Crew plans to cut rope to free Hawaii whale

HONOLULU (AP) — Marine sanctuary officials planned to return to Hawaii waters with modified equipment Friday to try to cut loose a young humpback...

New stem cell lines approved for tax-paid research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can start using taxpayer dollars to do research with 13 batches of embryonic stem cells and the government says dozens...

NASA puzzled why parachutes failed in rocket test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA still isn't sure why two parachutes failed during a test flight of its prototype moon rocket just over...

Chicken of the sea? Tuna farming getting a boost

KUMANO, Japan (AP) — Thousands of tuna, their silver bellies bloated with fat, swim frantically around in netted areas of a small bay, stuffing...

Rocket launches Air Force satellite from Fla.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket carrying an Air Force satellite that will be used by the military has launched from Cape Canaveral. The...

UN: 2000-2009 could be Earth’s warmest decade ever

COPENHAGEN (AP) — A leaked Danish document at the U.N. climate conference provoked angry criticism Tuesday from developing countries and activists who feared it...

Hubble spies never-before-seen galaxies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The refurbished Hubble Space Telescope has spotted the oldest galaxies yet, scientists reported Tuesday. A newly installed wide field camera on Hubble...

Geminid meteor shower to peak this weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The year's best meteor shower is coming to North America. Weather permitting, the peak time to view the Geminid (jem-uh-nid) meteor...

China urges deep soul-searching for US on climate

COPENHAGEN (AP) — The U.S. and China exchanged barbs Wednesday at the Copenhagen climate talks, underscoring the abiding suspicion between the world's two largest...

Experiment to test killing 1 owl to help another

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal biologists are designing an experiment to see if killing the aggressive barred owl that has invaded old growth...

Solar power coming to a store near you

NEW YORK (AP) — Solar technology is going where it has never gone before: onto the shelves at retail stores where do-it-yourselfers can now...

Atom smasher catches 1st high-energy collisions

GENEVA (AP) — The world's largest atom smasher has recorded its first high-energy collisions of protons, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Physicists hope those collisions will...

Soros: Finance gap could ‘wreck’ climate talks

COPENHAGEN (AP) — American billionaire George Soros says wide disagreements over climate-change financing for poor countries "could actually wreck" the Copenhagen climate conference. The investor-philanthropist...

1,700 UK scientists back climate science

LONDON (AP) — Over 1,700 scientists in Britain have signed a statement defending the evidence for human-made climate change in the wake of hacked...

Stolen e-mails embolden climate change skeptics

WASHINGTON (AP) — At a critical time, the uproar over stolen e-mails suggesting scientists suppressed contrary views about climate change has emboldened skeptics —...

Nations grapple with climate financing for poor

COPENHAGEN (AP) — European nations struggled to pin down their joint contribution to a $10 billion climate fund for poor nations as debate over...

Nations seek climate financing for poor countries

COPENHAGEN (AP) — European nations pressed former East bloc neighbors Thursday to help create a multibillion-dollar fund for poor countries suffering the most from...

Nobel Prizes honor a record 5 women in 2009

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A record five women were among the 13 people awarded Nobel Prizes on Thursday, including a writer who depicted life behind...

Asian carp raises fear and loathing on Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — After nearly four decades as a fishing guide on the Great Lakes, Pat Chrysler has seen enough damage from...

New fossils shed light on evolution of dinosaurs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly described dinosaur fossils from New Mexico are helping scientists better understand the early development of these ancient creatures. The 6-to-12 foot-long,...