Mild 2013 cuts Arctic a break, warming woes remain
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rapid melting in the Arctic eased up this year. But the government says global warming is still dramatically altering the top of the world, reducing the number of reindeer and shrinking snow and ice, while increasing certain fish and extending the growing season....
Sponges squeezed off oldest branch of animal tree
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sponges are getting squeezed out of a distinctive role in evolution. A new study says they don't represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree after all....
NASA suspects bad valve for space station trouble
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The astronauts aboard the International Space Station dimmed the lights, turned off unnecessary equipment and put off science work Thursday as NASA scrambled to figure out what's wrong with a key cooling unit....
AP NewsBreak: Feds joins battle on citrus disease
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's - and possibly the entire nation's - citrus crop....
CERN votes to admit Israel as newest full member
GENEVA (AP) -- The governing council of the world's top particle physics lab has unanimously voted to accept Israel as a full member....
APNewsBreak: Western governors show wildlife maps
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Governors in 16 states unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Thursday that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures - an ambitious effort that's winning praise from conservationists and the energy industry....
Geminid meteor shower ramps up Friday night
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- It's time for the December sky show....
Weapons watchdog receives Nobel Peace Prize
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards....
Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The winners of the 2013 Nobel Prizes will collect their $1.2 million awards Tuesday at ceremonies in Stockholm and Oslo. Here's a look at the laureates and their achievements:...
Alan Alda's science contest asks: What is color?
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- Alan Alda, the actor-turned-part-time professor, has a new question for scientists to consider: How do you explain color to an 11-year-old?...
Do you think it was a mistake for President Obama to shake the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro even if it was spontaneous? <More Info>
Cuban-American lawmakers voiced disappointment over President Obama shaking the hand of Raul Castro during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, calling it a "propaganda coup" for the Cuban government. The Obama administration says this was NOT a pre-planned encounter and that the day was all about honoring Nelson Mandela.
Do you think installing automatic red light cameras at certain Pittsburgh intersections will result in fewer crashes?