- Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability Updated: Feb-11-16 12:30 pm
STORRS, Connecticut - The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.
- Michigan Tech researchers determine cause of crack in earth Updated: Feb-11-16 12:23 pm
MENOMINEE, Michigan - Faculty and student researchers from Michigan Technological University believe they have figured out how a large crack opened in the ground more five years ago near the Michigan-Wisconsin border.
- Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein's gravity ripples Updated: Feb-11-16 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON - In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.
- California residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffs Updated: Feb-11-16 12:17 pm
PACIFICA, California - Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."
- Attorney: Red River levee needed regardless of diversion Updated: Feb-11-16 11:39 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Attorneys for a Red River diversion project say construction on a levee should proceed because it's independent of the larger proposal.
- North Carolina State professor accused of taking money Updated: Feb-11-16 10:07 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An animal science associate professor at North Carolina State University has been charged with embezzling from three student clubs.
- $1.8M gift to create new University of Kansas professorship Updated: Feb-11-16 8:58 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The estate of a University of Kansas graduate who helped develop the atomic bomb has donated $1.8 million to establish a new professorship in physics.
- Army Corps Engineers denies funding for Red River study Updated: Feb-11-16 8:15 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - The U.S. Army Corps Engineers has denied funding for a study of Red River which was requested in response to flooding in June.
- Archaeologists present findings of Chamorros migration Updated: Feb-11-16 7:28 am
HAGATNA, Guam - Archaeologists say they have found evidence indicating that Guam's ancient Chamorros came from two waves of migration.
- North Dakota mountain lion population subject of meetings Updated: Feb-11-16 6:04 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's Game and Fish Department is holding public meetings to discuss the state's mountain lion population.
- UF physics professor dies after collapse in campus bathroom Updated: Feb-11-16 3:01 am
GAINESVILLE, Florida - A University of Florida physics professor died after being found unconscious in a campus bathroom.
- Powerful California coastal panel ousts top executive Updated: Feb-11-16 2:21 am
LOS ANGELES - The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive Wednesday after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government.
- The Latest: California coast commission ousts top executive Updated: Feb-11-16 12:39 am
MORRO BAY, California - The Latest on the leadership shakeup of the powerful California Coastal Commission (all times local):
- Police: Teacher charged with sexual assault of student Updated: Feb-10-16 7:49 pm
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A teacher at a college preparatory school has been arrested and charged with sexual assault following allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a student.
- Study finds Zika virus in fetal brain, a clue in outbreak Updated: Feb-10-16 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON - New details about the possible effects of the Zika virus on the fetal brain emerged Wednesday as U.S. health officials say mosquito eradication here and abroad is key to protect pregnant women until they can develop a vaccine.
- For virtual reality pioneers, no rush to succeed in 2016 Updated: Feb-10-16 5:03 pm
LOS ANGELES - Palmer Luckey doesn't just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day.
- Rocket with defense payload launches from California Updated: Feb-10-16 2:30 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California - A rocket carrying a U.S. national defense payload was successfully launched from California before dawn Wednesday, the Air Force said.
- Surprise insurance fees often follow medical emergencies Updated: Feb-10-16 12:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Recovering from a medical procedure is always a challenge, but getting hit with unexpected insurance fees can add financial hardship to the process.
- Project to put tracking collars on 45 moose finished Updated: Feb-10-16 10:17 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Biologists say a project to tag 45 New Hampshire moose with tracking collars has been completed.
- Corps of Engineers to study Souris River flood protection Updated: Feb-10-16 10:00 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Long-term flood protection for Minot and the Souris River Basin is among a select group of projects the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to study this year.
- Ohio EPA: Town failed to notify some of lead in recent tests Updated: Feb-09-16 8:57 pm
SEBRING, Ohio - Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found high levels of lead in at least 30 homes in the village, which failed to promptly notify some people about results and didn't submit required weekly reports on water chemistry, state environmental regulators said Tuesday.
- University of Kansas touts projects, defends bonding deal Updated: Feb-09-16 6:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The University of Kansas turned to a Wisconsin agency to secure financing for new student housing and new science labs because it needed to move quickly, university officials said Tuesday, as the school sought to answer Republican lawmakers' allegations that it went rogue.
- NY Senate Republicans seek greater agricultural research Updated: Feb-09-16 4:30 pm
ALBANY, New York - Republican lawmakers in the New York state Senate say they want to increase spending on agricultural research and do more to support farms.
- 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.