China urges balance on environment, economy in Antarctica
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese leader on Tuesday urged international representatives to strike a "proper balance" between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica, as the frozen continent's vulnerability to climate change raises worries that some nations could seek to exploit its natural resources....
Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse
CHICAGO (AP) -- Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?...
After 9 months in space, mouse sperm yield healthy mice
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday....
'Dancing w/the cosmos': Spacewalking astronauts make repairs
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed....
Bevy of bobcats: Thriving animals poised as next urban pest
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- As someone who has studied bobcats for almost four decades, wildlife ecologist John Litvaitis remembers many times returning from the field without spotting a single one of these solitary and shy creatures that often hunt at dusk....
PBS airing live nature special from Alaska this summer
NEW YORK (AP) -- PBS is collaborating with the BBC on a special live event this summer where cameras will try to catch bears, wolves, eagles and other wildlife in their natural habitat in Alaska....
'Winged' snake species from 5 million years ago discovered
GRAY, Tenn. (AP) -- A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee....
Land around powerlines could be boon to birds
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Transmission lines may be eyesores for most people but for songbirds, the forest around them might just be critical habitat....
Climate change taking toll on clarity of Lake Tahoe water
CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. (AP) -- Climate change is causing Lake Tahoe to warm sooner in the spring than it has historically, disrupting the normal mixing of shallow and deep water and undercutting gains made in reversing the loss of clarity of the cobalt mountain lake, scientists say....
New Zealand space launch has nation reaching for the stars
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States....
Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale wants an audit review of the state's $10 million funding for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last summer. The money was intended to be spent on event expenses including the venue license and construction costs. However year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission reveal a $4 million surplus from public and private money raised, while showing the convention's host committee paying out nearly $1 million in bonuses for staff members and awarding grants for Philadelphia schools and nonprofits.
Should the U.S. withdraw from NATO if other members refuse to commit more to their common defense?