Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Science

In this May 27, 2015 file photo, volunteers check honey bee hives for queen activity and perform routine maintenance as part of a collaboration between the Cincinnati Zoo and TwoHoneys Bee Co. at EcOhio Farm in Mason, Ohio.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers collected honey samples from around the world, they found that three-quarters of them had a common type of pesticide suspected of playing ...
In this Oct. 19, 2005 file photo, Max Mayfield, the former director of the hurricane center (now retired), draws a line showing one of the possible trajectories of Hurricane Wilma in Miami. It’s not just this year

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what ...
In this frame from NASA TV, Astronauts Mark Vande Hei, left, and Randy Bresnik work on the International Space Station on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts worked at giving the International Space Station’s big robot arm a new hand Thursday. Commander Randy Bresnik and Mark Vande ...
From left, Sara Snogerup Linse, chairman of the Nobel Committee in Chemistry, Goran K. Hansson, secretary of the Royal Academy of Sciences, and Peter Brzezinski, member of the Nobel Committee, sit during a press conference as they announce - Jacques Dubochet - from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank from Columbia University, USA and Richard Henderson, from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, in England as the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, at the Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

BY JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three researchers based in the U.S., U.K. and Switzerland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for developing a way ...
In this file photo dated Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Co-Founders Rainer Weiss, left, and Kip Thorne, right, participate in a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, as it is announced that scientists they have finally detected gravitational waves.

BY JIM HEINTZ and DAVID KEYTON STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists on Tuesday won a Nobel Physics Prize for their roles in detecting faint ripples flying through the universe — ...
In this Thursday, June 1, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about the U.S. role in the Paris climate change accord in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing ...
This artist's rendering made available by Elon Musk on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 shows SpaceX's new mega-rocket design on the Earth's moon. With the 350-foot-tall spacecraft, Musk announced that his private space company aims to launch two cargo missions to Mars in 2022.

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chief Elon Musk’s elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications. At a conference ...
This microscope image provided by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows genetically modified mosquito larvae glowing with fluorescent markers.

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Mosquitoes harbor gut bacteria just like people do — and the bugs inside the bugs may hold a key to fighting malaria. Today, bed ...
In this Thursday, June 28, 2012 file photo, men from the Khoisan ethnic group sing in Cape Town, South Africa, during an event unveiling a new suggested name by them for Cape Town, which translates as, "Where the clouds gather."

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown. It ...
This undated photo provided by Russ Lewis shows researcher John Chapman inspecting a Japanese vessel which washed ashore on Long Beach, Wash.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific Ocean on debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami, washing ashore ...
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