After cutting value of life, EPA ditching the term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureaucrats are struggling with an age-old question: What is the value of our lives? The government uses dollar amounts for lives when...

NASA gives go-ahead to another shuttle flight

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA doesn't know yet where it will get the money, but on Thursday the space agency officially added another space shuttle...

24 pilot whales die in New Zealand stranding

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand conservation officials on Friday euthanized 10 pilot whales, the only survivors of a 24-strong pod that became...

520-day flight simulation nears ‘landing’ on Mars

MOSCOW (AP) — After 233 days in a locked steel capsule, six researchers on a 520-day mock flight to Mars are all feeling strong...

BlackBerry agrees to filter out porn in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The maker of BlackBerry promised Indonesia on Monday it will meet the country's request to filter out pornographic content on...

New hope for hepatitis C, an often hidden disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — There's new hope for an overlooked epidemic: Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more...

NASA: Astronaut hurt in bicycle accident

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA officials say an astronaut who had been slated for a spacewalk on the upcoming shuttle mission has been...

Study: Penguin tracking bands hurt the seabirds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some scientists studying penguins may be inadvertently harming them with the metal bands they use to keep track of the tuxedo-clad...

2010 ties 2005 as warmest year on record worldwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a tie: Last year equaled 2005 as the warmest year on record, government climate experts reported Wednesday. The average worldwide temperature...

China sets goals to reduce emissions of pollutants

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it would cut emissions this year by rejecting construction projects that pollute too much and developing new technologies...

Baboons make sweet discovery in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When it comes to grabbing fruit off trees, baboons don't monkey around. Now their speed at gobbling up quickly ripening fruit...

Study: Consumers not fazed by DNA health results

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers who get their DNA tested for health risks take the results in stride, says the first major study of...

Early T. Rex ancestor found in South America

WASHINGTON (AP) — Back at the dawn of the dinosaur era, a quick-moving predator set the stage for the famous and fearsome giants that...

First step at breeding bird-flu resistant chickens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have genetically engineered chickens that can't spread bird flu to their neighbors. The experiment is a first step in exploring new...

Computer could make 2 ‘Jeopardy!’ champs deep blue

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — The clue: It's the size of 10 refrigerators, has access to the equivalent of 200 million pages of information...

NASA names backup for Giffords’ husband on shuttle

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA announced a backup shuttle commander Thursday in case they need to replace the astronaut-husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was...

Puerto Rico aims to protect newly discovered reefs

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As the ocean floor plunges off southwestern Puerto Rico, it reveals coral reefs dotted with bright-blue sea squirts...

Spaceman leads NASA observance of shooting victims

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station commander Scott Kelly led NASA in a moment of silence Monday as he struggled with the senseless...

NASA finds smallest planet outside solar system

WASHINGTON (AP) — A NASA telescope has found the smallest planet outside our solar system and it is rocky just like Earth. But it is...

Space flight by Giffords’ husband may be in doubt

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The shocking gundown of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has left NASA reeling: Her astronaut husband was due to rocket away...