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Weather Service winter forecast: A bit warmer, but chaotic

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:51am

Expect big swings in weather this winter, government forecasters say.

Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:20am

Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century.

Queuing for eternity: Fossils show lining up is primal urge

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 9:03am

Ever felt like you've been queuing forever?

Asana Anatomy of Work Index Reveals: Employees Spend Nearly Two-Thirds of Their Day on Work About Work

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:01am

ultimately giving them valuable time back in their day to focus on what matters most.”

London commuters scuffle with climate activists

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:26am

Angry commuters scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains early Thursday, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital.

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 10:04pm

Dozens of environmental groups and scientists have asked U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.

California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:11pm

Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday.

The biggest surprise of Google's Pixel event is a transcription app. Here's how it works

Rachel Metz, CNN  |  Posted Oct 16th - 3:00pm

While Google's latest smartphone, the Pixel 4, got top billing at a major launch event in New York on Tuesday, the unveiling of an AI-enhanced recording and transcribing app was perhaps the biggest surprise of the day.

Hot again: Another month, another global heat record reached

Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 12:12pm

Scientists say the globe sizzled to a record tying hot month in September, driven partly by a sweaty United States.

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 11:19am

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor.

Scientists discover big storms can create 'stormquakes'

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 9:48am

Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes."

Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act

Tammy Webber and Martha Irvine, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:07pm

At first, teachers at Sky Valley Education Center simply evacuated students and used fans to clear the air when the fluorescent lights caught fire or smoked with noxious fumes. When black oil dripped onto desks and floors, they caught leaks with a bucket and duct-taped oil-stained carpets.

Conservationists seek protection of California Joshua trees

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 1:45pm

The western Joshua tree needs protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the Center for Biological Diversity said in a petition Tuesday to the state's Fish and Game Commission.

Native American group seeks to slow Alamo church renovation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:44am

A Native American group is calling on officials to slow down the renovation of the Alamo church in San Antonio, after archaeological reports showed human remains were found at the property.

NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 10:30am

NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station.

Former NASA scientist says they found life on Mars in the 1970s

Jessie Yeung, CNN  |  Posted Oct 15th - 9:20am

We may have already discovered the essence of life on Mars 40 years ago, according to a former NASA scientist.

Study: California's big July quakes strain major fault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:07pm

Scientists say earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move.

Iran detained 2nd French researcher, colleagues say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 16th - 4:15am

The Iranian government has been holding a second French researcher in custody for the past four months, according to his colleagues.

Egypt says archaeologists uncovered 20 ancient coffins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 7:31am

Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor.