- Archaeologist: Remains found in Fountain are 'ancient' Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 pm
DENVER - Human remains, including a skull, that were unearthed at a construction site in El Paso County are those of a Native American woman and could be thousands of years old.
- Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions Updated: Jul-31-15 9:49 pm
HONOLULU - More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference at a time when telescope construction is a sensitive issue in the state.
- 7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 pm
HONOLULU - Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea (mau-NAH' kay-AH'), where there's a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there.
- Regulators close case questioning California reactor repairs Updated: Jul-31-15 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal regulators have closed a case that questioned whether Southern California Edison violated government rules when it installed faulty equipment at the now-closed San Onofre nuclear power plant.
- Amid California drought, fears rise of trees dying, falling Updated: Jul-31-15 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - As Californians and the communities they live in cut back water use and let lawns turn brown, arborists and state officials are worrying about a potentially dangerous ripple effect: City trees going neglected and becoming diseased or even falling.
- As NYC reservoir drops, upstate communities worry over river Updated: Jul-31-15 1:57 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York City officials are draining about a billion gallons of water a day from an upstate reservoir as they work urgently to plug a leak near its dam.
- Survey to shed light on presence of bull kelp in Puget Sound Updated: Jul-31-15 12:08 pm
MEADOWDALE, Washington - When bull kelp washes ashore in the fall, it's almost too tempting for any kid to leave alone. It provides a ready-made whip or, if cut right, a natural wind instrument.
- Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa Updated: Jul-31-15 11:44 am
LONDON - An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.
- Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible Updated: Jul-31-15 6:31 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?
- Feds say UO researcher faked data in brain science papers Updated: Jul-31-15 6:16 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal officials say a University of Oregon graduate student falsified data in four published paper on brain science.
- Indiana Dunes State Park to band hummingbirds for research Updated: Jul-31-15 5:47 am
CHESTERTON, Indiana - Scientists will be banding hummingbirds for research purposes at Indiana Dunes State Park next week.
- Auburn University signs Space Act Agreement with NASA Updated: Jul-31-15 4:19 am
AUBURN, Alabama - Auburn University has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing.
- More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle Updated: Jul-31-15 3:40 am
WASHINGTON - The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle.
- Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage Updated: Jul-30-15 10:13 pm
LOS ANGELES - Coast Guard officials say it will likely be a couple more days before they can definitively say what caused a miles-long oil slick to materialize off the Santa Barbara County coast this week, but an expert said Thursday it was more than likely the result of ocean-floor seepage.
- Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River Updated: Jul-30-15 5:13 pm
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.
- Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch Updated: Jul-30-15 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON - This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe.
- Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs Updated: Jul-30-15 2:04 pm
BERLIN - Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.
- Construction to start on digital observatory in Roseburg Updated: Jul-30-15 12:58 pm
ROSEBURG, Oregon - Astronomer Paul Morgan has a reminder for people who see his digital observatory at Umpqua Community College for the first time.
- Standardized test scores show little change in Minnesota Updated: Jul-30-15 12:38 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - New standardized test scores show Minnesota students made no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year and made little progress in closing achievement gaps between white and minority students.
- Artifact trove reveals campsites near Moose-Wilson Road Updated: Jul-30-15 7:04 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - Two or three millennia ago, American Indians used the flats above the wetlands along what's now the northern Moose-Wilson Road as a base camp during seasonal sojourns in Jackson Hole.
- TSU to host Tennessee Small Farms Expo Updated: Jul-30-15 4:06 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - More than 400 agricultural experts and farmers are expected at Tennessee State University in Nashville on Thursday for the Tennessee Small Farms Expo.
- University of Arkansas scientists study woodcock migrations Updated: Jul-30-15 3:13 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - Biologists at the University of Arkansas are using a federal grant to track the migration of the familiar American woodcock, a bird whose population is slowly declining across eastern North America.
- Oklahoma and EPA to study state's rivers, lakes and streams Updated: Jul-30-15 3:13 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The condition of Oklahoma's wetlands is being analyzed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment as part of a national initiative.
- Environmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony Updated: Jul-29-15 7:29 pm
OCEAN GATE, New Jersey - An environmental group took a major step on Wednesday toward re-establishing an oyster colony in Barnegat Bay.
- Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies Updated: Jul-29-15 10:26 am
NEW YORK - Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.