BILLINGS, Mont. The federal government is proposing to lift threatened-species protections for hundreds of Yellowstone-area grizzlies, opening the door to future hunts for the fearsome bears across parts of three states for the first time since the 1970s.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Ahh, there’s nothing like a blast of fresh, frigid air to welcome you back to the planet after nearly a year cooped up in space.
That’s the word from astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA’s space-endurance champ who returned to bitterly-cold Kazakhstan yesterday, along with his roommate for the past year, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko.
LONDON People across Scotland and northern England have reported seeing a bright light flash across the night sky.
Police Scotland says the force began receiving calls about 6:55 p.m. (1855 GMT) Monday, with people reporting a loud bang, a sudden blue, green or white light or a fireball in the sky.
WASHINGTON Many species of wild bees, butterflies and other critters that pollinate plants are shrinking toward extinction, and the world needs to do something about it before our food supply suffers, a new United Nations scientific mega-report warns.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. The U.S. and Canadian governments called Monday for deep cuts in phosphorus runoff from farms and other sources into Lake Erie, where an overload in recent years has fed harmful algae blooms that have fouled drinking water and killed fish.
WASHINGTON Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies.
SANTIAGO, Chile—Scientists say an estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins have been wiped out on Antarctica’s Cape Denison in the five years since a giant iceberg blocked their main access to food.
A tarantula named after singer Johnny Cash is among 14 new species identified by scientists who spent a decade collecting the hairy spiders and studying nearly 3,000 of them.
The spider doesn’t sing, but it’s black and can be found near the California prison that was the setting of Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.”
SANTIAGO, Chile Scientists say an estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins have been wiped out on Antarctica’s Cape Denison in the five years since a giant iceberg blocked their main access to food.
NEW YORK—A new study says a person’s risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals.
Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression.