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DNA matches body to Alaska man last seen alive in 1979

Alaska State Troopers say DNA and genome sequencing have identified a body found decades ago on Fire Island just west of Anchorage
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This photo provided by the Alaska Department of Public Safety shows Michael Allison Beavers. The remains of a man found on Fire Island just west of Anchorage in 1989 have been identified as Beavers through DNA and genome sequencing, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Troopers said Beavers, who owned an excavation business in Chugiak, Alaska, was reported missing in 1980. (Alaska Department of Public Safety via AP)
December 01

From Square to Block: Another tech company changes its name

There's a new Silicon Valley corporate name change on the block
December 01
FILE - Dr. Greg Werner poses for a picture with his Square credit card reader at his office in New York on Jan. 5, 2015. Square Inc., the San Francisco-based payments company headed by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, announced Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, that it is changing its name to Block. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
December 01

Scientists unveil 'Pac-Man' living robots

Scientists unveiled the world's first computer-designed living robots, which are about the size of a poppy seed and capable of self-replication.
December 01
Scientists unveiled the world's first computer-designed living robots, which are about the size of a poppy seed and capable of self-replication.
December 01

Fossil footprints puzzle scientists: Bear or ancient human?

Prehistoric footprints that have puzzled scientists since the 1970s are getting a second look
December 01
FILE -Archaeologist Mary Leakey speaks to Masai school children on Aug. 16, 1996 at Laetoli, northern Tanzania at the site of 3.6-million-year-old hominid footprints she identified 20 years ago. Prehistoric footprints that have puzzled scientists since the 1970s are getting a second look: Were they left by extinct animals or by human ancestors? When famed paleontologist Mary Leakey first uncovered the footprints in Tanzania 40 years ago, the evidence was ambiguous. (AP Photo/Susan Linnee, File)
December 01

Study: Climate change not causing Madagascar drought, famine

A new study finds that climate change isn't causing the devastating drought and famine in Madagascar
December 01
December 01

Global health authorities warn against 'blanket' travel bans

These bans could disincentivize sharing research and sequencing, the WHO said.
December 01
Travelers arrive from international flights at Newark Liberty International Airport, Nov. 30, 2021, in Newark, N.J.
December 01

Tesla officially moves headquarters from California to Texas

Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas
December 01
FILE - This photo shows a sign bearing the company logo outside a Tesla store Feb. 9, 2019 in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. Tesla says it has officially moved its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to a large factory under construction outside of Austin, Texas. The company made the announcement late Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 in a filing with U.S. securities regulators. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
December 01

Oil demand, climate change clash in California pipeline plan

A proposed oil pipeline in California that could allow ExxonMobil to resume production at three offshore platforms is expected to enter a critical phase of its government review next year
December 01
FILE - In this May 21, 2015, file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., two days after an oil pipeline ruptured, polluting beaches and killing hundreds of birds and marine mammals. A proposal to replace a pipeline near Santa Barbara that was shut down in 2015 after causing California's worst coastal oil spill in 25 years is inching through a government review, even as the state moves toward banning gas-powered vehicles and oil drilling. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
December 01

GM cites improved chip supply in raising financial guidance

Citing an improved supply of automotive computer chips, General Motors raised its financial guidance on Wednesday and said it expects to return to a normal production rate by the end of next year
December 01
President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the General Motors Factory ZERO electric vehicle assembly plant, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 01

Gates, French Gates offer post-divorce philanthropic plans

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates say they will still work with the Giving Pledge
December 01
In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2019, Bill and Melinda Gates are interviewed in Kirkland, Wash. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue their work with the Giving Pledge, but, following their divorce earlier this year, they will do it separately and in their own ways. In individual letters posted Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 by Giving Pledge, the campaign they co-founded with Warren Buffett in 2010 to encourage billionaires to donate the majority of their wealth through philanthropy, Gates and French Gates outlined their differing philosophies to giving. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
December 01

Mysteries of omicron variant could take weeks to untangle

Scientists say it could be weeks before they better understand how dangerous the omicron variant is
December 01
FILE - A worker disinfects chairs at a new vaccination center in Lisbon, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. A pandemic-weary world faces weeks of confusing uncertainty as countries restrict travel and take other steps to halt the newest potentially risky coronavirus mutant before anyone knows just how dangerous omicron really is. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
December 01

Heat, no food, deadly weather: Climate change kills seabirds

The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds, which are in decline because of heatwaves, extreme weather, failure to reproduce and inadequate fish to eat
December 01
December 01

Science report: US should make less plastic to save oceans

A top independent science panel says the U.S. needs to generate less plastic so less of the material ends up as waste in oceans and other waterways
December 01
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, photo, plastic and other debris is seen on the beach on Midway Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of it is littering the oceans, the National Academy of Sciences recommends in a new report, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
December 01

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

Scientists in Chile have found the fossils of a strange new dinosaur species
December 01
This illustration provided by Mauricio Alvarez shows a Stegouros. Fossils found in Chile are from the bizarre dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Mauricio Alvarez via AP)
November 30

Space junk forces spacewalk delay, too risky for astronauts

NASA has called off a spacewalk because of menacing space junk.
November 30
FILE - This image made from NASA TV shows the international space station, seen from the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday, April 24, 2021. NASA called off a spacewalk Tuesday, Nov. 30, because of menacing space junk that could puncture an astronaut's suit or damage the International Space Station. Two U.S. astronauts were set to replace a bad antenna outside of the space station. But late Monday night, Mission Control was notified that a piece of orbiting debris might come dangerously close. (NASA via AP, File)
November 30

Swift selling local media assets to Ogden Newspapers

Swift Communications is selling its local media and publishing businesses to West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers
November 30
November 30

Scientists to map fungal networks, determine climate role

Scientists from the United States and Europe have announced plans to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate change
November 30
November 30

New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water

U.S. officials are considering a new method for testing water that could show more places have elevated lead levels than previously believed
November 30
November 30

NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk

NASA astronauts were scheduled to replace a part in the space station.
November 30
NASA astronauts were scheduled to replace a part in the space station.
November 30

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November 30
November 30

NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk

The source of the space debris has not yet been confirmed.
November 30
ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet checks cables during the ISS Expedition 65 US Spacewalk # 74 on June 16, 2021. The spacewalk will last over six hours in support of station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades.
November 30

Twitter CEO discusses his resignation

Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal succeeds Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO.
November 30
VIDEO:  Twitter CEO discusses his resignation
November 30

Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'

The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world’s desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines
November 30
FILE - A UNICEF worker checks boxes of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine after their arrival at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 23, 2021. The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines. COVAX was supposed to avoid such inequality. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)
November 29

New Twitter CEO steps from behind the scenes to high profile

Newly named Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal (PUH-rag AH-gur-wahl) has emerged from behind the scenes to take over one of Silicon Valley’s highest-profile and politically volatile jobs
November 29
The logo for Twitter appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down as CEO of the social media platform, the company announced. He will be succeeded by Twitter's current Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 29

Duck-billed dinosaur may be one of many at Missouri site

Finding the fossils of a large duck-billed dinosaur in southern Missouri is exciting enough, but a paleontologist who helped lead the dig believes there are many more in the same area
November 29
In this undated photo provided by Peter J. Makovicky, a dinosaur's body has been wrapped with plaster bandages to protect it during removal and transport, in southern Missouri, as team members Akiko Shinya, left, and MInyoung Son tunnel through the clay under the jacket to loosen it so it can be flipped and the underside wrapped with plaster bandages. (Peter J. Makovicky via AP)
November 29

Twitter CEO steps down, leaves company at a crossroads

Jack Dorsey is leaving his post as Twitter’s chief executive
November 29
FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. Shares of Twitter are surging at the market open on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 following a report that Dorsey will be stepping down from his post. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File)
November 29

Nissan announces large investment in vehicle electrification

The Japanese automaker will spend nearly $18 billion over five years to accelerate its electrification plan.
November 29
The Japanese automaker will spend nearly $18 billion over five years to accelerate its electrification plan.
November 29

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down from his executive role at the social media platform

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will step down from his executive role at the social media platform
November 29
November 29

Cognizant CEO discusses fierce battle for technology talent

Computer chips aren't the only thing in short supply as the world emerges from the pandemic
November 29
November 29

Major retailers set for Cyber Monday

Research shows Black Friday sales were down online compared to pre-pandemic levels, which could mean better or longer sales for shoppers.
November 29
VIDEO: Major retailers set for Cyber Monday
November 28

Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth

As demand for renewable energy surges, “community solar” installations are popping up around the U.S. They're larger than home rooftop systems but smaller than utility-scale complexes
November 28
November 28

Researchers try producing potato resistant to climate change

University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes
November 28
FILE — Potatoes await harvesting at Green Thumb Farms, Sept. 27, 2017, in Fryeburg, Maine. University of Maine researchers are trying to produce potatoes that can better withstand warming temperatures as the climate changes. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
November 28

Benefits of digital fitness trackers don't trickle down to those with lower incomes

"The people who need this stuff most are least likely to receive it in."
November 28
The Fitbit Sense health smartwatch lies on display at the Fitbit stand at the IFA 2020 Special Edition consumer electronics and appliances trade fair, Sept. 3, 2020, in Berlin.
November 26

New Russian module docks with International Space Station

Progress is also delivering 700 kilos of various cargoes to the space station.
November 26
In this photo provided by the Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Soyuz rocket blasts off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. A Russian rocket blasted off successfully on Wednesday to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 6:06 p.m. (1306 GMT) from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carrying the Progress cargo ship with the Prichal (Pier) docking module attached to it. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
November 26

Italy, France deepen economic, defense cooperation

Italian Premier Mario Draghi said that a bilateral treaty signed Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron to deepen bilateral cooperation would in turn strengthen the European Union
November 26
France's President Emmanuel Macron, left, and Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi sign the Franco-Italian Quirinal Treaty next to Italy's President Sergio Mattarella, second left, and Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, right, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (Alberto Pizzoli / Pool photo via AP)
November 26

Black Friday deals on major streaming services

Hulu is offering a 99 cents per month for a one-year subscription, while Paramount Plus is offering a one-month free trial.
November 26
VIDEO:  Black Friday deals on major streaming services
November 25

Apple is close to having its own 5G modems for their 2023 iPhone models

Also, Macy's is auctioning off 10 NFTs featuring Thanksgiving Day parade balloons.
November 25
VIDEO: Apple is close to having it's own 5G modems for their 2023 iPhone models
November 25

Battery-powered airplanes, the next phase of green transportation

It's a bird... It's a plane... It's battery-powered?
November 25
The Eviation hanger located at a local airport in Arlington, Washington.
November 25

NASA's asteroid mission may show how planet with metal core, like Earth, formed

It will take years to reach the asteroid called Psyche.
November 25
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California work to integrate Hall thrusters into the Psyche spacecraft, on July 2021.
November 24

Oregon-born gray wolf dies after 'epic' California trek

An Oregon-born gray wolf that thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle
November 24
FILE - This February 2021 released by California Department of Fish and Wildlife, shows a gray wolf OR93, near Yosemite, Calif. An Oregon-born gray wolf that thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle, authorities said Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. No foul play was suspected in the death of the male wolf known as OR93, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a press release. (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File)
November 24

T-Mobile to pay nearly $20 million in settlement after outage in June 2020

The outage resulted in tens of thousands of failed 911 calls.
November 24
The outage resulted in tens of thousands of failed 911 calls.
November 24

NASA launches spacecraft to test asteroid defense concept

NASA has launched a spacecraft to test defending the earth from an asteroid.
November 24
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, spacecraft onboard, is seen ready for launch, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at Space Launch Complex 4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base in Calif. DART is the world's first full-scale planetary defense test, demonstrating one method of asteroid deflection technology. The mission was built and is managed by Johns Hopkins APL for NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
November 24

New Russian module launched to International Space Station

A Russian rocket has blasted off successfully to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station
November 24
In this photo taken from video provided by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, The Soyuz rocket blasts off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. A Russian rocket blasted off successfully on Wednesday to deliver a new docking module to the International Space Station. The Soyuz rocket lifted off as scheduled at 6:06 p.m. (1306 GMT) from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carrying the Progress cargo ship with the Prichal (Pier) docking module attached to it. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
November 24

Apple delays release of digital ID cards to 2022

The new feature will allow users to store their driver's license in Apple’s Wallet app.
November 24
VIDEO: Apple delays release of digital ID cards to 2022
November 24

LA luxury mall latest to be hit by smash-and-grab thieves

Los Angeles police say a group of thieves smashed windows at a department store at a luxury mall
November 24
A security guard stands outside the Nordstrom store at The Grove retail and entertainment complex in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Los Angeles police say a group of thieves smashed windows at the department store at the luxury mall late Monday, the latest incident in a trend of smash-and-grab crimes is part of a national trend. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia)
November 24

Samsung says it will build $17B chip factory in Texas

Samsung said it plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory in Texas amid a global shortage of chips used in phones, laptops, cars and other electronic devices
November 24
The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen outside the Samsung Electronics Seocho building in Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 25, 2020. Samsung Electronics on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 reported its highest quarterly profit in three years as it continues to see robust global demand for its computer memory chips. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 23

NASA tests mission to knock asteroids off course

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Dr. Lori Glaze, a NASA planetary science director, about a new mission called DART that will test knocking asteroids off course.
November 23
VIDEO: NASA tests mission to knock asteroids off course
November 23

By the Numbers: Michael Strahan going to space

"Good Morning America" co-host Michael Strahan is among those headed out of this world in latest Blue Origin crew.
November 23
VIDEO: By the Numbers: By the Numbers: Michael Strahan going to space
November 23

Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments

Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting
November 23
FILE - Cargo vessels are seen anchored offshore, sharing space with oil platforms, before heading into the Los Angeles-Long Beach port on Oct. 5, 2021. Oregonians are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus for any transformation on the Legislature. (AP Photo/Eugene Garcia, File)
November 23

NASA to test planetary defense technique to avoid potential asteroid collisions

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test consists of crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to shift its orbit, redirecting it away from Earth.
November 23
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test consists of crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid to shift its orbit, redirecting it away from Earth.