SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?...
Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels....
New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree....
Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world....
Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list....
Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy....
Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters (204,000 square feet) of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month....
Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal....
2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon
BERLIN (AP) -- The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies....
Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?...
The seven-county Pittsburgh region lost 8,972 people between 2015 and 2016 according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the second worst decline in numbers among 382 metro areas measured, with Allegheny County losing each of the last three years by successively higher amounts. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald questions the methodology taken from 2010 Census and IRS forms to calculate births, deaths and relocations. He believes estimates contradict reality citing the region's home values increasing, over $3 billion in new construction annually, and broad labor shortages all pointing to population growth.
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