WASHINGTON — The term bomb cyclone sounds scary, but it’s a real weather term and it fits the storm that sprang up from the U.S. Southeast.
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NEW YORK — Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation’s top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including “fetus,” ‘’transgender” and “science-based.”
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number.
Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding.
RAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Attorneys general from three states say a $275 million federal plan for keeping Asian carp from migrating into the Great Lakes is too pricey and rejects the most effective solution.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area.
BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. officials said Wednesday they’ll review the recent lifting of protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears in light of a court ruling that retained protections for grey wolves in the Great Lakes.
TOKYO — Two types of New Zealand kiwi birds are a rare bright spot in a mostly grim assessment of global species at risk of extinction.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature upgraded the Okarito kiwi and the Northern Brown kiwi from endangered to vulnerable thanks to New Zealand’s progress in controlling predators like stoats and cats.
WASHINGTON — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria ‚Äî and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.
It’s a step toward designer drug development.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — An effort to bring one of the world’s largest birds back from the brink of extinction is expanding after northern Arizona and southern Utah found some success in getting deer hunters to use ammunition not made of lead.
RENO, Nev. — More than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago, scientists say.
A new study says genetic testing confirms the bears are making their way east from the Sierra ranges north and south of Lake Tahoe along the California line.