Science

Scientists revise magnitude of recent Alaska earthquake

Mar 9, 2019

Seismologists announced Friday the magnitude of Alaska's powerful Nov. 30 earthquake has been revised to 7.1 from the earlier magnitude 7.0

NY lawmakers: Let minors get vaccinated even if parents balk

Mar 8, 2019

A new bill introduced in the New York state Legislature would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent

Rain brings 2nd California super bloom in 2 years

Mar 8, 2019

California experiencing second super bloom in two years thanks to winter rains; vivid purple, gold fields seen from mountain tops

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

Mar 8, 2019

SpaceX's slick new crew capsule has returned to Earth, ending its first test flight with an old-fashioned splashdown

Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

Mar 8, 2019

Officials say a number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii

Public advocate backs power line; environment group opposed

Mar 7, 2019

The public advocate says a proposed transmission line across western Maine is "in the best interest" of electricity customers thanks to incentives negotiated with Central Maine Power

Scientists discover different kind of killer whale off Chile

Mar 7, 2019

Researchers find a new type of killer whale off Chile that doesn't look quite like the others

Chimps varied 'culture' matters for conservation, study says

Mar 7, 2019

It's different strokes for different chimpanzees, according to a new study that highlights the diversity of chimp behavior - and argues it's worth protecting

Monthly shots control HIV as well as pills in 2 big studies

Mar 7, 2019

Studies find monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS

US plans end to wolf protections; critics say it's premature

Mar 7, 2019

U.S. wildlife officials say they will lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states

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