Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.
"It'll relax you," the friend assured.
The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up...
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie "Ad Astra," had a burning question for a real-life astronaut.
New comet likely visitor from another solar system
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The solar system may have another foreign guest.
Both NASA and the European Space Agency are reporting that a newly discovered comet zooming toward the sun is...
Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger
WASHINGTON (AP) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems.
New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even...
Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across US West
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the wide-ranging bird species...
US biologists eye unusual deaths of Alaska ice seals
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seals that rely on sea ice off Alaska's northwest coast have been dying at uncommon rates, and federal marine mammal biologists Thursday declared an "unusual mortality...
Report says airlines’ carbon emissions are growing fast
U.S. airlines are increasing their emissions of climate-changing gases much faster than they are boosting fuel efficiency, according to an environmental group's report.
AP-NORC poll: 64% disapprove of Trump’s climate change views
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and...
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A private West Virginia university will reinstate several academic and athletic programs that were dropped amid a financial crisis.
Maine ocean institute launching new climate center
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine science facility named for a body of water that is one of the fastest warming on Earth is launching a new center focused on climate.
Correction: Clinic-Sperm Mix-up story
VERONA, N.J. (AP) — In a story Sept. 12 about a lawsuit filed against a New Jersey fertility clinic, The Associated Press erroneously identified the institutional affiliation of the clinic's...
Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels
BOSTON (AP) — Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs.
At least according to a study that Thursday earned a 2019 Ig Nobel, the annual Nobel Prize spoof that rewards weird,...
Study: Emissions in Rhode Island are higher than calculated
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new study released Thursday estimates that Rhode Island's greenhouse gas emissions are higher than previously calculated.
London police arrest 5 over planned Heathrow drone protest
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested five people over a plan by environmental activists to fly drones near Heathrow Airport.
The Metropolitan Police force says three men and...
Concerns grow over tainted sewage sludge spread on croplands
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — For more than 20 years, the eastern Michigan town of Lapeer sent leftover sludge from its sewage treatment plant to area farms, supplying them with high-quality, free...
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English Channel dolphins carry ‘toxic cocktail’ of chemicals
BERLIN (AP) — Bottlenose dolphins in the English Channel harbor a "toxic cocktail" of chemicals, some of which have been banned for decades and which may be harming the rare marine mammals'...
Jolting discovery: Powerful new electric eel found
WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers report two newly discovered species of electric eels in South America, one of which can deliver a bigger jolt than any other known animal.
Federal research ship to begin studies in the Gulf in 2023
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal research vessel operated by universities in Louisiana and Mississippi is expected to begin studies in the Gulf of Mexico in 2023.
Climate change skeptic stepping down from White House post
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a well-known critic of mainstream climate science findings will step down as a member of the president's National Security Council.
A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV
Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient's HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus.
Water, temperature right for life at another star’s planet
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In a tantalizing first, scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system that has temperatures suitable for life.
Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos
CREMONA, Italy (AP) — Scientists announced Wednesday they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct northern white rhino as part of an international effort to save the species,...
University of Montana daycare reopens after asbestos cleanup
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A daycare center has reopened at the University of Montana more than eight months after it was shut down because of asbestos contamination.
University: Losing Hawaii telescope risks billions in funds
HONOLULU (AP) — Losing the Thirty Meter Telescope could mean losing billions of dollars in research funding over the next few decades, a senior University of Hawaii official said.
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US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in a move that critics contend is deferring management to states...
NASA mission scheduled to blast off from Virginia
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA has announced plans to launch a rocket from Virginia to the International Space Station next month.
A news release says Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft...
UW-Gonzaga expanding medical school partnership in Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The University of Washington and Gonzaga University are expanding their health sciences partnership in Spokane.
The schools announced Monday they will move several...
Experts say adapting to climate change can pay off manifold
BERLIN (AP) — A group of leaders from business, politics and science have called for a massive investment in adapting to climate change over the next decade, arguing it would reap significant...
MIT scandal highlights thorny ethics of university donations
BOSTON (AP) — While MIT grapples with new allegations about its financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, other universities that accepted donations from the disgraced financier say they have no plans to...
The Latest: Gates’ office denies gift’s link to Epstein
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on how universities are dealing with past donations from Jeffrey Epstein (all times local):
General: US faces ‘Sputnik moment’ in space race competition
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. has reached a new "Sputnik moment" in which the military must act to keep the nation's competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia,...
NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said his agency likely violated its scientific integrity rules last week when it publicly...
Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity.
Mixed results for statewide education assessment tests
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest education assessment tests show mixed results for New Hampshire students.
The annual exams measure proficiency in math and English for grades three through...
India locates lander lost on final approach to moon
NEW DELHI (AP) — The lander module from India's moon mission was located on the lunar surface on Sunday, one day after it lost contact with the space station, and efforts are underway to try to...
$15 million South Carolina science center expansion begins
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An upstate South Carolina school district has started work on a new $15 million building at its science center.
WSPA-TV reports the Greenville County school district...
Leaf peepers could peep for science with Acadia climate work
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Scientists say vacation photos from Maine's Acadia National Park could help them understand changes in fall foliage as the world warms.
LSU graduate student killed during gas station robbery
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An LSU graduate student was killed during a robbery at a Baton Rouge gas station.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says a man entered Mr. Lucky's Valero...
Pope denounces exploitation of Madagascar’s unique resources
ANTANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the illegal logging and exploitation of Madagascar's unique natural resources on Saturday as he opened a visit to the Indian Ocean nation by...
Lauded ex-Virginia Tech researcher sentenced to probation
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech scientist found guilty of conspiring to commit federal grant fraud has been sentenced to probation.
India loses touch with lander on its final approach to moon
BANGALORE, India (AP) — India's space agency said it lost touch with its Vikram lunar lander on Saturday as it made its final approach to the moon's south pole to deploy a rover to search for...
Dorian’s floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina
ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina's Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to...
DNA hints the Loch Ness ‘monster’ might be giant eel
NEW YORK (AP) — A scientist who collected DNA from Scotland's Loch Ness suggests the lake's fabled monster might be a giant eel.
Neil Gemmell from the University of Otago in New Zealand says...
Scientists to use Minecraft to help students study space
ORONO, Maine (AP) — A team with researchers in Maine and Illinois is working on a project to use the video game Minecraft to get students interested in science and space.
AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three-quarters of Americans see weather disasters, like Hurricane Dorian, worsening and most of them blame global warming to some extent, a new poll finds.