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More people are surviving lung cancer in the US, report finds

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Nov 14th - 7:00am

Over the past decade, the rate of new lung cancer cases diagnosed in the United States has dropped 19% and the five-year survival rate has climbed 26%, according to a new report.

Old dogs, new tricks: 10,000 pets needed for science

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 5:20am

Scientists are looking for 10,000 pet dogs for the largest-ever study of aging in canines. They hope old dogs can teach us new tricks, or even shed light on human longevity.

China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push

Samuel McNeil, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 9:48pm

China showed off its Mars spacecraft during a landing test Thursday as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects.

Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:35pm

Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said.

Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres are coming to Utah — again

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Nov 13th - 4:33pm

Former first lady Michelle Obama and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will be headlining a tech user conference in March, but it won’t be either woman’s first time in the Beehive State.

Ex-government health chief joins warnings about EPA proposal

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 2:11pm

A former top government environmental health official joined health experts on Wednesday in expressing alarm as the Trump administration moves forward with a proposal that scientists say would upend how the U.S. regulates threats to public health.

Ancient cup given to 1st marathon victor returned to Greece

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 12:27pm

An ancient Greek cup awarded as a prize to the marathon winner in the first modern Olympics of 1896 has been returned to Athens from a German university.

Maybe banking culture doesn’t always make people dishonest

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 11:00am

Scientists say they were unable to confirm a highly publicized 2014 study that suggested banking culture can promote dishonesty.

Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:56am

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg hitched a renewable-energy ride back to Europe on Wednesday, sailing into the Atlantic on a trip she hopes will get her to Madrid in time for another climate conference, and then home for the holidays.

Apple Introduces 16-Inch MacBook Pro, the World’s Best Pro Notebook

Business Wire, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:30am

the world’s best pro notebook — designed for developers, photographers, filmmakers, scientists, music producers and anyone who relies on a Mac® to create their life’s best work. The all-new MacBook Pro features a brilliant 16-inch Retina® Display, the latest 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, next-generation graphics with up to 8GB of VRAM and a new advanced thermal design, making it the most powerful MacBook Pro ever.

Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 11:41pm

A Japanese spacecraft left a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to gather soil samples and data that could provide clues to the origins of the solar system, the country's space agency said.

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 2:13pm

The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth.

Sorry, wrong number: Statistical benchmark comes under fire

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 10:23am

Earlier this fall Dr. Scott Solomon presented the results of a huge heart drug study to an audience of fellow cardiologists in Paris.

Tribe hopes to hunt whales again, 20 years after last kill

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 1:08pm

A weeklong hearing in Seattle will help determine whether a small American Indian tribe from the northwest corner of Washington state can once again hunt whales.

Italy declares state of emergency for flood-ravaged Venice, seeks funding for repairs after highest tide in 50 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 14th - 11:07am

Italy declares state of emergency for flood-ravaged Venice, seeks funding for repairs after highest tide in 50 years.

Explorers discover WWII submarine that sank in 1944

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 5:01pm

A team of ocean explorers say a U.S. submarine with 80 sailors aboard when it disappeared in 1944 has been discovered in Japanese waters.

Meteor that streaked over Missouri weighed about 220 pounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 13th - 6:58am

NASA says a meteor seen streaking through the sky behind the Gateway Arch in St. Louis was a basketball-size hunk of rock that broke off from an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 3:40pm

Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.

Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 12th - 7:53am

Residents in the St. Louis area were treated to a sparkling display as an apparent meteor streaked across the sky.