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Blind children in Chile get solar eclipse experience

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 3:39pm

A group of children at a Chilean school for the blind used sound and braille Tuesday to experience conditions that resemble a total solar eclipse.

Israel's SpaceIL says it won't try second moonshot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 1:22pm

SpaceIL, the Israeli company that attempted but failed to put an unmanned craft on the moon earlier this year, says it will not try a second moonshot.

Scientists on Madeira see new 'plasticrust' sea pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 10:49am

Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they're calling it "plasticrust."

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:42am

Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:21am

SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.

DNA kits: Pros and cons to knowing too much about genetic makeup

Heather Simonsen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:43am

In the era of inexpensive DNA kits, companies are starting to offer home health screenings and genetic testing. But the results could have a big impact.

Canadian, Russian, American back on Earth from space station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 9:08pm

Three astronauts safely returned to Earth on Tuesday after spending more than six months aboard the International Space Station.

12 apps that are actually helpful for senior citizens

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:10pm

As more senior citizens adopt smartphones, app developers have worked to meet the unique needs and challenges of this demographic. Here are 12 apps that might actually be useful for the more elderly among us.

Amazon Prime Day will actually be two days this year

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:47am

Amazon's Prime Day will return for the fifth time next month, and this year the discount holiday will run for two entire days.

Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner's claims

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 8:04am

A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil.

Medical groups warn climate change is a 'health emergency'

Elana Schor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 3:07am

As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate change, bluntly defined by the organizations as "a health emergency."

50 years later, the moon is still great for business

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 11:02pm

Fifty years after humans first visited, businesses are still trying to make a buck off the moon.

Tech makes it easier to search wilderness for missing people

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:33pm

Yesenia D'Alessandro loaded a GPS tracking app on her cellphone and trudged into a remote Hawaii forest, joining more than 100 other volunteers looking for a missing hiker.

Tyrannosaurus, a social creature?

Peter Rosen, KSL TV  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 7:45pm

When you think of a T-Rex, do you think of a lone operator? Maybe think again.

Aerial photos help census officials pinpoint faraway people

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 23rd - 10:24am

The U.S. Census Bureau is using new high-tech tools to help get an accurate population count next year as its faces challenges tallying people of color who live in remote places and can be wary of the federal government.

UN expert: Millions face dire poverty from climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 2:46pm

A United Nations expert on poverty says hundreds of millions of people around the world face hunger, displacement, disease and death because of climate change.

Former North Carolina teacher pleads guilty to sex charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:51pm

A former North Carolina high school science teacher accused of abusing almost 20 victims during his career has pleaded guilty to child sex charges.

College professor suspended due to sex harassment complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:12am

A Michigan State University physiology professor who was suspended after more than half a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment has returned to work at the school that has been beset by allegations of sexual misconduct in recent years.

3 astronauts head to Earth from International Space Station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 5:33pm

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronauts from Canada, Russia and the United States has undocked from the International Space Station and is headed back to Earth.

University of Iowa team wins $115M 'space weather' grant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 6:16am

A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun — "space weather."