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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.”

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.

11 million people in Chinese city told not to leave to prevent spread of virus

Ken Moritsugu, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:33pm

A Chinese city of more than 11 million people planned to shut down outbound flights and trains Thursday as the world's most populous country battled the spread of a new virus that has sickened hundreds of people and killed 17, state media reported.

Vivint Smart Home is now publicly trading on the stock market

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

Utah tech giant Vivint Smart Home is now publicly trading on the New York Stock Exchange after a merger with special purpose acquisition company Mosaic.

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.

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.

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.