AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:59:33 -0500 Rings in stomach could be key to telling lobsters' ages Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:54:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/26/US--Lobster.Age/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Lobster.Age c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:203 ORONO, Maine (AP) — Researchers are testing a technique they say could determine the age of lobsters. Aquarium of Niagara expanding to protect threatened penguins Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:50:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/26/US--Niagara.Aquarium-Penguins/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Niagara.Aquarium-Penguins c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:204 NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A Niagara Falls aquarium is expanding so it can breed and protect the threatened Humboldt penguin. Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:34:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/26/AS--Malaysia-North.Korea/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--Malaysia-North.Korea c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1bd KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:25:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/25/US--Thorny.Skate/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Thorny.Skate c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-441 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The thorny skate's population may have declined, but not by enough to justify listing it under the Endangered Species Act, the federal government has ruled. NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's 1st flight Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:11:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/24/US-SCI--NASA.Rocket/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--NASA.Rocket c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-921 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket, designed to eventually send crews to Mars. Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:57:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/24/AF-Nigeria-Germans-Kidnapped/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AF-Nigeria-Germans-Kidnapped c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-882 KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a northern Nigerian village, a worker at the excavation site said. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:27:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/24/AS--AP.Explains-North.Korea_s.Chemicals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--AP.Explains-North.Korea_s.Chemicals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-b3f SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war. NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:02:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/23/US-SCI--Orbiting.Jupiter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Orbiting.Jupiter c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1149 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves. SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:31:21 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/23/US-SCI-Space-Station/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Space-Station c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-11e0 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:37:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/23/US-Colorado-River-Climate-Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Colorado-River-Climate-Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-f71 DENVER (AP) — Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say. Maine's smelts, sought by ice fishermen, have strong winter Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:45:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/25/US-Smelt-Rebound-Maine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Smelt-Rebound-Maine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-505 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ice fishing for smelts is a winter tradition in Maine, where the small fish are fried and eaten whole. New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:32:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/24/US--Pinelands.Pipeline/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Pinelands.Pipeline c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-c90 CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land." Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:13:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/23/EU-Norway-Doomsday-Vault/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU-Norway-Doomsday-Vault c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1133 HELSINKI (AP) — Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops. Bouncing baby bongo shows its stripes at Los Angeles Zoo Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:13:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/23/US--Baby.Bongo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Baby.Bongo c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-f6e LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare baby bongo has made its debut at the Los Angeles Zoo. 7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:17:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/22/US-SCI--Habitable.Worlds_/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Habitable.Worlds_ c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1683 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. Cool facts about 7 Earth-size planets circling single star Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:38:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/22/US-SCI--Habitable.Worlds_-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Habitable.Worlds_-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1508 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Talk about an Earth-shattering discovery. Obama science adviser rejoins climate-change think tank Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:01:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/24/US-Holdren-Climate-Science-Center/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Holdren-Climate-Science-Center c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-a10 FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama's top science adviser has rejoined the climate science organization he led before his White House service. Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:54:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/22/US-MED-Skin-Bacteria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-MED-Skin-Bacteria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-15fb WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection. In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:49:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/22/US-SCI-Ocean-Hot-Spots/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Ocean-Hot-Spots c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1639 WASHINGTON (AP) — The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds. NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:54:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2017/02/22/APFN-US-XGR--New.York.Governor-Cancer.Cutbacks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_APFN-US-XGR--New.York.Governor-Cancer.Cutbacks c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-169b ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts.