Honeybees trained in Croatia to find land mines
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined....
Mice return from a month in space
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind....
NASA: New pump resolves big space station leak
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- An impromptu spacewalk over the weekend seems to have fixed a big ammonia leak at the International Space Station, NASA said Thursday....
NASA craft's planet-hunting days may be numbered
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NASA's planet-hunting Kepler telescope is broken, potentially jeopardizing the search for other worlds where life could exist outside our solar system....
Silicon Valley-area hub becomes factory town
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) -- In a busy factory, machinists move sheets of aluminum roll in the back door to be molded, stamped, twisted and notched into high-tech electric cars that sell for more than $60,000 each....
Trace volcano ash reaches small Alaska city
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska's Pavlof Volcano sent ash and steam skyward Sunday but not enough to raise the aviation threat for international air carriers....
Indonesia extends forest-clearing ban for 2 years
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia has approved a two-year extension to a landmark ban on clearing primary rainforests and peatlands, officials said Thursday. Environmentalists praised the move but said the government must do more to curb the nation's burgeoning production of greenhouse gases....
Stem cells recovered from cloned human embryos
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists have finally recovered stem cells from cloned human embryos, a longstanding goal that could lead to new treatments for such illnesses as Parkinson's disease and diabetes....
Report: Feds' warnings about Sandy were confusing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate last fall, but the warnings themselves were confusing, an internal review found....
Correction: Space Station-Star Trek story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story May 15 about astronauts at the International Space Station getting the new "Star Trek" movie, The Associated Press reported erroneously when the film opened on Earth. "Star Trek into Darkness" opened in the United States on Thursday; it opened in some other countries earlier in May....
Do you agree with House Speaker John Boehner that it's going to take someone going to jail to clear up the IRS scandal? <More Info>
House Speaker John Boehner says it's going to take more than firings to clear up the IRS scandal, "it'll take someone ending up serving jail time." He says, "clearly someone violated the law."
Do you agree with Cyril Wecht, who says the Pittsburgh mayoral race has gotten so negative it's adversely affecting voters' ability to make a decision on who to support?