AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:39:33 -0500 Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:12:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/23/US-SCI-Baseball-Jet-Lag/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Baseball-Jet-Lag c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3cc4 NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats. What can mackerel and a volcano say about climate change? Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:28:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/23/US--Mackerel.Volcano/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Mackerel.Volcano c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3a67 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming? Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:28:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/22/US--Trump-Blue.States-Renewable.Energy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Trump-Blue.States-Renewable.Energy c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:36c5 HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question. Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami Sun, 22 Jan 2017 02:41:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/22/AS-Solomon-Islands-Earthquake/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS-Solomon-Islands-Earthquake c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3532 CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands. Jobs versus the environment square off in pipeline vote Tue, 24 Jan 2017 00:36:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/24/US--Pinelands.Pipeline/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Pinelands.Pipeline c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3ffa PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — A hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey's federally protected Pinelands preserve is getting a do-over. Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:05:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/23/US--Toxic.Pit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Toxic.Pit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:3ac8 BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place. Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:48:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/21/US--Farmers-Fertilizer.Rule/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Farmers-Fertilizer.Rule c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:308f TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie. Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:20:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/20/US--Hawaii-Mars.Simulation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Hawaii-Mars.Simulation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2b76 HONOLULU (AP) — Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods — with a rare treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace. California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:27:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/19/US-Trump-Moth/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Trump-Moth c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:26ad SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo. In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:45:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/19/US--Cold.Alaska/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Cold.Alaska c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:247d ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working. Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:34:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/19/US--Renewable.Energy-Transportation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Renewable.Energy-Transportation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:250b HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045. For third-straight time, Earth sets hottest year record Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:30:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/18/US-SCI--Hottest.Year/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Hottest.Year c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1f97 WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, government scientists said Wednesday. They mostly blame man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino, which has since disappeared. The Latest: Crew enters Hawaii dome for 8-month Mars study Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:14:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/20/US--Hawaii-Mars.Simulation-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Hawaii-Mars.Simulation-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:295e The latest on the NASA-funded experiment taking place at the University of Hawaii's HI-SEAS facility on the Big Island. All times local. Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:16:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/19/ML--Israel-Hebrew.Manuscripts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_ML--Israel-Hebrew.Manuscripts c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2556 JERUSALEM (AP) — The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts. Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalies Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:05:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/19/EU--Europe-Satellite.Navigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Europe-Satellite.Navigation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2517 PARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit. Finally, an explanation of strange African 'fairy circles'? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:47:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/18/US-SCI--Fairy.Circles/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Fairy.Circles c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:207b WASHINGTON (AP) — The forces behind the mysterious "fairy circles" that dot a desert in southern Africa do not appear to be supernatural, but they are intricate and complex. Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:18:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/18/US-SCI-Fewer-Mild-Days/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Fewer-Mild-Days c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e5f WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:11:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/19/US--Hawaii-Mars.Simulation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Hawaii-Mars.Simulation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:247e HONOLULU (AP) — Six carefully selected scientists have entered a man-made dome on a remote Hawaii volcano as part of a human-behavior study that could help NASA as it draws up plans for sending astronauts on long missions to Mars. World's primates facing extinction crisis, new report says Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:27:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/18/US-SCI--Primates.Extinction/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Primates.Extinction c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:2091 WASHINGTON (AP) — Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it's our fault that our closest living relatives are in trouble, a new international study warns. In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:13:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/01/18/US--Trump-EPA-Pruitt/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Trump-EPA-Pruitt c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15938595a9c:1e8a WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.