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Court: U.S. Needs to Consider Effects of Drilling Near Chaco

Court: U.S. Needs to Consider Effects of Drilling Near Chaco

By Susan Montoya Bryan | Feb 3, 2023

A federal appeals court ruled the government failed to consider emissions from the approval of nearly 200 drilling permits in an area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park.

How to make a Mummy: Ancient Egyptian Workshop has New Clues

How to make a Mummy: Ancient Egyptian Workshop has New Clues

By Maddie Burakoff | Feb 2, 2023

For thousands of years, ancient Egyptians mummified their dead in the search for eternal life. Now, researchers have used chemistry and an unusual collection of jars to figure out how they did it.

AI Wildfire Detection Bill Gets Initial Approval in Colorado

AI Wildfire Detection Bill Gets Initial Approval in Colorado

By Jesse Bedayn | Jan 27, 2023

Colorado lawmakers are considering joining other Western states by adopting artificial intelligence in the hopes of detecting blazes before they burn out of control.

New Ice Core Analysis Shows Sharp Greenland Warming Spike

New Ice Core Analysis Shows Sharp Greenland Warming Spike

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 19, 2023

A sharp spike in Greenland temperatures since 1995 showed the giant northern island 2.7 degrees (1.5 degrees Celsius) hotter than its 20th-century average, the warmest in more than 1,000 years.

Study: Exxon Mobil Accurately Predicted Warming Since 1970s

Study: Exxon Mobil Accurately Predicted Warming Since 1970s

By Seth Borenstein | Jan 13, 2023

Exxon Mobil's scientists were remarkably accurate in their predictions about global warming, even as the company made public statements that contradicted its own scientists' conclusions, a new study says.

Newly Restored House in Pompeii Offers Glimpse of Elite Life

Newly Restored House in Pompeii Offers Glimpse of Elite Life

By Francesco Sportelli | Jan 11, 2023

The unveiling of the restored home is yet another sign of the rebirth of Pompeii, which followed decades of modern bureaucratic neglect, flooding and pillaging by thieves in search of artifacts to sell.

Old NASA Satellite Falling from Sky this Weekend, Low Threat

Old NASA Satellite Falling from Sky this Weekend, Low Threat

By Marcia Dunn | Jan 7, 2023

A 38-year-old retired NASA satellite is about to fall from the sky. The science satellite is expected to come down Sunday night, give or take 17 hours, according to the Defense Department.

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts Again, Summit Crater Glows

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Erupts Again, Summit Crater Glows

By Audrey McAvoy | Jan 6, 2023

Hawaii's Kilauea began erupting inside its summit crater Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than one month after the volcano and its larger neighbor Mauna Loa stopped releasing lava.

Making Pig Livers Humanlike in Quest to Ease Organ Shortage

Making Pig Livers Humanlike in Quest to Ease Organ Shortage

By Lauran Neergaard | Dec 28, 2022

A pig liver that's gradually being transformed to look and act like a human one is part of scientists' long quest to ease the nation's transplant shortage by bioengineering replacement organs.

Glass Act: Scientists Reveal Secrets of Frog Transparency

Glass Act: Scientists Reveal Secrets of Frog Transparency

By Christina Larson | Dec 23, 2022

Some frogs found in South and Central America have the rare ability to turn on and off their nearly transparent appearance, researchers report Thursday in the journal Science.

Mystery Nevada Fossil Site Could be Ancient Maternity Ward

Mystery Nevada Fossil Site Could be Ancient Maternity Ward

By Maddie Burakoff | Dec 20, 2022

Instead of the site of a massive die-off as suspected, a curious fossil site in Nevada might have been an ancient maternity ward where the creatures came to give birth.

Fusion Breakthrough is a Milestone for Climate, Clean Energy

Fusion Breakthrough is a Milestone for Climate, Clean Energy

By Matthew Daly, Michael Phillis, Jennifer McDermott, and Maddie Burakoff | Dec 14, 2022

Scientists announced Tuesday that they have for the first time produced more energy in a fusion reaction than was used to ignite it — a major breakthrough.

U.S. Scientists Set to Announce Fusion Energy Breakthrough

U.S. Scientists Set to Announce Fusion Energy Breakthrough

By Michael Phillis, Jennifer McDermott, Maddie Burakoff, and Matthew Daly | Dec 13, 2022

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was set to announce a "major scientific breakthrough" Tuesday in the decades-long quest to harness fusion, the energy that powers the sun and stars.

Japanese Company's Lander Rockets Toward Moon with UAE Rover

Japanese Company's Lander Rockets Toward Moon with UAE Rover

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 12, 2022

A Tokyo company aimed for the moon with its own private lander Sunday, blasting off atop a SpaceX rocket with the United Arab Emirates' first lunar rover.

NASA Orion Capsule Safely Blazes Back from Moon, Aces Test

NASA Orion Capsule Safely Blazes Back from Moon, Aces Test

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 12, 2022

NASA's Orion capsule made a blisteringly fast return from the moon Sunday, parachuting into the Pacific off Mexico to conclude a test flight that should clear the way for astronauts on the next lunar flyby.

Fight to Curb Food Waste Increasingly Turns to Science

Fight to Curb Food Waste Increasingly Turns to Science

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Dec 12, 2022

Restaurants, grocers, farmers and food companies are increasingly turning to chemistry and physics to tackle the problem of food waste.

NASA Capsule Flies over Apollo Landing Sites, Heads Home

NASA Capsule Flies over Apollo Landing Sites, Heads Home

By Marcia Dunn | Dec 6, 2022

NASA's Orion capsule and its test dummies swooped one last time around the moon Monday, flying over a couple Apollo landing sites before heading home.

3 Chinese Astronauts Return to Earth after 6-month Mission

3 Chinese Astronauts Return to Earth after 6-month Mission

Dec 4, 2022

Three Chinese astronauts landed in a northern desert on Sunday after six months working to complete construction of the Tiangong station, a symbol of the country's ambitious space program, state TV reported.

Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

Musk's Company Aims to Soon Test Brain Implant in People

By Laura Ungar | Dec 2, 2022

Tech billionaire Elon Musk said his Neuralink company is seeking permission to test its brain implant in people soon.

Viewers Flock to Watch Glowing Lava Ooze from Hawaii Volcano

Viewers Flock to Watch Glowing Lava Ooze from Hawaii Volcano

By Caleb Jones, Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, and Andrew Selsky | Dec 1, 2022

The world's largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow.

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