Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Science

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull comments on a deal with the United States accepting refugees from Australia at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Monday it would create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said ...
This illustration provided by NASA depicts the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft and the Earth.

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex was ...
This combination of undated images taken from video provided by Julia Anne Leonard shows a "handoff" of a baby handing the toy to the parent, left, or throwing the toy to the ground during a study conducted by researchers.

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching. Children around 15 months old can become more ...
In this July 14, 2016 file photo a loggerhead sea turtle, is released back into the gulf after being treated for pneumonia at Gulf World Marine Institute, in Inlet Beach, Fla.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says. Scientists found more populations of the large turtles improving than declining when they ...
In this undated photo released by Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, Alba, an albino orangutan, sits on a branch of a tree while eating watermelon at Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.

BY STEPHEN WRIGHT JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A conservation group in Indonesia says it wants to create a 5-hectare (12-acre) “forest island” for the world’s only known albino orangutan after ...
This Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, GOES East satellite image provided by NASA taken at 7:45 p.m EDT, shows Hurricane Maria as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms’ life cycles can be. Most storms seem to be tracked for days while others ...
In this undated photo people stand on the deck of a World War I German submarine type UC-97 in an unknown location. Belgian regional authorities on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 say that an intact German World War I submarine has been found off the coast of Belgium

BY LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday. ...
This Feb. 10, 2017 photo shows the radio antennas that make up the Very Large Array astronomical observatory are positioned in the background on the Plains of San Augustin west of Socorro, N.M.

BY SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Employing an array of giant telescopes positioned in the New Mexico desert, astronomers have started a massive surveying project aimed at producing ...
In this Monday, April 3, 2017 photo, a boy in his schoolyard looks out from behind a display of t-shirts printed with the Turkish flag and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, offered for sale in his hometown city of Rize, Turkey, in the Black Sea region.

BY ZEYNEP BILGINSOY ISTANBUL (AP) — Students in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, ...
In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, a crew with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) battles "La Tuna" brushfire on the hillside in Burbank, Calif.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these disasters, like Friday’s ...
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