Science

In older Eastern US cities, nine times as much natural gas is leaking out of pipelines, homes than federal government had thought.
Eric Kort/University of Michigan via AP
July 22, 2019 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Older U.S. east coast cities are leaking nine times as much natural gas into the air — from homes or pipes heading into houses — than the federal government had thought, a new airborne monitoring study finds. It's probably not a safety problem because what's coming out doesn't...
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In this photo provided by the Point Reyes National Seashore is a whale that washed ashore Thursday, May 23, 2019, near Limantour Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, Calif.
Sarah Codde/Point Reyes National Seashore via AP
May 24, 2019 - 5:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a dead gray whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the whale carcass was found Thursday along the Point Reyes National Seashore near...
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Scientists say water clarity has rebounded from an all-time low in 2017 at Lake Tahoe, pictured in this photo taken from an airplane departing from Reno, Nev. on March 2, 2017.
Scott Sonner/AP Photo
May 24, 2019 - 2:43 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The clarity of Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line. A dinner plate-sized disc used to measure clarity was...
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Jeff Bezos speaks in front of a model of Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander, Thursday, May 9, 2019, in Washington.
Patrick Semansky/AP Photo
May 09, 2019 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos said Thursday he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. Bezos said his space company Blue Origin will land a robotic ship the size of a small house, capable of...
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According to a study released in April 2019 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, even light rain significantly increases the risk of a fatal car crash.
Nick Ut/AP Photo
April 23, 2019 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that even light rain significantly increases your risk of a fatal car crash. Researchers found the wetter the roads, the deadlier they become, with rain, snow and ice increasing the risk of car crashes by 34 percent. Light rain increases the fatal car crash risk...
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Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques, center left, works outside the International Space Station, Monday, April 8, 2019.
NASA via AP
April 08, 2019 - 7:40 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts are tackling battery and cable work outside the International Space Station. It's the third spacewalk in just 2 ½ weeks for the station crew. NASA astronaut Anne McClain and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques got an early start Monday morning...
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This Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo shows Shelley, an adopted cat, at its new home in Philadelphia.
Matt Rourke/AP Photo
April 04, 2019 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 29, 2019, a whale is lifted up onto a truck after being recovered off Sardinia island, Italy.
SEAME Sardinia Onlus via AP
April 01, 2019 - 11:15 am
MILAN (AP) — The World Wildlife Foundation is sounding the alarm over plastics in the Mediterranean Sea after an 8-meter (over 26-foot) sperm whale was found dead off Sardinia with 22 kilograms (48.5 pounds) of plastic in its belly. The environmental organization said Monday the garbage recovered...
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In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a healthcare worker from the World Health Organization gives an Ebola vaccination to a front line aid worker in Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Al-hadji Kudra Maliro/AP Photo, File
March 28, 2019 - 5:24 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One out of four people interviewed in eastern Congo last year believed Ebola wasn't real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges health care workers are facing in what has become the second-deadliest outbreak in history. The survey released late...
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This undated photo provided by Mila shows Yoshua Bengio, a professor at the University of Montreal and scientific director at the Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec.
Maryse Boyce/Mila via AP
March 27, 2019 - 7:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computers have become so smart during the past 20 years that people don't think twice about chatting with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri or seeing their friends automatically tagged in Facebook pictures. But making those quantum leaps from science fiction to reality...
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