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NASA wants to bring Martian samples back to Earth — and they need someone to lead the mission

Jessie Yeung, CNN  |  Posted Jan 27th - 2:32pm

NASA is planning to bring Martian samples back to Earth — and they're looking for someone to lead the mission.

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 4:06am

Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.

UK introduces new fast-track visa to attract scientists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 26th - 5:06pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world’s best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science “superpower.”

Spacewalking astronauts plug leak, finish fixing detector

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 25th - 5:44am

Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, completing a series of complex repairs to give the instrument new life.

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

Sam McNeil, Penny By Wang and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 11:18pm

Chinese authorities temporarily banned the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate and punish” violators.

Too soon to tell if new virus as dangerous as SARS cousin

Lauran Neergaard and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:45pm

is more like SARS or MERS.

1st Utah governor debate of the season will be held in 1 week at tech summit

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jan 24th - 7:45am

The top six candidates for Utah governor will spar in debate on the Silicon Slopes Tech Summit stage.

155 million-year-old dinosaur found in Utah leads scientists to discover new Allosaurus species

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:01am

Scientists say dinosaur fossils unearthed in northeastern Utah in 1990 are the oldest Allosaurus fossils ever found in the state, dating back 155 million years.

China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:35pm

China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country's biggest, most festive holiday.

Mark Zuckerberg to headline Utah tech summit

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:45am

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is slated to headline Utah’s annual tech summit at the end of January.

California's monarch butterflies critically low for 2nd year

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:00am

The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed.

Mount Vesuvius blast turned ancient victim's brain to glass

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:10am

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius turned an incinerated victim's brain material into glass, the first time scientists have verified the phenomenon from a volcanic blast, officials at the Herculaneum archaeology site said Thursday.

First space-baked cookies took 2 hours in experimental oven

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:15pm

The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space.

Tesla passes $100 billion, teeing up big payout for Musk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 12:58pm

The meteoric rise of Tesla shares that recently pushed the company's value over $100 billion could turn into a supercharged payday for CEO Elon Musk.

Erosion, floods make some final resting places not so final

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:22am

When Revolutionary War soldier Josiah Clark was buried in a small Vermont cemetery near a river bank in 1835, it was supposed to be his final resting place.

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.”

Son of ex-US Rep. Christopher Collins spared prison

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:04pm

The son of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins was spared a prison sentence Thursday after pleading guilty in an insider trading conspiracy with his father.

Ancient voice: Scientists recreate sound of Egyptian mummy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 9:18am

Researchers say they've mimicked the voice of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy by recreating much of its vocal tract using medical scanners, 3D printing and an electronic larynx.

Brown University fundraiser with ties to Epstein resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:34am

A Brown University fundraising director has resigned, months after being placed on leave by the Ivy League school for his involvement in accepting donations from disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein while at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, a Brown spokesman said.