Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the continent.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 6:12 pm

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria?

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 3:26 pm

Sexual harassment rampant in science, culture change urged

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual harassment is rampant in academic science, and colleges and universities that train new scientists need a system-wide culture change so women won't be bullied out of the field, a national advisory group said Tuesday.

Posted on 12 June 2018 | 10:16 am

Some lava evacuees may return to homes during 'stable' flow

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials on Hawaii's Big Island let some people back into their homes and scaled down emergency operations Monday as lava flowed into the ocean on a path that wasn't threatening new areas.

Posted on 11 June 2018 | 6:34 pm

Scientists in Germany seek to find mass of 'ghost particle'

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers in Germany have started collecting data with a 60 million euro ($71 million) machine designed to help determine the mass of the universe's lightest particle.

Posted on 11 June 2018 | 2:42 am