- Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters Updated: Sep-01-15 6:33 pm
LONDON - Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.
- 'Jurassic National Monument' proposal gets local support Updated: Sep-01-15 5:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A proposal from two congressmen to convert a central Utah dinosaur fossil quarry rich in Jurassic-period bones into a national monument gained a key endorsement Tuesday from county officials.
- Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes Updated: Sep-01-15 5:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.
- Tulsa college learns of radioactive spill at research campus Updated: Sep-01-15 4:20 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A University of Tulsa spokeswoman said school officials were "blindsided" when they recently learned that a small, radioactive chemical spill occurred last fall at college's north research campus.
- State's wildlife policy debated after encounter with bear Updated: Sep-01-15 3:53 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A debate over Connecticut's wildlife policy reignited after state officials said last week they will trap and kill a bear cub that approached a hiker in a wildlife area, startling but not harming her.
- NASA Orion spacecraft sent to Colorado for post-flight tests Updated: Sep-01-15 2:58 pm
DENVER - NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft has been shipped to Colorado for final decontamination and testing after its successful unmanned test flight in December.
- Texas A&M locates unopened package with radioactive item Updated: Sep-01-15 2:25 pm
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M University has located a box containing radioactive research material after the FedEx package was missing since last month.
- Researchers working to combat common carp in Lino Lakes Updated: Sep-01-15 1:41 pm
LINO LAKES, Minnesota - Efforts to remove invasive carp from waterways across Minnesota have been ongoing for more than 100 years, but researchers say they've made strides in learning about the destructive fish over the past decade.
- UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950 Updated: Sep-01-15 12:58 pm
GENEVA - The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.
- Madison-based group gets $20M to study nanotech, environment Updated: Sep-01-15 7:31 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A center hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is getting $20 million in National Science Foundation funding as it studies the effects of nanotechnology on the environment.
- CERN: Test results show more detail about 'God particle' Updated: Sep-01-15 7:01 am
GENEVA - After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted.
- Delaware congressional delegation touts education grant Updated: Sep-01-15 2:19 am
WILMINGTON, Delaware - Delaware's congressional delegation is touring a federal grant aimed at getting more minority students to take up careers in science and technology.
- Rapid City hosting computer science conference contest Updated: Sep-01-15 2:19 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Rapid City and the School of Mines and Technology are planning to host the world's leading conference contest in the computer science field.
- Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago Updated: Aug-31-15 8:58 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show.
- Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program Updated: Aug-31-15 3:45 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement, the U.S. energy secretary said Monday in Colorado.
- What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics Updated: Aug-31-15 3:02 pm
WASHINGTON - As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates.
- Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years Updated: Aug-31-15 12:32 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Animal Health Corridor that stretches 300 miles in Kansas and Missouri has attracted more than 300 companies in 10 years to do research and develop animal health products, supporters said.
- UCF students want to make bionic arms for Syrian children Updated: Aug-31-15 4:02 am
ORLANDO, Florida - University of Central Florida engineering students who have used 3-D printers to make prosthetic arms for children with missing limbs want to help children in Syria.
- Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska Updated: Aug-31-15 12:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.
- Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops Updated: Aug-30-15 3:38 pm
PINE TREE, Arkansas - Farmers should expect to see an unusually thick wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state, which outdoors experts blame on widespread flooding in the spring and early summer and late-season planting.
- Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice Updated: Aug-30-15 3:02 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.
- 'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82 Updated: Aug-30-15 1:58 pm
NEW YORK - There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.
- Scientists study how rising seas will reshape Georgia coast Updated: Aug-30-15 11:10 am
SAVANNAH, Georgia - Scientists are fine-tuning what they know about rivers and marshes flushed with saltwater by ocean tides so they can better predict how rising sea levels will reshape the Georgia coast over the next century.
- New app to help Tahoe researchers with citizen observations Updated: Aug-30-15 10:46 am
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada - Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new smartphone app to help scientists better understand the lake's environmental conditions.
- EXCHANGE: Shorewood event studies river life, water quality Updated: Aug-30-15 10:29 am
SHOREWOOD, Illinois - John Orbon's children were dazzled by the sight of crayfish, fingernail clams and suckerfish - all pulled from the DuPage River in Shorewood.