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Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 03:03
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair."

A glance at the Nobel Prizes in 2015

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 02:17
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2015 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week and next. The $960,000 awards will be handed out in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Below is a look at the winners announced so far:

Study: Higher temps, more fires, 1,000 years ago in Rockies

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 15:05
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — New research by scientists at the University of Wyoming has found that extreme wildfire seasons are nothing new in the Rocky Mountain region: They also happened hundreds of years ago, after global temperatures had risen slightly.

Colorado man gets probation in fossil importation case

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 14:56
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to one year of probation for understating the value of fossils imported from China to the United States.

Korean energy economist to head UN climate science panel

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — A South Korean professor of climate change economics will lead the Nobel Prize-winning group of climate scientists that keeps track of global warming.

Farmer opens barn to show woolly mammoth bones

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 05:09
LIMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A barn in southeastern Michigan suddenly has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered by a farmer while he was digging in a soybean field.

The Latest: Nobel laureate's work built on previous winner

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 03:26
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):

Kajita, McDonald win Nobel physics prize for neutrino work

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 02:34
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.

China finally wins a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 21:43
BEIJING (AP) — For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences. A little-known researcher who helped isolate an anti-malaria medicine inspired by an ancient remedy has finally won China that honor, while also becoming the country's first woman to win any Nobel prize.

Court orders EPA to revise ship ballast dumping regulations

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 14:38
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered the government Monday to rewrite its regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, one of the leading culprits in the spread of invasive species across U.S. waterways.

Farmer opens barn to show woolly mammoth bones

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 11:48
LIMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A farm in southeastern Michigan has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered.

The Latest: Nobel discoveries could help 3.4 billion people

Mon, 10/05/2015 - 03:07
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (all times local):

Obama administration designates 2 new marine sanctuaries

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 20:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to protect the environment.

Aspen stands in Southwest suffering from fungal disease

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 18:13
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors marveling at the fall foliage in national forests might find that some of the aspen leaves are brown and blotchy or gone already.

India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:54
NEW DELHI (AP) — As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.

NASA Releases New Pictures of Pluto's Jumbo Moon, Charon

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:51
NASA releases best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon, courtesy of New Horizons.

Russian supply ship heads for space station

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:24
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has launched on a journey to the International Space Station.

Researchers: carbon pledges lower warming forecast

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 05:12
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A climate research group says carbon emissions cuts pledged by governments could rein in global warming by up to 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) by 2100.

Lead scientist of Pluto expedition has book deal

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 02:10
NEW YORK (AP) — You've seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole story.

Officials: California meeting water conservation target

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 22:56
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A state water official says Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the drought.