Agricultural Science

Scientists: Puffin chicks starving with less food available

Aug 23, 2016

Scientists say Atlantic puffin chicks on Machias (muh-CHY'-us) Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine have had the worst breeding season ever recorded, with the majority of chicks starving to death in the burrows

Flooding in South puts a damper on US rice harvest

Aug 21, 2016

High water in Louisiana and Arkansas has put a damper on the nation's rice harvest

UK promises to maintain EU funding for farming, science

Aug 13, 2016

The British government says it will keep paying for European Union-funded agriculture, infrastructure and science projects until 2020, even if Britain leaves the bloc before then

Junk food fight: Science tests how birds compete for Cheetos

Aug 12, 2016

It's the early bird that gets the Cheetos but it's the bigger bird that steals it away, scientists find in snack food experiement.

Environmental Science
Environmental Science

Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs

Sep 22, 2016

Scientists are exposing tiny Dungeness crab babies to acidic seawater in lab experiments to understand how changing ocean chemistry due to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide may affect one of the West Coast's most lucrative species

Nothing to see here: Southeast Asia flummoxed by haze study

Sep 21, 2016

Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean authorities have dismissed research that smoky haze from catastrophic forest fires in Indonesia last year caused 100,000 deaths

Study estimates 100,000 deaths from Indonesia haze

Sep 19, 2016

Indonesian forest fires that choked a swath of Southeast Asia with a smoky haze for weeks last year may have caused more than 100,000 deaths, according to new research that will add to pressure on Indonesia's government to tackle the annual crisis

Materials Science
Math And Science Education

UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine history class after outcry

Sep 19, 2016

University of California, Berkeley administrators have reinstated a Palestinian history class amid an outcry over its suspension last week

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Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

Aug 25, 2016

Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

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ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

Aug 24, 2016

The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work

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Body donations on the rise at US medical schools

Aug 17, 2016

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number people leaving their bodies to science

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Math And Science Education

UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine history class after outcry

Sep 19, 2016

University of California, Berkeley administrators have reinstated a Palestinian history class amid an outcry over its suspension last week

Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

Aug 25, 2016

Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

ACT scores show many grads not ready for college-level work

Aug 24, 2016

The latest scores from the ACT college entrance exam suggest many of this year's high school graduates aren't ready for college-level course work

Body donations on the rise at US medical schools

Aug 17, 2016

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number people leaving their bodies to science

Oceanography

Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

Sep 24, 2016

Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if they continue to warm at the expected rate

Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs

Sep 22, 2016

Scientists are exposing tiny Dungeness crab babies to acidic seawater in lab experiments to understand how changing ocean chemistry due to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide may affect one of the West Coast's most lucrative species

AP Exclusive: Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life

Sep 17, 2016

Scientists in Hawaii are using a mini-submarine to visit underwater volcanoes and unlock their many secrets

Survival of the smallest? Bigger sea species more threatened

Sep 14, 2016

In the Earth's oceans these days, the bigger a species is, the more prone it is to die off

Relatives of Flight 370 victims to meet Australian searchers

Sep 5, 2016

A daughter of a passenger on board the missing Malaysia airliner says several relatives of victims will fly to Australia in a quest to better understand developments in the search for wreckage and to find some closure more than two years after the tragedy

Rare whale's recovery hurt by entanglements, scientists say

Aug 31, 2016

Scientists say the ability of an endangered species of Atlantic whale to recover is jeopardized by increasing rates of entanglement in fishing gear and a resultant drop in birth rates

Scientific Controversies
Scientific Ethics

Sanctuaries across US prepare for influx of lab chimpanzees

Sep 22, 2016

Sanctuaries across the country are preparing for an influx of retired private laboratory chimpanzees, now that the federal government has stopped backing experiments on humankind's closest relatives

GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study

Sep 15, 2016

House Republicans are calling for an independent review of allegations the National Football League sought to improperly influence a government study into the link between football and brain disease

European proposal to ban American lobsters to move forward

Sep 6, 2016

The European Union will conduct a more extensive review of a proposal to ban lobsters imported from the U.S. and Canada after a scientific panel concluded Sweden raised valid points in its request to declare the American lobster an invasive species

Space Exploration

SpaceX chief envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

Sep 28, 2016

SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to Mars, 'Battlestar Galactica' style

US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed

Sep 22, 2016

The lone American in orbit says she'll vote from the International Space Station if her homecoming is delayed

Samsung says 3 reports of China phone battery fire

Sep 21, 2016

Samsung Electronics said Wednesday it received three reports of Galaxy Note 7 battery fires in China and investigated two of them

Samsung says it has found no battery problem in China

Sep 19, 2016

Samsung Electronics says its investigation into the first report of a Galaxy Note 7 fire in China has found no battery problem, reducing concerns that its smartphone crisis had expanded to the world's largest mobile phone market

Space agency starts to unfold atlas of 1 billion stars in 3D

Sep 14, 2016

If space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map, and the European Space Agency says its mission to chart more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion in a year's time

Biometrics

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on immigration

Sep 1, 2016

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's day of clarification on immigration policy did not always hew to the actual circumstances for people in the country illegally or for the U.S. economy

Biotechnology
Engineering
Green Technology

Software co.: We warned Tesla about hands-free Autopilot use

Sep 16, 2016

The company that made the camera and computer system for Tesla Motors' semi-autonomous Autopilot says the electric car maker ignored its warnings of safety problems

China's electric vehicle industry shaken by scandal

Sep 13, 2016

China's electric vehicle industry, a flagship for Beijing's technology ambitions, has been rocked by scandal after five companies were caught collecting millions of dollars in subsidies for buses they never made

3-wheeled electric vehicle set to go on sale this year

Sep 9, 2016

A three-wheeled electric vehicle could be on the road this year in the U.S. and Canada

Tesla lays claim to world's fastest production car

Aug 23, 2016

Tesla Motors says new version of the Model S electric car is now the quickest production car in the world from zero to 60 miles per hour

Tesla: Removal of 'Autopilot' from Chinese site a mistake

Aug 15, 2016

Tesla says the term "Autopilot" was mistakenly removed from the electric car maker's website for China, but it was restored Monday

Green Technology

Software co.: We warned Tesla about hands-free Autopilot use

Sep 16, 2016

The company that made the camera and computer system for Tesla Motors' semi-autonomous Autopilot says the electric car maker ignored its warnings of safety problems

Global Positioning Systems

Greenland ice loss 40 trillion pounds bigger than thought

Sep 21, 2016

Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that uses GPS to help estimate how much is melting there

Railroads show little progress on key safety technology

Aug 17, 2016

A government report shows many commuter and freight railroads have made little progress installing safety technology designed to prevent deadly collisions and derailments despite a mandate from Congress

Industrial Technology

Automakers show off electrics at Paris show

Sep 29, 2016

Global automakers are showing off new electric vehicles at the Paris auto show as they look forward to a world of tighter emissions standards

Law Enforcement Technology

ACLU bills would require transparency on police surveillance

Sep 21, 2016

Bills being introduced in nearly a dozen cities will aim to force police departments to disclose the surveillance technologies they use

Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

Aug 25, 2016

Correction: UN Weapons Proliferation story

Listening device found in NZ team room, police notified

Aug 20, 2016

New Zealand Rugby says a listening device was found in a room used for team meetings ahead of its Rugby Championship test against Australia and the matter has been referred to Australian police

Medical Technology

FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

Sep 29, 2016

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed

Medical Technology

FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

Sep 29, 2016

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed

Gov. Baker planning first overseas trade mission to Israel

Sep 28, 2016

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is planning his first overseas trade mission to Israel

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine

Aug 25, 2016

Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping products are poisoning kids with nicotine

Body donations on the rise at US medical schools

Aug 17, 2016

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number people leaving their bodies to science

Military Technology

Connecticut undersea warfare center welcomes new commander

Sep 21, 2016

The outgoing commander of an undersea warfighting center in Connecticut says he's been working to make sure technology being developed for the Navy's submarine fleet is useful when it gets into sailors' hands

Textile And Apparel Technology
Weapons Technology

US: Bomber flew close to North Korean border amid standoff

Sep 22, 2016

The U.S. military says at least one of its supersonic bombers that flew over South Korea earlier this week in a display of military power approached the border with North Korea

Wireless Technology

Ex-Verizon worker accused of selling customer phone records

Sep 26, 2016

Federal prosecutors say a former Verizon Wireless technician used the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records _ as well as data showing where customers' phones were _ and sold them to an unnamed private investigator