AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Wed, 27 May 2015 17:56:31 -0400 Study: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans Wed, 27 May 2015 13:33:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/27/US-SCI--Human.Ancestor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Human.Ancestor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5827 NEW YORK (AP) — A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says. Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery Wed, 27 May 2015 14:20:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/27/US--Chimps.Day.in.Court/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Chimps.Day.in.Court c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5887 NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes is akin to slavery, the involuntary detention of mentally ill people and imprisonment. Climate of change: The Catholic church's dance with science Wed, 27 May 2015 15:05:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/27/US-Pope-Church-and-Science/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Pope-Church-and-Science c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-58fe From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming. Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict Wed, 27 May 2015 17:45:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/27/US-MED--Gene.Tests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-MED--Gene.Tests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-58d9 The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax. Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California Wed, 27 May 2015 13:47:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/27/US-Headless-Whale/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Headless-Whale c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5804 POINT REYES STATION, Calif. (AP) — Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record. Galapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 years Mon, 25 May 2015 23:50:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/26/LT--Ecuador-Galapagos.Volcano/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_LT--Ecuador-Galapagos.Volcano c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-61ac QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming Mon, 25 May 2015 11:08:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/25/US-SCI-Warming-Ragweed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Warming-Ragweed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-64d4 WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says. Physicist's Nobel Prize up for auction; $325,000 minimum bid Tue, 26 May 2015 18:36:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/26/US--Nobel.Prize-Auction/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Nobel.Prize-Auction c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5da8 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A retired experimental physicist has put up his 1988 Nobel Prize for auction, and the minimum bid is $325,000. California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought Mon, 25 May 2015 21:30:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/25/AS--California.Drought-Lessons.from.Down.Under-Abridged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--California.Drought-Lessons.from.Down.Under-Abridged c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-650c SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Hawaii governor: Telescope can continue, but changes needed Wed, 27 May 2015 03:12:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/27/US--Giant.Telescope/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Giant.Telescope c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5c12 HONOLULU (AP) — A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday. John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ Sun, 24 May 2015 13:30:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/24/US--Obit-John.Nash/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Obit-John.Nash c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-6bf5 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. Company hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday Tue, 26 May 2015 02:01:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/25/US--California.Oil.Spill-Release.Estimate/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--California.Oil.Spill-Release.Estimate c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-6469 GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday. Clarification: Arctic Drilling Protests story Tue, 26 May 2015 13:42:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/26/US--Arctic.Drilling.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Arctic.Drilling.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5ed1 BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — In a story May 23, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Backbone Campaign group, reported that an activist chained to a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans was named Chiara Rose. The story should have included her full name, which is Chiara Rose D'Angelo. Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success Sun, 24 May 2015 15:17:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/24/US-Superstorm-Shorebirds/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Superstorm-Shorebirds c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-6b89 MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the 2012 storm wiped out their feeding grounds. Study: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths Mon, 25 May 2015 01:52:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/25/US-MED--SIDS-Altitude/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-MED--SIDS-Altitude c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-6652 CHICAGO (AP) — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters). China readies national carbon market to fight climate change Sun, 24 May 2015 01:39:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/24/AS--China-Carbon.Markets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--China-Carbon.Markets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-6da1 BEIJING (AP) — At first, the numbers and company names flashing on a big board in Beijing's financial district suggest a booming market. Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations Sat, 23 May 2015 07:39:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/23/AS-Japan-Climate-Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS-Japan-Climate-Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-723c TOKYO (AP) — Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming. Woman hanging on Shell ship since Friday ends drill protest Mon, 25 May 2015 16:14:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/25/US--Arctic.Drilling.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Arctic.Drilling.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-644b BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The woman who had been hanging off the anchor chain of a support ship that is part of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest north of Seattle on Monday morning. Separating earthquake fact from fiction in 'San Andreas' Sat, 23 May 2015 14:37:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/23/US--Film-San.Andreas-The.Facts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Film-San.Andreas-The.Facts c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-709a LOS ANGELES (AP) — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Protester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Friday Mon, 25 May 2015 14:25:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/05/25/US--Arctic.Drilling.Protests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Arctic.Drilling.Protests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-642c BELLINGHAM, Washington (AP) — A woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle.