- John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ Updated: May-24-15 1:35 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.
- New Mexico graduating more in liberal arts than tech Updated: May-24-15 1:32 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's major universities may not be turning out graduates in science and mathematics at a rate fast enough for employers in those fields.
- Pinot noir celebrates 50 years in Willamette Valley Updated: May-24-15 1:05 pm
SHERWOOD, Oregon - The founding families of Oregon pinot noir scoured the Pacific Northwest to find the perfect place for vines that need long, cool, consistent summers. An area with a growing season that won't freeze the buds before they burst into grapes, but won't scorch the delicate fruit, either.
- Vermont hosting Great Lakes scientists at not-so-great lake Updated: May-24-15 12:49 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Scientists at the University of Vermont still chuckle at the memory of Lake Champlain's brief listing as the sixth Great Lake, and they don't hold a grudge: those who spent years studying the not-so-great lake are hosting colleagues from across the globe eager to hear about the latest research about the world's largest bodies of fresh water.
- Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success Updated: May-24-15 12:18 pm
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds.
- Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message Updated: May-24-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.
- University begins project to help blind students with math Updated: May-24-15 9:31 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Until he was 13, Logan Prickett did everything a normal child did.
- ND, SD state universities to study changes in ag land use Updated: May-24-15 9:28 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - Researchers at state universities in the Dakotas and Iowa will spend this summer analyzing changes in agricultural land use over the past decade.
- Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto Updated: May-24-15 4:01 am
HONOLULU - Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.
- China readies national carbon market to fight climate change Updated: May-24-15 1:41 am
BEIJING - At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market.
- Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off Updated: May-23-15 8:49 pm
LOS ANGELES - The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.
- Endangered butterfly now missing at Indiana Dunes Updated: May-23-15 2:43 pm
PORTER, Indiana - The endangered Karner blue butterfly hasn't been found this spring at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and officials say they're worried the tiny insect could be gone.
- Dalewood students use hip-hop to learn STEM standards Updated: May-23-15 2:39 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - As science teacher Henry Oston queued up the backing track on a nearby laptop, eighth-grader Tahj Cargle motioned for his three friends standing behind him - Eric Kelly, Jamaal Ward and Jamichael Wilson - to join him at the front.
- Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas' Updated: May-23-15 2:38 pm
LOS ANGELES - The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Restaurant owners recycle oyster shells for reef habitat Updated: May-23-15 11:13 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Two southern Ocean County seafood restaurants are involved in what some might call a pearl of an idea- to use their recycled oyster shells to restore a reef habitat in Barnegat Bay.
- Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations Updated: May-23-15 7:41 am
TOKYO - Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.
- Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away Updated: May-23-15 1:07 am
LAS VEGAS - A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.
- California farmers strike a deal to cut water use Updated: May-22-15 8:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.
- Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds Updated: May-22-15 8:13 pm
Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.
- Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast Updated: May-22-15 8:08 pm
SHIP BOTTOM, New Jersey - The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.
- Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device Updated: May-22-15 12:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud.
- Quake rattles nerves in Napa Valley after 2014 disaster Updated: May-22-15 11:05 am
NAPA, California - A magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted Napa Valley and became an unwelcome reminder of the wine country's large temblor last summer - the strongest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century.
- Elementary school students study Celery Bog Nature Area Updated: May-22-15 9:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - On a sunny Wednesday morning when most students were stuck at their desks, nearly 100 Edgelea Elementary School fourth-graders headed out to the Celery Bog Nature Area to learn about the environment.
- Fishery managers studying black sea bass population Updated: May-22-15 9:18 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A multistate management commission is working on an assessment of the health of the black sea bass population.
- Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan Updated: May-22-15 8:25 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.