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Years after SARS, a more confident China faces a new virus

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:25am

As a viral outbreak spread from the central Chinese city of Wuhan this week, the ruling Communist Party's central political and legal affairs commission issued a stern warning: “Whoever deliberately delays and conceals reports will forever be nailed to history's pillar of shame.”

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:24pm

severe acute respiratory syndrome — or MERS — Middle East respiratory syndrome.

Vivint Smart Home is now publicly trading on the stock market

Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:11pm

Following the completion of a merger with publicly listed Mosaic, Utah-based Vivint Smart Home began trading Tuesday under the ticker VVNT. The company's stock price started at $11.05 and rose to a high of $12.51 before settling at $10.40.

7 sunscreen chemicals enter bloodstream after one use, FDA says, but don't abandon sun protection

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:48pm

After a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds, according to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:53am

severe acute respiratory syndrome — or MERS — Middle East respiratory syndrome.

Alpine School District launches esports clubs at 5 schools

Ray Boone, KSL TV  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

Some might call a bunch of kids gathered around a TV while holding controllers a “waste of time” while others might call it a “pointless way to rot your brain.”

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in Sarajevo

Eldar Emric, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:57am

Dozens of people on Monday gathered for a protest in Sarajevo because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the past few weeks in the Bosnian capital.

Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:05am

A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall.

No astrovans for SpaceX, crews riding to rockets in Teslas

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 3:01pm

Astronauts launched by SpaceX in coming months will ride to their rockets in high fashion. Instead of using a retro-style astrovan, SpaceX crews will travel to the launch pad in Tesla sports cars.

SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 8:48am

SpaceX completed the last big test of its crew capsule before launching astronauts in the next few months, mimicking an emergency escape shortly after liftoff Sunday.

Clones help famous elm tree named Herbie live on, for now

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 7:15am

A massive elm tree nicknamed Herbie is long gone, but it is going to live on, thanks to cloned trees that are being made available to the public.

China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:33pm

Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays.

Fires set stage for irreversible forest losses in Australia

Matthew Brown and Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:02pm

even rainforests and peat swamps caught fire, likely changing them forever.

Rough seas delay escape test for SpaceX crew capsule

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:53am

Rough seas prompted SpaceX on Saturday to delay the emergency escape test of its new crew capsule by a day.

Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 2:26am

Specialist firefighters have saved the world’s last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.

China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 9:29pm

Four more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has killed two people and prompted countries as far away as the United States to take precautionary measures.

Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames

Christina Larson and Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:01pm

killing by one estimate more than a billion wild animals. Scientists fear some of the island continent’s unique and colorful species may not recover. For others, they are trying to throw lifelines.

Historian fears Stanford’s MLK collection not a priority

Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:46pm

A Stanford institute is home to copies of the most significant correspondence, sermons, speeches, writings and manuscripts of Martin Luther King Jr. But the historian tasked with protecting the documents and other artifacts is anxious about what will become of them when he retires this year.

UN rights panel finds climate change can be cause for asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:08am

A U.N. human rights panel has ruled for the first time that people fleeing the effects of climate change may be entitled to claim asylum, even as it dismissed an individual plaintiff's case against his deportation from New Zealand.