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IU alum gives IU $60M for an artificial intelligence center

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana University alumnus who founded a technology company has donated $60 million to IU for the creation of an artificial intelligence center. ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy made the donation, which is the...

 

Minnesota hit hard by declining bird population

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It used to be that taking a walk in the spring or summer in western Minnesota meant seeing — or more often, hearing — a western meadowlark, a medium-sized bird with a cheery, lilting song that's synonymous with the open...

 

Exxon trial probes how oil giant accounts for climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations to combat global warming. The lawsuit, which is set to go to trial...

 

Study: California's big July quakes strain major fault

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move,...

 

Space station's 2 women prep for 1st all-female spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Men have floated out the hatch on all 420 spacewalks conducted over the past half-century. That changes Friday with spacewalk No. 421. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir will make "HERstory," as NASA is call...

 

Scientists discover big storms can create 'stormquakes'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes. They're calling them "stormquakes." It's a shaking of the sea floor during a hurricane or nor'easter that rumbles like a magnitude 3.5...

 

I study teen suicide and believe clinical science can predict who is at risk

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) People often ask me what I do for a living. In the past, I would start with something vague, saying things like...

 

Seniors can use virtual reality for travel, health issues

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Joy Golliver recently visited the Washington state community where she and her late husband lived for more than 20 years. And her sons, who live in Seattle, texted their 84-year-old mother asking how she was able to travel...

 

State officials ask for input on $10M for climate projects

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials are asking for the public's input on how to spend $10 million approved for climate resilience projects. The Department of Environmental Management is scheduled to hold a public hearing on proposed...

 

Lithium ion Nobel Prize shows how individual brainstorms add up to world-transforming innovations

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Nobel Prizes in Chemistry seem to rotate between novel compounds, revolutionary measurement techniques, and insights...

 

Fishermen live in stain of Venezuela's broken oil industry

CABIMAS, Venezuela (AP) — Nobody lives as closely with the environmental fallout of Venezuela's collapsing oil industry as the fishermen who scratch out an existence on the blackened, sticky shores of Lake Maracaibo. The once prized source of vast...

 

With warming, get used to blackouts to prevent wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect more preventative power blackouts in California as the climate gets hotter and drier and the wildfire season gets nastier and longer, scientists say. The Golden State already is fire-prone with lots of dry plants and...

 

NASA conducts spacewalk as world's 1st spacewalker dies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts replaced oversized batteries outside the International Space Station on Friday, as news broke of the death of the world's first spacewalker. NASA interrupted live TV coverage of its second spacewalk this week...

 

New fresco with gladiators discovered in Pompeii

ROME (AP) — Archeologists excavating what may have been an ancient Roman drinking den in the ruined city of Pompeii said Friday they have unearthed a well-preserved wall painting of gladiators in action, complete with realistically gory wounds....

 

Nobel prize honors breakthroughs on lithium-ion batteries

STOCKHOLM (AP) — If you're reading this on a cellphone or laptop computer, you might thank the three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry for their work on lithium-ion batteries. The batteries power cellphones, laptops, electric cars...

 

3 win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices — and reduced the...

 

University of Illinois announces new technology center

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois' engineering college and a company led by a graduate of the school are partnering on a technology center. The $100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments will develop...

 

Bringing the science of outdoors indoors at The Bishop

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Stepping into the newly completed Mosaic Backyard Universe is more like stepping off a back porch with a direct view of the solar system and the inner workings of a tree all while digging up fossils, and it was designed to...

 

Astronauts replace old batteries in 1st of 5 spacewalks

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts hustled through the first of five spacewalks to replace old batteries at the International Space Station on Sunday. Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan removed three old batteries and installed two new ones...

 

Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The solar system has a new winner in the moon department. Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said Monday. That beats Jupiter and its 79 moons. "It was fun...

 

Going with the floe: Scientists to set up Arctic ice camp

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have chosen an ice floe on which to begin setting up a research camp for a year-long international expedition to study the Arctic, Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute said Friday. After several days of searching,...

 

B-17 crash raises questions about vintage plane safety

The roar of its four engines, the plexiglass nose, the bristling machine guns — for history buffs and aviation enthusiasts, few thrills compare with that of a flight aboard aircraft like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the World War II bomber that...

 

Alaska's northern fur seals find refuge on tip of volcano

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s northern fur seal population for three decades has been classified as depleted, but the marine mammals are showing up in growing numbers at an unlikely location _ a tiny island that forms the tip of an active...

 

Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate

MADRE DE DIOS, Peru (AP) — Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower. But around the world, people are putting shovels to ground to help it happen. In a corner of the Peruvian Amazon, where illegal gold mining has...

 

Virtual tour lets hospital patients join in fun at Omaha zoo

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eric Iler laughed with his kids, paused for a family photo and took in the sights at the Omaha zoo's Asian Highlands exhibit — and he did it all from his hospital room at the Immanuel Rehabilitation Institute. Iler was...

 

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