- Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize Updated: Oct-09-15 8:03 am
OSLO, Norway - A Tunisian coalition of workers, employers, human rights activists and lawyers won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for pulling the country that sparked the Arab Spring back onto a path toward democracy and preventing it from descending into civil war.
- ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer Updated: Oct-09-15 7:46 am
HURLEY, New York - Call them "The Buzzing Dead."
- White House honoring U. of Michigan research scientist Updated: Oct-09-15 6:53 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - A research scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is being honored by the White House for his work.
- Historical artifacts may have been found at Whole Foods site Updated: Oct-09-15 6:11 am
EUGENE, Oregon - An archaeological excavation permit issued by the state shows that historical artifacts may have been unearthed at the Whole Foods Market construction site in Eugene.
- Tropical storm bearing down on Alaska Updated: Oct-09-15 3:53 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - Parts of the nation's northernmost state are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds from the remnants of Hurricane Oho.
- Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics Updated: Oct-09-15 3:34 am
WASHINGTON - The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
- Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s Updated: Oct-09-15 1:49 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Health-conscious consumers might be persuaded to eat more beef if it was fortified with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids naturally found in salmon and walnuts, according to researchers and some ranchers who are feeding cattle flaxseed - even marine algae - with an eye to offering another wholesome dinner choice.
- California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding Updated: Oct-09-15 12:14 am
LONG BEACH, California - The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego - but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.
- Mexican site yields new details of sacrifice of Spaniards Updated: Oct-09-15 12:01 am
MEXICO CITY - Excavations at the site of one of the Spanish conquistadors' worst defeats in Mexico are yielding new evidence about what happened when the two cultures clashed - and a native people, at least temporarily, was in control.
- Nebraska Innovation Campus to open, but challenges remain Updated: Oct-08-15 8:08 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The University of Nebraska's new research park will open to the public Friday, with promises that it will foster new partnerships between businesses and university researchers.
- Monarch butterflies begin entering Mexico on migration Updated: Oct-08-15 7:55 pm
MEXICO CITY - Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.
- U of M researchers study nasty parasite that dissolves fish Updated: Oct-08-15 6:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - University researchers say a parasite is attacking fish in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
- Teams looking to convert carbon to use planned lab at plant Updated: Oct-08-15 6:36 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Teams in a $20 million competition to discover new ways to trap and use carbon dioxide will use a planned research facility at a Wyoming power plant, the governor announced Thursday.
- Groups signal plan to sue over US effort to save bull trout Updated: Oct-08-15 6:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A federal plan to bolster threatened populations of bull trout in five Western states falls short, two conservation groups said as they filed notice of their intention to sue the government.
- Idaho nuclear lab director eyes new generation of scientists Updated: Oct-08-15 4:51 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's federal nuclear facility can become the nation's premier energy security lab while also bolstering the region's economy, the new director says.
- Study: Highway runoff kills salmon but filters can help Updated: Oct-08-15 4:51 pm
SEATTLE - Toxic runoff that flows from highways into urban streams is killing coho salmon in Puget Sound, but simple filtering methods can help fish survive, a new study finds.
- Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago Updated: Oct-08-15 3:50 pm
BERLIN - Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago.
- Blue sky and red ice at Pluto, NASA spacecraft discovers Updated: Oct-08-15 2:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.
- Rocket with secret payload launches from California coast Updated: Oct-08-15 2:27 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California - A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.
- UN orders audit of 2 foundations linked to bribery case Updated: Oct-08-15 1:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ordered an audit Thursday of two foundations whose leaders are linked to an alleged bribery case involving former U.N. General Assembly president John Ashe.
- Why is elephant cancer rare? Answer might help treat humans Updated: Oct-08-15 12:14 pm
CHICAGO - Cancer is much less common in elephants than in humans, even though the big beasts' bodies have many more cells. That's a paradox known among scientists, and now researchers think they may have an explanation - one they say might someday lead to new ways to protect people from cancer.
- Hamburgers might be on the menu for Russian cosmonauts Updated: Oct-08-15 11:07 am
MOSCOW - Hamburgers could soon be debuting on Russian menus in space.
- 3-state project to look at developing adolescent brains Updated: Oct-08-15 10:50 am
NEW ORLEANS - Researchers in New Mexico, Nevada and Louisiana are joining in a $5.9 million project to try to understand how adolescent brains develop.
- Scientists: Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide Updated: Oct-08-15 10:10 am
WASHINGTON - The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.
- Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii Updated: Oct-08-15 9:28 am
HONOLULU - Humpback whales were spotted in the waters off Hawaii for the first time this season, leading officials to warn ships and recreational boaters to steer clear of the endangered visitors.