- Nevada likely to land NASA contract for drone testing Updated: Aug-01-15 6:37 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada officials are gearing up for the arrival of NASA drones.
- Golden eagle dies 3 months after being released into wild Updated: Aug-01-15 5:42 pm
WALNUT CREEK, California - A young golden eagle rescued by firefighters and released from a wildlife hospital three months ago has died after being struck by a wind turbine, officials said.
- OSU students work with street luger, trying to break record Updated: Aug-01-15 2:10 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A professional street luger from Columbus is enlisting the help of five Ohio State University students to help him break a world record.
- Ohio biologists: Proposed rules could put snakes in danger Updated: Aug-01-15 1:11 pm
LAURELVILLE, Ohio - Two southern Ohio biologists who are trying to help rattlesnakes say state forestry officials are pushing for changes that could hamper their work and endanger the snakes.
- Miami County farmland dedicated as a bee sanctuary Updated: Aug-01-15 1:10 pm
AMBOY, Indiana - Betty Phelps Refior developed an affinity for bees as a fifth-grader growing up in the central Indiana city of Peru in the early 1930s.
- Putin puts Crimean site under federal control after scandal Updated: Aug-01-15 11:56 am
MOSCOW - Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
- Save the Monarch campaigns grow across Iowa, nationally Updated: Aug-01-15 10:35 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Overwhelmed by global warming? See no solution to dirty water?
- Highly active volcano erupts on Reunion amid media frenzy Updated: Aug-01-15 10:16 am
PITON DE LA FOURNAISE, Reunion - Journalists arriving this week to the Indian Ocean island Reunion to report about the discovery of a jet wing fragment were met with another spectacular sight: the eruption of one of the Earth's most active volcanoes.
- School of Mines gets $750,000 grant from NASA program Updated: Aug-01-15 9:19 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has been awarded a $750,000 grant from NASA to develop materials to be used in future exploration of other planets.
- Archaeologist: Remains found in Fountain are 'ancient' Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 pm
DENVER - Human remains, including a skull, that were unearthed at a construction site in El Paso County are those of a Native American woman and could be thousands of years old.
- Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions Updated: Jul-31-15 9:49 pm
HONOLULU - More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference at a time when telescope construction is a sensitive issue in the state.
- 7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 pm
HONOLULU - Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea (mau-NAH' kay-AH'), where there's a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there.
- Regulators close case questioning California reactor repairs Updated: Jul-31-15 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal regulators have closed a case that questioned whether Southern California Edison violated government rules when it installed faulty equipment at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.
- Amid California drought, fears rise of trees dying, falling Updated: Jul-31-15 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect: City trees going neglected and becoming diseased or even falling.
- As NYC reservoir drops, upstate communities worry over river Updated: Jul-31-15 1:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City officials are draining about a billion gallons of water a day from an upstate reservoir as they work urgently to plug a leak near its dam.
- Survey to shed light on presence of bull kelp in Puget Sound Updated: Jul-31-15 12:08 pm
MEADOWDALE, Washington - When bull kelp washes ashore in the fall, it's almost too tempting for any kid to leave alone. It provides a ready-made whip or, if cut right, a natural wind instrument.
- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 11:44 am
LONDON - An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
- Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible Updated: Jul-31-15 6:31 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?
- Feds say UO researcher faked data in brain science papers Updated: Jul-31-15 6:16 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal officials say a University of Oregon graduate student falsified data in four published paper on brain science.
- Indiana Dunes State Park to band hummingbirds for research Updated: Jul-31-15 5:47 am
CHESTERTON, Indiana - Scientists will be banding hummingbirds for research purposes at Indiana Dunes State Park next week.
- Auburn University signs Space Act Agreement with NASA Updated: Jul-31-15 4:19 am
AUBURN, Alabama - Auburn University has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.
- More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle Updated: Jul-31-15 3:40 am
WASHINGTON - The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
- Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage Updated: Jul-30-15 10:13 pm
LOS ANGELES - Coast Guard officials say it will likely be a couple more days before they can definitively say what caused a miles-long oil slick to materialize off the Santa Barbara County coast this week, but an expert said Thursday it was more than likely the result of ocean-floor seepage.
- Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River Updated: Jul-30-15 5:13 pm
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.
- Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch Updated: Jul-30-15 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON - This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe.