- Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man Updated: Feb-09-16 7:18 am
NEW DELHI - Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.
- Murray middle school advances to national competition Updated: Feb-09-16 4:05 am
MURRAY, Kentucky - A team of middle school students from western Kentucky will compete in the finals for the National Science Bowl.
- Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight Updated: Feb-08-16 10:38 pm
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses and yards of the people they bite, insect experts noted Monday.
- Foul-smelling 'corpse flower' blooms at U of Minnesota Updated: Feb-08-16 8:42 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A pungent plant known as a "corpse flower" is blooming at the University of Minnesota.
- Idaho Legislature rejects new science standards Updated: Feb-08-16 8:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers have rejected new K-12 science standards after receiving criticism over how the rules - which for the first time include global warming and evolution components- were finalized.
- After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town Updated: Feb-08-16 8:28 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning.
- Inmate death being investigated as homicide Updated: Feb-08-16 7:03 pm
LANCASTER, California - Officials at a Los Angeles County state prison say they are investigating the death of an inmate found unresponsive in his cell as a homicide and that his cellmate is a suspect.
- Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations.
- Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season Updated: Feb-08-16 5:51 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday.
- An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters Updated: Feb-08-16 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON - When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.
- Bates receives $19M to create digital, computational studies Updated: Feb-08-16 3:37 pm
LEWISTON, Maine - Bates College is launching a new program in digital and computational studies after receiving $19 million from seven families.
- Johns Hopkins approved for HIV-positive organ transplants Updated: Feb-08-16 2:45 pm
BALTIMORE - Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.
- Nobel medicine prize panel official resigns over inquiry Updated: Feb-08-16 1:42 pm
HELSINKI - The secretary-general of the Swedish panel that awards the Nobel medicine prize has resigned because of an investigation into disputed stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini.
- Kent student earns rare perfect score on AP Calculus exam Updated: Feb-08-16 12:50 pm
KENT, Washington - A senior at a Kent high school has earned a rare perfect score on the AP Calculus AB exam.
- Report: Ferry system spending had double economic impact Updated: Feb-08-16 7:53 am
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A newly released study found that every dollar put into the Alaska Marine Highway System has double the economic benefit to Alaska.
- Nebraska biology professor to speak on meme culture Updated: Feb-08-16 5:01 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Doane College biology professor says viral text and images spread by Internet users separate humans from everything else.
- Powerful, moon-bound rocket to carry MSU satellite in 2018 Updated: Feb-07-16 4:57 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - A satellite from Morehead State University will be on the most powerful rocket ever built when it blasts off on a planned mission in 2018 to orbit the moon, according to NASA.
- Teacher placed on leave for alleged student relationship Updated: Feb-07-16 2:18 pm
HAMDEN, Connecticut - A teacher at a college preparatory school has been placed on paid administrative leave following allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a high school student.
- Where Tetons grow, continents once collided Updated: Feb-07-16 1:08 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Stepping back to when the Earth was just half as old as it is today, the tectonic plates that Jackson Hole now rests upon were located in a place that nobody yet knows.
- Angoon officials worry about mercury in subsistence foods Updated: Feb-07-16 1:04 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The city and tribal government of Angoon want state health officials to look into mercury levels in seals and other subsistence foods near Hawk Inlet.
- Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains Updated: Feb-07-16 10:46 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants.
- Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.
- Evolution of public health will be focus of event Updated: Feb-07-16 5:01 am
OMAHA, Nebraska - The evolution of public health policy will be the subject of the next Omaha Science Cafe.
- Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite Updated: Feb-07-16 2:17 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un.
- 160 schools to compete in Nevada Science Bowl in Las Vegas Updated: Feb-06-16 7:20 am
LAS VEGAS - Northwest Career & Technical Academy of Las Vegas hopes to top 159 other teams and repeat as champions during this weekend's 25th annual Nevada Science Bowl competition.