Thursday, April 27, 2017

Science

In this March 27, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys say they will step up their challenges to certain forensic practices now that the Justice Department has disbanded an independent commission that ...
This June 28, 2009 image provided by NASA, taken by the international Cassini spacecraft, shows Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. (AP Photo/NASA)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A tiny, ice-encrusted ocean world orbiting Saturn is now a hotter-than-ever candidate for potential life. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has detected hydrogen molecules ...
This March 5, 2017 photo shows travertine pools with white films of carbon fused with calcium, a chemical process being explored by a geological research project, in the al-Hajjar mountains of Oman. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)

BY SAM McNEIL WADI ABDAH, Oman (AP) — Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change: an ...
This artist's rendering provided by Mark Witton in April 2017 shows a Teleocrater rhadinus, center, a four-legged, meat-eating reptile and a close relative of dinosaurs, eating a relative of mammals, Cynognathus. The large dicynodont Dolichuranus is seen in the background. Researchers who found (Mark Witton/Natural History Museum, London via AP)

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — Fossils of a four-legged, meat-eating reptile are helping paint a more complicated picture of the ancestry of dinosaurs than scientists had understood. The ...
A model demonstrates the Welwalk WW-1000, a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk at the main system with treadmill and monitor, at Toyota Motor Corp.'s head office in Tokyo, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

BY YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a ...
This composite image provided by NASA on Thursday, June 30, 2016 shows auroras on the planet Jupiter. This image produced by NASA using a photograph captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in spring 2014, and ultraviolet observations of the auroras in 2016. (NASA/ESA/Hubble via AP)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Another “Great Spot” has been found at Jupiter, this one cold and high up. Scientists reported Tuesday that the dark expanse is ...
Russia's Soyuz MS-02 space capsule carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of Andrei Borisenko and Sergey Ryzhykov of Russia and NASA astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough lands in a remote area in Kazakhstan, Monday, April 10, 2017. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool photo via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Three astronauts from the International Space Station have successfully landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan — two from Russia and one from the United States. NASA astronaut ...
Malaysia Custom Director Hamzah bin Sundang, centre, poses with the Rhino horns confiscated at KL International Airport last week, during a press conference in Custom office in Sepang, Malaysia on Monday, April 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday that they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique. Airport customs director Hamzah ...
A sailboat is hoisted into the Great Salt Lake Thursday, April 6, 2017, about 20 miles west of Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

BY MICHELLE L. PRICE SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dozens of beached sailboats that spent two years on the shore of Utah’s drought-stricken Great Salt Lake were hoisted on cranes ...
This Friday, March 20, 2009 file photo shows reconstructions of a Neanderthal man named "N", left, and woman called "Wilma", right, at the Neanderthal museum in Mettmann, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

BY MALCOLM RITTER NEW YORK (AP) — You know those snacks that are OK if they’re handy, but not worth the bother if you have to go track them down? ...
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