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Study can't confirm lab results for many cancer experiments

An eight-year project to carefully repeat early but influential lab experiments in cancer research has reached a conclusion
23 minutes ago
FILE - A technician holds a laboratory mouse at the Jackson Laboratory, Jan. 24, 2006, in Bar Harbor, Maine. The lab ships more than two million mice a year to qualified researchers. Eight years ago, a team of researchers launched a project to carefully repeat influential lab experiments in cancer research. They recreated 50 experiments, the type of work with mice and test tubes that sets the stage for new cancer drugs. They reported the results Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021: About half the scientific claims didn’t hold up. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
33 minutes ago

Looted Gilgamesh tablet returns to Iraq in formal ceremony

A small clay tablet dating back 3,500 years and bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from an Iraqi museum during the 1991 Gulf War has returned to Iraq
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A recovered clay tablet from the United States is displayed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. The 3,500-year-old clay tablet bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago was formally returned to Iraq Monday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
3 hours ago

WhatsApp upgrades feature that makes messages disappear

Users can now turn on the disappearing messages tool by default to automatically delete conversations after a set period of time.
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VIDEO:  WhatsApp upgrades feature that makes messages disappear
December 07

Stellantis' AI strategy targets $22.6b in revenues by 2030

Carmaker Stellantis announced a strategy Tuesday to embed AI-enabled software in 34 million vehicles across its 14 brands targeting 20 billion euros ($22.6 billion) in annual revenues by 2030
December 07
December 06

Storm sweeps Hawaii, brings threat of ‘catastrophic’ floods

A strong storm packing high winds and extremely heavy rain across Hawaii has flooded roads and downed power lines and tree branches
December 06
People scramble to get out of the heavy rain on Waikiki Beach, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
December 06

Omicron v. delta: Battle of coronavirus mutants is critical

Scientists are poring over the latest data to try to understand who might win the battle of the coronavirus variants, the world-dominating delta or the latest competitor, omicron
December 06
People wait to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Hillbrow Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday Dec. 6, 2021. The new omicron variant appears to be driving a dramatic surge in South Africa, providing the world a glimpse of where the pandemic might be headed. (AP Photo/Shiraaz Mohamed)
December 06
FILE - A man sits in shade of a light pole at a bus stop, Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, in Phoenix. Extreme heat is not only uncomfortable, it's expensive. That's the conclusion of a study presented Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, by The Nature Conservancy, which commissioned a look at the costs of rising temperatures in Phoenix, the hottest large metropolitan area in the U.S. (AP Photo/Matt York,File)
December 06

Montana seeks to end protections for Glacier-area grizzlies

Montana officials are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to lift threatened species protections for grizzly bears in the northern part of the state
December 06
In this 2019 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) in Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. Grizzly bears are slowly expanding in the northern Rocky Mountains but scientists say they need continued protections and have concluded no other areas of the country would be suitable for the fearsome animals. The Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, released its first assessment in almost a decade on the status of grizzly bears in the contiguous U.S. (Joe Lieb/USFWS via AP)
December 06

Trump media venture gets scrutiny from US market regulators

Regulators are asking questions about the deal to bring Donald Trump’s new social media company to the stock market, one that has attracted both legions of fans of the former president and people looking to make a quick profit
December 06
FILE - In this July 24, 2021, file photo former President Donald Trump smiles as he pauses while speaking to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. Trump's new social media company forecasts it may have 81 million users by 2026, or nearly 7 million more people than voted for him in the last U.S. presidential election. The projection was filed on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021 with securities regulators by the company trying to bring Trump Media & Technology Group to the stock market. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
December 06

Scientists slam German tabloid's pandemic coverage

Scientific organizations in Germany have accused the country’s biggest-selling newspaper of contributing to public hostility against scientists during the coronavirus pandemic
December 06
People queue in front of a vaccination center to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
December 06

NASA's 10 new astronauts: pilots, doctor, physicist, cyclist

NASA has picked 10 new astronauts, half of them military pilots, as it looks ahead to the moon and Mars
December 06
This photo provided by NASA shows its 2021 astronaut candidate class, announced on Monday, Dec. 6, 2021. The 10 candidates stand for a photo at the Johnson Space Center in Houston on Dec. 3, 2021. From left are U.S. Air Force Maj. Nichole Ayers, Christopher Williams, U.S. Marine Corps Maj. (retired.) Luke Delaney, U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Jessica Wittner, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Anil Menon, U.S. Air Force Maj. Marcos Berríos, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Jack Hathaway, Christina Birch, U.S. Navy Lt. Deniz Burnham, and Andre Douglas. (Robert Markowitz/NASA via AP)
December 06

Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

She says more money should be devoted to research and preparation.
December 06
FILE - Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert on June 11, 2021. In excerpts released ahead of a speech Monday Dec. 6, 2021, Prof. Sarah Gilbert, one of the scientists behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, is warning that the next pandemic may more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP, file)
December 06

Norwegian archaeologists find late Iron Age longhouses

Norwegian archaeologists have found a cluster of longhouses including one of the largest in Scandinavia in the southeastern part of the country using ground-penetrating radar
December 06
December 06

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, N.C.

Toyota plans to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people, government officials said Monday
December 06
Toyota vehicles are displayed at the AutoMobility LA Auto Show Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 06

Shares of EV maker Lucid slide after disclosing SEC subpoena

Shares in the electric vehicle startup Lucid Group are tumbling after saying that it had been subpoenaed by regulators, apparently over the process by which it became a  publicly-traded company last summer
December 06
December 06

Facebook Messenger has new bill-splitting feature

"Split Payments" allows users to pay expenses they share with others.
December 06
VIDEO: Facebook Messenger has new bill-splitting feature
December 06

Alibaba appoints new CFO, reshuffles e-commerce businesses

China’s largest e-commerce group Alibaba said Monday it is appointing a new chief financial officer and reorganizing its e-commerce businesses amid a regulatory crackdown in the technology industry
December 06
FILE - The Alibaba logo is seen outside a building in Beijing on Nov. 16, 2021. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said in a statement Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, that it is replacing its CFO and restructuring its business as the company weathers a multifaceted crackdown on the industry. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
December 04

EXPLAINER: Stuck jet stream, La Nina causing weird weather

Winter has started out weird in the United States
December 04
FILE - Floodwater inundates homes along a road Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Sumas, Wash. Winter has started out weird in the United States. It's been flip flop weather in much of the country with the Pacific Northwest getting record rainfall and Denver and the Rockies still haven't seen their first significant snowfall of the season. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 03

Where's the snow? Rockies winter starts with a whimper

Denver’s winter has started with a whimper, and the parched mountains to the west aren’t faring much better
December 03
Derek Greenough basks in the sun at Cheesman Park Pavilion on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Denver. The city is close to breaking a record for its longest streak ever without snow. (AP Photo/Brittany Peterson)
December 03

Study suggests past COVID infection may not fend off omicron

South African scientists are warning that the new omicron variant may be causing more reinfections among COVID-19 survivors than earlier virus mutants
December 03
An Orange Farm, South Africa, resident receives her jab against COVID-19 Friday Dec. 3, 2021 at the Orange Farm multipurpose center. South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 03

Scientists use stem cells to create models of pre-embryos

Scientists are using human stem cells to create a structure that mimics a pre-embryo and can serve as a research alternative to a real one
December 03
This image, provided by the Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, shows a human “blastoid” created in a lab. A new study in Nature on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, shows how scientists created this structure that mimics a blastocyst, a ball of cells that form within a week of fertilization, and can be used in research. (Photo by Alok Javali, Heidar Heidari and Theresa Sommer/Institute of Molecular Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences via AP)
December 03

Google to unveil its first smartwatch in 2022

The watch is expected to include fitness-tracking features and will compete with the Apple Watch.
December 03
VIDEO:  Google to unveil its first smartwatch in 2022
December 03

Facebook 'failing' to tackle COVID-19 misinformation, study claims

Researchers claim Facebook isn't enforcing policies on COVID-19 misinformation.
December 03
A Facebook icon is seen on a smartphone, Nov. 24, 2021.
December 02

NASA astronauts complete spacewalk

Two NASA astronauts completed an hours-long spacewalk on Thursday morning that was earlier postponed due to a "debris risk."
December 02
Two NASA astronauts completed an hours-long spacewalk on Thursday morning that was earlier postponed due to a "debris risk."
December 02

NASA astronauts complete spacewalk postponed due to debris risk

Two astronauts replaced a faulty antenna on the space station.
December 02
Astronauts conduct a spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna on the International Space Station (ISS), Dec. 2, 2021.
December 02

Spacewalking astronauts replace antenna after debris scare

Spacewalking astronauts have replaced a broken antenna outside the International Space Station after getting NASA's all-clear for orbiting debris
December 02
This photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Tom Marshburn replaces a broken antenna outside the International Space Station after getting NASA's all-clear for orbiting debris, on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. Marshburn and Kayla Barron completed the job Thursday. (NASA via AP)
December 02

Debt collectors can now contact you on social media

New financial rules allow debt collectors to send direct messages to users across social media platforms.
December 02
VIDEO:  Debt collectors can now contact you on social media
December 02

Global health authorities warn against 'blanket' travel bans

These bans could disincentivize sharing research and sequencing, the WHO said.
December 02
Travelers arrive from international flights at Newark Liberty International Airport, Nov. 30, 2021, in Newark, N.J.
December 02

Island turns into open-air lab for tech-savvy volcanologists

The scientists come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision instruments.
December 02
Scientists from CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) take geophysics measurements on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. They come with eagle-eyed drones and high-precision spectrometers. Aided by satellites, they analyze gas emissions and the extent and direction of molten rock flows. And, on the ground, they collect everything from nanoparticles to 'lava bombs' the size of watermelons that one of nature's most powerful forces hurl as incandescent projectiles. (AP Photo/Taner Orribo)
December 01

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
December 01
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

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