredient

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:04pm

What makes Impossible burgers possible? An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years.

Brazil aims to deflect criticism over Amazon deforestation

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:18pm

In July, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed global concerns about fires raging in the world's largest rainforest, saying "The Amazon is Brazil's, not yours." Now, the far-right president's government has a new message: Everything's fine, and the rainforest is open for private investment.

Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:02am

Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black Leopard, Red Wolf" are among the works chosen by judges for the fiction longlist of the National Book Awards.

A year in the ice: Scientists set sail on Arctic expedition

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:15am

An international team of researchers set off Friday on the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic, a yearlong journey they hope will sharpen the scientific models that underpin human understanding of climate change.

Instagram will block content promoting weight-loss products, cosmetic procedures to minors

Gabrielle Sorto, CNN  |  Posted Sep 19th - 8:21pm

Instagram announced a new policy that will block, and sometimes remove, content promoting weight-loss or cosmetic procedures to younger teens.

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Seth Borenstein and Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:03pm

North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows.

From DNA, scientists create skull of Neanderthal cousin

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 9:02am

Scientists say they've deciphered features of the skull and some other details of a mysterious, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA.

iOS 13 is available to download now. Here's what's new

Shannon Liao, CNN Business  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:54am

After months of waiting, Apple's new software update for iPhones is finally here.

Lowell Observatory getting open-deck facility for viewing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 9:35am

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is close to opening a new open-deck observatory, a movable-roof facility featuring six telescopes for use by researchers and the public.

Survey: 8,000 turtle nests washed out by Dorian in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:10pm

Scientists say Hurricane Dorian washed out to sea more than 8,000 sea turtle nests from a Florida wildlife refuge.

'What is that, man?' Navy confirms videos of flying objects

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:54am

The U.S. Navy has confirmed the authenticity of three videos taken from its planes that show unidentified objects flying through the air.

Greek archaeologists uncover riches overlooked by robbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 9:11am

Archaeologists in northern Greece have explored more than 200 new graves in a vast ancient cemetery that was plundered in antiquity but still retained rich finds, including a gold mask and bronze helmets.

Marathon talks as German gov't haggles over climate policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 12:30am

The German government is scrambling to agree a package of measures for tackling global warming, as protesters prepare to stage rallies across the country demanding decisive action against climate change.

Greece: Oxygen-starved fish dying in drought-hit lake

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:26am

Tens of thousands of dead fish have been found on the banks of a lake in a protected nature reserve in northern Greece after high temperatures and drought conditions caused a severe drop in water levels.

California looks for ways to preserve environmental clout

Adam Beam and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:34pm

A California lawmaker wants the state to stop helping people buy electric cars from companies that refuse to follow the state's emission standards.