BY: LILA ALEXANDER - JUN 24, 2017
New robot has unusually good grip
University of California researchers have developed a robot that can figure out on the spot how to pick up an unfamiliar object with no pre-programming required.
BY: MAE OWEN - JUN 24, 2017
Tick that gives people meat allergies may be spreading
At least 100 new cases of lone-star tick bites have been reported in the past year in northern U.S. locales, including Minnesota, New Hampshire, and eastern Long Island, New York.
BY: JAMES SMITH - JUN 24, 2017
China achieves 'spooky' quantum entanglement in space
The satellite, named Micius after an ancient Chinese philosopher, successfully transmitted entangled photons between three widely separated land-based stations.
BY: SARAH WEBB - JUN 24, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in open hearing Tuesday
Committee members also want to understand Sessions' role in firing Comey in light of his recusal from the Russia investigation after his meetings with Kislyak were revealed.
BY: DAVID SIMS - JUN 24, 2017
Cats first domesticated in ancient Egypt, Near East, genetic study shows
The domesticated cat originated in ancient Egypt and the Near East about 10,000 years ago, according to a new genetic analysis.
BY: KRISTY DOUGLAS - JUN 24, 2017
Johns Hopkins researchers slow cancer growth with drugs
Approximately 90% of cancer deaths occur only after metastasis, according to Jayatilaka, who said that she and her colleagues first made a breakthrough when they discovered two proteins.
BY: IAN MARSH - JUN 24, 2017
Two-headed porpoise caught in North Sea
Kompaje observed in his study that scientists lack a complete understanding of what causes conjoined twins.
BY: JAMES CARLIN - JUN 24, 2017
Senate bill will punish Russia with new sanctions
The Senate will vote this week on a bill that would slap Russia with expanded sanctions in response to several Kremlin-orchestrated actions, including interference in the 2016 elections, and Sen.
U.S. ally responsible for mass torture and disappearances in Yemen
BY: KARA MENARD JUN 13, 2017
U.S. ally responsible for mass torture and disappearances in Yemen
Other detainees may have worked for Al Qaeda in some capacity. But they did so only because it was the de facto government in their community or region.
Trump throws environmental reviews to the ground in Infrastructure Week speech
BY: KRISTY DOUGLAS JUN 13, 2017
Trump throws environmental reviews to the ground in Infrastructure Week speech
President Trump denounced regulations and bureaucratic protocols governing construction projects in the United States in a press briefing promoting his vision for nationwide infrastructure development.
DOJ seeks dismissal of emoluments-clause lawsuit against Trump
BY: KARA MENARD JUN 13, 2017
DOJ seeks dismissal of emoluments-clause lawsuit against Trump
U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, an appointee of former Democratic President Barack Obama, is presiding over the case.
U.S.-backed forces advance on ISIS capital Raqqa
BY: JOSH CURLEE JUN 13, 2017
U.S.-backed forces advance on ISIS capital Raqqa
The Philippines and other southeast Asian nations have contended in the last few months with violence by ISIS-linked groups.
French president invites American climate scientists to take refuge in France
BY: LILA ALEXANDER JUN 13, 2017
French president invites American climate scientists to take refuge in France
Macron went on to openly invite the U.S. researchers to come to France and work with like-minded French colleagues on creating long-term solutions to climate change.
"Urban heat islands" endanger city life and the Earth's climate, says study
BY: LEON CLARKE JUN 13, 2017
The world's cities aren't just hotspots of population growth and commercial activity.
Supreme Court to rule on states' voter purges
BY: MARK SCHWARTZ JUN 13, 2017
Supreme Court to rule on states' voter purges
Ohio's policy of deleting voter registrations of inactive voters will be the subject of an upcoming Supreme Court case, the justices announced Tuesday.
Great Barrier Reef succumbing to climate change more quickly than expected
BY: JOSH CURLEE JUN 13, 2017
Great Barrier Reef succumbing to climate change more quickly than expected
The world's largest living structure shrank dramatically in the last two years and will continue to do so in the face of warming sea temperatures.
NASA to chase down an asteroid worth more than all the money on Earth
BY: JAMES CARLIN JUN 13, 2017
NASA to chase down an asteroid worth more than all the money on Earth
For comparison, the grant total value of all of the currency on Earth is only around $60 trillion.
Chris Cornell did not want to die, says wife
BY: DIRK TRUDEAU JUN 13, 2017
Chris Cornell did not want to die, says wife
But his widow, Vicky Cornell, said the 52-year-old musician gave no indication that he wanted to die.
Bono bans Donald Trump from concerts
BY: JOSH CURLEE JUN 13, 2017
Bono bans Donald Trump from concerts
Superstar Bono has banned United States President Donald Trump from attending U2's current tour in the country.
New research says that women fancy men who look like their brother
BY: CLIFF MOONEYHAM JUN 13, 2017
New research says that women fancy men who look like their brother
Participants chose the picture of the partner as the one that was most similar to the brother 27 percent of the time, which is only s bit higher than random chance.
Survival capsule designed to withstand tsunamis and earthquakes gets first buyer
BY: CARMELO SHEPPARD JUN 13, 2017
Survival capsule designed to withstand tsunamis and earthquakes gets first buyer
She has been experimenting with the quickest way to get into the capsule for an experience she admits she's not keen to take.
Amazon's touchscreen Alexa could launch this week
BY: ADAM WIDMER JUN 13, 2017
Amazon's touchscreen Alexa could launch this week
Reports claim that Amazon could launch its latest touchscreen Acho Smart assistant on Tuesday.
The UN warns US will lose jobs if it quits Paris Climate deal
BY: ADAM WIDMER JUN 13, 2017
The UN warns US will lose jobs if it quits Paris Climate deal
The United Nations Environment chief Eric Solheim warned on Thursday that the U.S would shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord.
North Korea vows to continue missile program
BY: AARON SIMS JUN 13, 2017
North Korea vows to continue missile program
North Korea said on Monday that it plans to continue its nuclear tests.