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Iran says it will continue nuclear work despite US sanctions

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:13am

Iran said Friday its experts would continue nuclear development activities, despite sanctions imposed earlier this week on their fellow scientists by the United States.

WaPo editor to Harvard grads: Truth matter of 'life & death'

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:26am

The Washington Post's top editor told Harvard University graduates Thursday that facts and truth have become “matters of life and death,” yet he warned that some leaders continue to “undermine the very idea of objective fact, all in pursuit of political gain.”

Chinese grad students may be next hit by US-China tensions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:16am

The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the latest signs of tensions between Washington and Beijing that are raging over trade, the coronavirus pandemic, human rights and the status of Hong Kong.

For top U.S. virus experts, faith and science work together

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:58am

The relationship between faith and science has faced its share of strain during the coronavirus pandemic — but for some scientists leading the nation's response, the two have worked in concert.

Trump's fossil fuel agenda gets pushback from federal judges

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 9:51am

Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.

How to create a strong network — even while social distancing

Nicole Carpenter, Contributor  |  Posted May 27th - 7:39pm

Despite the restrictions on events and large group gatherings over the last two months, the importance of building relationships and networking continues to grow. Here are four tips to build a strong business or social network, even if you aren’t meeting new people face to face.

Coronavirus, pouring rain can't dampen New Orleans' seniors

Gerald Herbert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 4:46pm

Neither the coronavirus pandemic nor rain showers could deter the 2020 graduating class of the New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School from having a celebratory — albeit improvised — commencement with a bit of New Orleans flair.

States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 3:41pm

Nearly two dozen states and several cities on Wednesday filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era mileage standards, saying science backed up the old regulations developed with the help of the nation's car makers.

US coronavirus deaths surpass 100K; experts say count is flawed, but close

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:15pm

The U.S. hit a tragic milestone Wednesday: 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. But is that number right?

For launch spectators, storms more worrisome than virus

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:48am

For the spectators gathered along the Space Coast on Wednesday for an astronaut launch, the rumbling thunder, darkening clouds and then a drenching downpour were more worrisome than any pandemic.

Trump's plan to celebrate space launch hits weather snag

Kevin Freking and Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:43am

President Donald Trump’s plan to celebrate the first space launch of American astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade on Wednesday hit a snag when the mission was postponed at the last minute because of bad weather. But the president said he plans on returning to Florida for Saturday's rescheduled launch.

WSU team builds net zero electric home for international competition

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted May 27th - 10:41am

If Janae Thomas-Watson could get on the roof of this home in Ogden, she’d wave a flag to get the attention of community planners, developers and members of the construction community and yell: “Come see the future, come see this.”

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to film on space station

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 10:19am

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station’s red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit.

SpaceX launch of NASA astronauts delayed 16 minutes before takeoff due to storm

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 6:29am

A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade.

US company trials coronavirus vaccine candidate in Australia

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted May 26th - 9:03pm

A U.S. biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year.

Solar probe to pass through comet's tail for 'bonus science'

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 7:19am

The European Space Agency said Friday that its Solar Orbiter probe will pass through the tail of a comet in the coming days and scientists plan to switch on its instruments early to conduct some “bonus science.”

Wildlife managers use pup fostering to boost wolf genetics

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 28th - 10:03pm

A record number of captive-born wolf pups has been placed into the wild as part of an effort by federal and state wildlife managers to boost the genetic diversity among Mexican gray wolves in the Southwestern United States.

Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 2:17pm

Bad weather postpones first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years. Next attempt is Saturday.

In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 27th - 11:17am

In a first since the shuttle days, NASA astronauts head to the launch pad to rocket into orbit from Florida.