- Solar system's weirdest dance scene: The moons around Pluto Updated: Jun-03-15 2:46 pm
WASHINGTON - There's a chaotic dance going on at the far end of our solar system, involving Pluto and five of its closest friends, a new study finds.
- Wind damages wing of solar plane sidelined in Japan Updated: Jun-03-15 2:16 pm
NAGOYA, Japan - A solar-powered plane forced to land in Japan when it hit bad weather during its trip around the globe has encountered more challenges after wind gusts damaged a wing on the grounded aircraft.
- $4 million fire-prevention grant ignites passions in Oakland Updated: Jun-03-15 12:50 pm
OAKLAND, California - City officials accepted a $4 million federal grant to chop down trees in the ritzy Oakland hills, a decision that ignited debate over how best to prevent deadly wildfires in the affluent Northern California region.
- Harvard gets biggest gift ever: $400M from Wall Street alum Updated: Jun-03-15 11:14 am
BOSTON - Harvard has received its biggest gift in school history - a $400 million donation from Wall Street hedge fund billionaire John Paulson - the university said Wednesday.
- Elementary principal resigns after test scores invalidated Updated: Jun-03-15 6:10 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - An elementary school principal in Augusta once named a National Distinguished Principal of the year is resigning after more than 100 student test scores were thrown out because of irregularities.
- New England scientists to study critical plankton species Updated: Jun-03-15 5:06 am
ORONO, Maine - The National Science Foundation is awarding a group of New England institutions $1.1 million to collaborate on a project about the abundance of a critical plankton species in Northeast oceans.
- 2004 Nobel chemistry winner Irwin Rose dies at 88 Updated: Jun-02-15 11:28 pm
DEERFIELD, Massachusetts - Irwin Rose, a biochemist who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins - the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis - has died. He was 88.
- Applications for 3 more Mississippi charter schools advance Updated: Jun-02-15 7:28 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi could get as many as three more charter schools in fall 2016.
- Panel to study proposals for Great Lakes fish farming Updated: Jun-02-15 6:48 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A panel of experts will study proposals to allow fish farming in Michigan's Great Lakes waters.
- Storage bunkers sealed off at nuclear dump closed by leak Updated: Jun-02-15 6:44 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Hundreds of containers of waste have been entombed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico now that workers have closed off storage areas affected by a radiation leak, officials said Tuesday.
- Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic Updated: Jun-02-15 6:26 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya - The sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic, a wildlife conservation group said Tuesday.
- The Latest: State to use satellites to eye unplanted fields Updated: Jun-02-15 5:48 pm
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- Colorado coal mine appeals climate change court ruling Updated: Jun-02-15 5:15 pm
DENVER - A Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal's impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined wants to make sure it can keep operating while it appeals a federal court ruling.
- Feds releasing plan for bull trout conservation in 5 states Updated: Jun-02-15 4:45 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Federal officials are releasing a plan Thursday to recover struggling bull trout populations in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections for the fish.
- Condor found in backyard heads to reintroduction program Updated: Jun-02-15 2:59 pm
PUEBLO, Colorado - A 2-year-old condor found in a backyard near Colorado Springs is on its way to an Arizona reintroduction program.
- Steady rainfalls may be behind drop in aphid infestations Updated: Jun-02-15 2:25 pm
HARLINGEN, Texas - Researchers suspect steady rains and other factors may be responsible for a drop in a tiny bug's infestation of a grain crop so far this year.
- Study finds drug contamination in Minnesota's lakes, rivers Updated: Jun-02-15 11:12 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A new study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has found widespread contamination by pharmaceutical drugs and other chemicals in the state's lakes and rivers.
- Michigan explores commercial fishing in southern Lake Huron Updated: Jun-02-15 9:05 am
HARBOR BEACH, Michigan - Michigan plans to study the viability of commercial fishing for whitefish in southern Lake Huron, officials said.
- City of Missoula gets $400,000 grant for redevelopment Updated: Jun-02-15 5:06 am
MISSOULA, Montana - The city of Missoula has been awarded a $400,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant for redevelopment.
- March of Dimes to announce new research center in Chicago Updated: Jun-02-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - A leading nonprofit group is bringing together researchers at three medical institutions - including two in Chicago - to focus on how gene functions affect premature birth.
- Free test-preparation program for revamped SAT goes online Updated: Jun-02-15 3:53 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam is teaming up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test-preparation materials available for free.
- Oklahoma's first teacher climate summit set for July 28-29 Updated: Jun-02-15 3:11 am
NORMAN, Oklahoma - In-depth climate science curriculum and activities will be showcased for Oklahoma's classroom teachers at the state's first teacher climate summit.
- Series of quakes strikes off Northwest coast; no tsunamis Updated: Jun-02-15 1:40 am
SALEM, Oregon - A cluster of earthquakes ranging in magnitude up to 5.9 have struck off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but haven't been strong enough to generate tsunamis, scientists said.
- Hawaii giant telescope protests lead to stewardship plan Updated: Jun-01-15 9:41 pm
HONOLULU - The University of Hawaii announced a plan Monday that will lead to the removal of several large telescopes on Mauna Kea.
- House passes bill to add 'flexibility' to fishing law Updated: Jun-01-15 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Monday approved a bill to give regional fisheries managers more power to set local fishing levels in federal waters.