Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 3:28 pm

What cosmic crash confirmed: Einstein was as good as gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — When two extremely dense neutron stars crashed together in a distant galaxy, astronomers struck scientific gold, confirming previously unproven theories, including some from Albert Einstein.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 2:03 pm

Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 12:47 pm

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes, an Indonesian conservation group said Monday.

Posted on 16 October 2017 | 2:45 am

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

BERLIN (AP) — Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer in what scientists say is only the second such incident in over 40 years.

Posted on 15 October 2017 | 9:30 pm