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OECD Predicts Unsustainable Rise in Use of Raw Materials

OECD Predicts Unsustainable Rise in Use of Raw Materials

Oct 22
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is warning that the world's consumption of raw materials will rise sharply, putting greater pressure on the environment.

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

Europe, Japan Send Spacecraft on 7-Year Journey to Mercury

By Marie Yamaguchi and Frakn Jordans | Oct 21
European and Japanese space agencies said an Ariane 5 rocket successfully lifted a spacecraft carrying two probes into orbit Saturday for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.

Trump Space Force Plan is Grounded in Real Needs but Hazy

Trump Space Force Plan is Grounded in Real Needs but Hazy

By Robert Burns | Oct 21
With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space.

Trump Space Force Plan Is Grounded in Real Needs but Hazy

Trump Space Force Plan Is Grounded in Real Needs but Hazy

By Robert Burns | Oct 20
With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate.

Potentially Deadly Infection Hits California Sea Lions

Potentially Deadly Infection Hits California Sea Lions

Oct 18
A rescue center says California sea lions are coming down with a potentially fatal bacterial infection in near-record numbers.

Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger in Diabetics

Obesity Surgery May Lower Heart Attack Danger in Diabetics

By Carla K. Johnson | Oct 18
Obesity surgery may dramatically lower the danger of heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes, new research suggests, reinforcing evidence that benefits extend beyond weight loss.

Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East in U.S., Study Finds

Tornadoes Are Spinning Up Farther East in U.S., Study Finds

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 18
Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows.

AP Fact Check: Trump Misses on Storms, Science, Clean Air

AP Fact Check: Trump Misses on Storms, Science, Clean Air

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 18
President Donald Trump in his interview with The Associated Press said he has "a natural instinct for science." But what he said about hurricanes, clean air and climate doesn't quite get the science right.

As Sea Ice Melts, Some Say Walruses Need Better Protection

As Sea Ice Melts, Some Say Walruses Need Better Protection

By Dan Joling | Oct 17
How well walruses cope with less sea ice is at the heart of a legal fight over whether walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them an added protection against human encroachments.

Life-Sized Plastic Whale to Raise Ocean Pollution Awareness

Life-Sized Plastic Whale to Raise Ocean Pollution Awareness

Oct 17
Artists are putting the finishing touches on an 82-foot-long (24-meter-long) blue whale made from discarded plastic that will be on display near San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution.

Shanghai Airport Automates Check-In with Facial Recognition

Shanghai Airport Automates Check-In with Facial Recognition

By Erika Kinetz | Oct 17
It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology

Global Warming to Leave Us Crying in Costlier Beer

Global Warming to Leave Us Crying in Costlier Beer

By Seth Borenstein | Oct 17
Add beer to chocolate , coffee and wine as some of life's little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say.

NASA Astronaut Describes Close Call Following Failed Launch

NASA Astronaut Describes Close Call Following Failed Launch

By Marcia Dunn | Oct 17
The NASA astronaut who survived last week's failed launch and emergency landing knew he needed to stay calm when his space capsule ripped from his damaged rocket and plunged steeply back to Earth.

Trump Says Climate Change Not A Hoax, Not Sure of Its Source

Trump Says Climate Change Not A Hoax, Not Sure of Its Source

Oct 16
President Donald Trump is backing off his claim that climate change is a hoax but says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests that the climate will "change back again."

DNA Evidence Less to Exoneration, New Arrests in 1998 Killing

DNA Evidence Less to Exoneration, New Arrests in 1998 Killing

Oct 16
A Southern California man wrongly convicted of murdering his lover two decades ago has been exonerated and new arrests have been made in the case, authorities said Monday.

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