AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:44:28 -0500 Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:32:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/29/US--Obit-Laser.Inventor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Obit-Laser.Inventor c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-162f BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99. Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:54:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/28/Ancient-Skull/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_Ancient-Skull c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-18bc NEW YORK (AP) — Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave. Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:04:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/28/US--Scientist-Nuke.Secrets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Scientist-Nuke.Secrets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-17b0 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday. Where did the snow go? Blizzard was a miss, but not a bust Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:51:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/27/US--Where_s.The.Snow_/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Where_s.The.Snow_ c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-205f In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday. Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:21:54 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/27/US-SCI--Old.Solar.System/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Old.Solar.System c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2038 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered solar system — with five small rocky planets — makes ours look like a baby. Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur's notes on brewing beer Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:21:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/27/US-Pasteur_s-Beer-Notes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Pasteur_s-Beer-Notes c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1eee SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with after work will want to pay a visit to San Marino's Huntington Library. Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:37:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/26/US-SCI--Commercial.Space-Crew/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Commercial.Space-Crew c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-267e CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercial crew program starts flying in a couple of years. Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:24:47 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/25/US--Modified.Mosquitoes-Abridged/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Modified.Mosquitoes-Abridged c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2ce4 KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Spain: Cervantes searchers find casket with his initials Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:17:49 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/26/EU--Spain-Cervantes_.Bones/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Spain-Cervantes_.Bones c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2757 MADRID (AP) — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes said Monday that they found wooden fragments of a casket bearing the initials "M.C." with bones in and around them in a crypt underneath the chapel of a cloistered convent in Madrid. County suspends home purchase program over lava concerns Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:08:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/26/US--Hawaii.Volcano-Home.Program/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Hawaii.Volcano-Home.Program c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-254c HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii's Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold on a program that allows a county agency to buy homes near a geothermal power plant. Ex-Los Alamos scientist gets 5 years in nuke spy sting Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:24:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/28/US--Scientist-Nuke.Secrets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Scientist-Nuke.Secrets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-19c9 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and three years of supervised release Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:02:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/28/US--Scientist-Nuke.Secrets/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Scientist-Nuke.Secrets c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-1986 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced. Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:25:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/26/US-MED-Medical-Marijuana-Children/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-MED-Medical-Marijuana-Children c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2921 CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy. School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:29:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/23/US--Sea.Otter.Pup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Sea.Otter.Pup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-38ad SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researchers a rare look at a nursing mother. Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer' Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:32:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/23/EU--Britain-Oppenheimer/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Britain-Oppenheimer c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-3965 LONDON (AP) — Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season. Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:30:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/23/US--Hot.Fuel-Settlement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Hot.Fuel-Settlement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-367e KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday. NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera! Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:59:44 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/23/US-SCI-Pluto/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Pluto c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-390f CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's showtime for Pluto. Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:50:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/26/US--Pipeline-Spill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Pipeline-Spill c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-257b BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in eastern Montana, briefly contaminating the water supply of a city downstream. Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:57:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/25/US--Pipeline.Spill/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Pipeline.Spill c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2cbf GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed. Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:44:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/01/22/US--Measles-California/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Measles-California c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-4107 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children.