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Census says more than 60% of US men are fathers

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Fathers in the U.S. tend to be better educated than men without children, and relatively few men have children over age 40. These are some of the conclusions in a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau, just in tim...

 

Perfectly preserved head of Ice Age wolf found in Siberia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists have found the furry head of an Ice Age wolf perfectly preserved in the Siberian permafrost. The head of a wolf, which died 40,000 years ago, was discovered in the Russian Arctic region of Yakutia. Valery...

 

Student archaeologists unearth tavern in eastern N Carolina

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (AP) — An excavation is subtly shifting the story of colonial Brunswick Town, on the west bank of the Cape Fear River. For the fifth summer in a row, East Carolina's Archaeology Field School is working at Brunswick Town-Fort...

 

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement ...

 

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing...

 

Trump aims to slash number of federal advisory committees

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to take an ax to federal advisory committees, ordering that their numbers be slashed. Trump signed an executive order Friday that directs every federal agency to evaluate the need for all of its...

 

What's so bad about processed foods? Scientists offer clues

NEW YORK (AP) — Chips, soda and frozen pizzas tend to be full of salt, sugar and fat, but now scientists are trying to understand if there's something else about such processed foods that might be bad for us. Already, the spread of cheap, packaged...

 

Emails: Trump official pressed NASA on climate science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once a skeptic about climate change, Jim Bridenstine came around to the prevailing view of scientists before he took over as NASA administrator. That evolution did not sit well with a Trump environmental adviser, nor a think-tank...

 

New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections

Brian Jetter was on life support, a healthy 40-year-old suddenly battling pneumonia and sepsis, and a slew of tests had failed to find the cause. Mystery illnesses like this kill thousands of people each year when germs can't be identified fast...

 

Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. In a complex of lofty tombs in the Pamir Mountains — a region near the borders of modern...

 

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to simplify the "regulatory maze" for producers....

 

Study: Iowa nation's top human, livestock waste producer

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa leads the nation in the amount of human and animal waste it produces, and the management of animal manure continues to be a pressing environmental concern, according to a University of Iowa research engineer. Chris...

 

In hot water? Study says warming may reduce sea life by 17%

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says. Every degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) tha...

 

Scientists feel chill of crackdown on fetal tissue research

WASHINGTON (AP) — To save babies from brain-damaging birth defects, University of Pittsburgh scientist Carolyn Coyne studies placentas from fetuses that otherwise would be discarded — and she's worried this kind of research is headed for the chop...

 

Crickets crucial species in Mammoth Cave

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kurt Helf crawled through Mammoth Cave National Park, holding a humidity-measuring device in one hand and a camera in the other. He leaned in awkward positions parallel to limestone curvatures, joking that "yoga is coming in...

 

State launches effort using phone app to reduce stillbirths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is using education and technology in a campaign to prevent stillbirths. The new effort is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Health and Count the Kicks, a public awareness campaign that includes a smartphone...

 

China may restrict tech access in spiraling US trade dispute

BEIJING (AP) — China is creating a system to protect its technology, according to state media, as the U.S. restricts the access of Chinese companies to American technology in a spiraling trade dispute. The People's Daily newspaper said Sunday that...

 

Boom in electric scooters leads to more injuries, fatalities

Andrew Hardy was crossing the street on an electric scooter in downtown Los Angeles when a car struck him at 50 miles per hour and flung him 15 feet in the air before he smacked his head on the pavement and fell unconscious. The 26-year-old snapped...

 

Long-distance trip: NASA opening space station to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. Th...

 

Master planning begins for renovating LA's La Brea Tar Pits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three architect-led teams will compete for the job of leading master planning for renovation of Los Angeles' famed La Brea Tar Pits. Officials of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County announced the beginning of the...

 

Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence

SEATTLE (AP) — Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing. At least 1.4 million Americans...

 

Trump halts fetal tissue research by government scientists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue,. The Health and Human Services Department said in a statement that government-funded research by uni...

 

Is there finally more help in the fight against robocalls?

NEW YORK (AP) — New tools are coming to fight robocalls, but don't expect unwanted calls to disappear. Political gridlock could derail bills aimed at beefing up enforcement and forcing phone companies to do more. The companies have been slow to...

 

YouTube updates hate speech guidelines to prohibit videos

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube updated its hate speech policies Wednesday to prohibit videos with white supremacy and neo-Nazi viewpoints. The video streaming company says it has already made it more difficult to find and promote such videos, but...

 

Study: US West forest fires release less carbon than thought

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from forest fires in the U.S. West is being greatly overestimated, possibly leading to poor land management decisions, researchers at the University of Idaho said....

 

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