HONOLULU — After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA waited for confirmation Friday that the Cassini spacecraft had burned up in the sky over Saturn.
Cassini had been put on a course to plunge through Saturn’s atmosphere and vaporize like a meteor at the end of its 20-year journey exploring the planet.
NEW YORK — Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says.
Tens of millions of trees in the U.S. and Canada have already succumbed, and the toll may eventually reach more than 8 billion, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said Thursday.
BANGKOK — Conservationists say the elusive snow leopard ‚long considered an endangered species has been upgraded to “vulnerable.”
JACKSON, Wyo. — John Stephenson stood atop a boulder in a steep talus field high above Jenny Lake, turning a VHF tracking antenna from side to side.
To a layman the fuzzy beeps that bounced back sounded like a whole lot of nothing. To the Grand Teton National Park wildlife biologist, they told the tale of a red fox out of sight and on the move.
NEW YORK — A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience.
WASHINGTON — By the time the rain stops, Harvey will have dumped about 1 million gallons of water for every man, woman and child in southeastern Texas a soggy, record-breaking glimpse of the wet and wild future global warming could bring, scientists say.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — A stretch of the Gibbon River and its headwater lakes are being poisoned so Yellowstone National Park can remove non-native fish and create a refuge for west slope cutthroat trout and river-running greyling.
One Fort Frances Lakers' forward is returning to the squad while another has moved on.
The Lakers announced Tuesday that Julian Uhryniuk will be back for his third season with the SIJHL squad.
The 20-year-old from East St. Paul, Man. battled injuries much of last season, which limited him to just 39 regular-season games and then sidelined him for the entire playoffs.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Engineers at a lab in Florida have been working quietly for the last two and a half years on building one of the most powerful magnets in the world.