Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Science

Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket with 10 satellites launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (Matt Hartman via AP)

BY JOHN ANTCZAK LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first ...
This image made available by Penguin Books Ltd shows the cover of the book Climate Change which Prince Charles has co-authored together with an environmentalist and a Cambridge scientist. (Penguin Books Ltd via AP)

LONDON (AP) — Penguin Books says Prince Charles has co-authored a book on climate change together with an environmentalist and a Cambridge scientist. The Prince of Wales, long a critic ...
This Dec. 10, 2016, file photo, provided by the North Dakota Department of Health shows an oil spill from the Belle Fourche Pipeline that was discovered Dec. 5, 2016 in Ash Coulee Creek, a tributary of the Little Missouri River, near Belfield, N. Dakota. (Scott Stockdill/North Dakota Department of Health via AP, File)

BY MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s administration scaled back new safety measures for the sprawling network of fuel pipelines that crisscross the United States on Friday, ...
In this Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, photo, Briones Reservoir is seen near capacity in Orinda, California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

BY ELLEN KNICKMEYER SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 40 percent of California has emerged from a punishing drought that covered the whole state a year ago, federal drought-watchers said ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, Sahara, a rare red-haired female Hamadryas Baboon holds 3 weeks old dark-furred baby in the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

PARIS (AP) — Baboon grunts and mating calls may hold secrets about human speech, according to a new study suggesting that the origins of human language could reach back as ...
In this June 20, 2016 file photo, the full moon rises behind a tree next to the ruins of the ancient marble Temple of Poseidon, built in 444 BC, at Cape Sounion, southeast of Athens, on the eve of the summer solstice. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It turns out the moon is older than many scientists suspected: a ripe 4.51 billion years old. That’s the newest estimate, thanks ...
This computer image provided by Energy Observer, shows the Energy Observer boat, which is powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen. (Energy Observer via AP)

BY SAMUEL PETREQUIN PARIS (AP) — The first self-sufficient boat powered only by emission-free energy will start a six-year trip around the world in the spring. Energy Observer, a former ...
In this Aug. 12, 2016 file photo, visitors from Korea shield themselves from the early morning sun as they tour the Capitol in Washington, with temperatures lingering in upper 90s. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — With steamy nights, sticky days and torrential downpours, last year went down as one of the warmest and wildest weather years on record in ...
A couple looks out at the Russian River as it flows through a beach park Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Monte Rio, California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

BY JOHN ANTCZAK LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’re called “atmospheric rivers” and they can dump massive quantities of Pacific Ocean water on California, carrying it through the air from as ...
In this Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, file photo, a nearly-full moon is seen among Christmas lights at a holiday display near Lenexa, Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A series of cosmic collisions may have spawned multiple moonlets that morphed into the one big moon we know today. Rather than ...
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