Science

Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact

Oct 5, 2019

The Museum of the Bible in Washington has quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after an expert questioned its authenticity

AP Exclusive: Colleges got $60M-plus from OxyContin family

Oct 3, 2019

Prestigious universities accepted at least $60M from family that owns OxyContin maker over past 5 years

Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story

Sep 26, 2019

Correction: Swamp Rodent Invasion story

MacArthur Foundation announces $625K genius grant recipients

Sep 25, 2019

A legal scholar who studies cyber harassment, a professor who specializes in the impact of slavery, and a paleoclimatologist who studies global warming are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of genius grants

The Latest: Hundreds march for climate action in Los Angeles

Sep 21, 2019

In downtown Los Angeles, hundreds of people, many of them schoolchildren, marched to City Hall for a rally

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Sep 19, 2019

A new study finds there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds flying in North American skies than in 1970

Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales

Sep 18, 2019

U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast

AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

Sep 18, 2019

A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that Americans have a mix of confidence and pessimism in fighting climate change

Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

Sep 12, 2019

Researchers who found surgeons can be trained the same way as animals, and scientists who examined the bacterial grossness of bank notes were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Sep 12, 2019

Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations

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