AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:38:57 -0400 Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy? Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:27:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/29/US-SCI--What.Killed.Lucy_/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--What.Killed.Lucy_ c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6f6d LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists have long wondered how Lucy, the famous human ancestor, died. Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:57:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/29/EU--Austria-Mammoth.Find/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Austria-Mammoth.Find c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6f08 VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian museum team has recovered two giant tusks and other remnants of what experts say are apparently the remains of a rare mammoth breed, after construction crews unearthed them while working on an Austrian freeway. In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:01:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/29/US--Drones.Meet.Drought/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Drones.Meet.Drought c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6f25 LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region. SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:10:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/26/US-SCI-Space-Station/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Space-Station c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:41a2 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts from the International Space Station. BC-US--Obama-Hawaii National Monument,DISREGARD, US Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:09:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/26/US--Obama-Hawaii.National.Monument/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Obama-Hawaii.National.Monument c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:4704 EDITORS: Goodbye, herring? Biotech bait gives lobstermen alternative Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:44:33 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/26/US-Biotech-Bait/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Biotech-Bait c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:43ae PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lobster and crab fishermen have baited traps with dead herring for generations, but an effort to find a synthetic substitute for forage fish is nearing fruition just as the little fish are in short supply, threatening livelihoods in a lucrative industry. Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:35:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/26/US--Bird.Flu-Alaska/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Bird.Flu-Alaska c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:4705 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time. EU forum to take stance on Sweden's call for lobster ban Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:30:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/29/US--EU-American.Lobster/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--EU-American.Lobster c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6d39 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arm of the European Union is expected to weigh in on a request from Sweden to deem American lobsters an invasive species in much of Europe. Alaskans live among bears _ both real and brightly colored Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:00:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/28/US-Bears-on-Parade/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Bears-on-Parade c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6727 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's largest city is home to more than 300 grizzly and black bears — and now more than a dozen multicolored ones. Indonesia steps up fire response as haze blankets Singapore Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:36:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/26/AS--Southeast.Asia-Haze/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--Southeast.Asia-Haze c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:3da4 JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Six Indonesian provinces have declared states of emergency as forest fires blanketed a swath of Southeast Asia in a smoky haze. Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation Mon, 29 Aug 2016 04:30:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/28/US--Space.Simulation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Space.Simulation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:6728 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation. Rosetta space probe sees bright flares, landslide on comet Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:40:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/25/EU--Comet.Mission/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Comet.Mission c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:32c0 BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe has captured images of a bright burst of light on the comet it is orbiting, apparently caused by a landslide. Auction house to sell composite skeleton of a dodo bird Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:33:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/25/EU--Britain-Dodo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Britain-Dodo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:33d6 LONDON (AP) — The dodo bird is extinct — but one collector can now have their own dodo skeleton. Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:26:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/25/AS--Myanmar-Myanmar_s.Pride/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--Myanmar-Myanmar_s.Pride c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2cb2 BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments. For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:02:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/25/AS-Philippines-Giant-Pearl/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS-Philippines-Giant-Pearl c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2bc6 MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it. Governor's order seeks to make Minnesota more bee-friendly Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:03:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/26/US--Bee.Health-Minnesota/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Bee.Health-Minnesota c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:4615 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton sought Friday to extend a little Minnesota nice to the state's declining honeybee population by issuing an executive order limiting certain pesticides that harm them, a step advocates said positions the state as a leader in protecting pollinating insects critical to the nation's food supply. Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:19:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/24/US-SCI--Nearby.Planet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Nearby.Planet c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:22d8 WASHINGTON (AP) — After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. Meet Octobot, a robot that's a real softie, and cheap Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:05:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/24/US-SCI--Octopus.Robot/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Octopus.Robot c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2349 WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest revolutionary robot isn't the metallic, costly machine you'd expect: It's squishy like Silly Putty, wireless, battery-less and made for pennies by a 3-D printer. AP EXPLAINS: How shallow, deep earthquakes differ Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:13:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/25/US-SCI--AP.Explains-Shallow.vs.Deep.Quakes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--AP.Explains-Shallow.vs.Deep.Quakes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2e63 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Italy's earthquake was a lot weaker than the one in Myanmar, but it did far more damage because it happened at a shallower depth. The Associated Press explains the difference between shallow and deep earthquakes. Study: Man-made warming may have started decades earlier Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:51:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2016/08/24/US-SCI--Early.Climate.Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Early.Climate.Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:22d6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may have started a few decades earlier than scientists previously figured, a new study suggests.