AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:24:42 -0400 CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:15:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/19/US--Ebola-US.Response/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Ebola-US.Response c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-a9b ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed. Argentina launches its first home-built satellite Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:30:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/17/LT--Argentina-Satellite/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_LT--Argentina-Satellite c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-16af BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina launched its first domestically built communications satellite Thursday. Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:45:46 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/16/US-SCI-Comet-at-Mars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Comet-at-Mars c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-1988 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so. Feds: Don't expect winter to be polar vortex redux Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:11:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/16/US-SCI--Winter.Forecast/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Winter.Forecast c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-1a80 WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here's some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say. University knocks down tweet that Ebola airborne Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:15:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/16/US-MED-Ebola-Tweet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-MED-Ebola-Tweet c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-1ad0 University of Minnesota officials are knocking down a tweet claiming its researchers say Ebola is airborne. Image of Asia: A day for eradicating poverty Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:24:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/17/AS-Asia-Photo-Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS-Asia-Photo-Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-1511 In this photo by Altaf Qadri, an Indian squatter smokes as others sleep on rented cots at a public park near Jama Masjid, or the Grand Mosque, in New Delhi. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, observed on Oct. 17, was designated by the U.N. General Assembly to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in the world. About 400 million Indians — a quarter of the country's population — are living in poverty under $1.25 a day. Success for 2nd station spacewalk in 2 weeks Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:59:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/15/US-SCI--Space.Station/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Space.Station c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-1fb9 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts replaced a failed electrical unit at the International Space Station on Wednesday, restoring full power to the orbiting lab. Study: Natural gas surge won't slow global warming Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:26:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/15/US-SCI-Natural-Gas-Climate/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Natural-Gas-Climate c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-2093 WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn't quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won't slow global warming, a new study projects. Spacecraft to attempt comet landing next month Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:23:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/15/EU--Europe-Comet.Chaser/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Europe-Comet.Chaser c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-2161 BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet. Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:07:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/15/US--Facebook-Apple-Reproductive.Perks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Facebook-Apple-Reproductive.Perks c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-219a NEW YORK (AP) — Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Image of Asia: Walking apples and a phone in China Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:01:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/16/AS-Asia-Photo-Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS-Asia-Photo-Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-1b51 In this photo by Ng Han Guan, performance artist Han Bing drags an iPhone and his friend Hui Li drags a string of apples in a shopping district where an Apple retail store is located in Beijing. Passersby stared at the performance, some snapping pictures, before security guards escorted the artist away. Han Bing says the walk is intended to highlight our obsession with the mobile phone and in particular Apple's product. The performance is a continuation of his past walks with a brick and a cabbage in various cities to raise questions about our attachments to things. Image of Asia: Demanding flood relief in Kashmir Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:54:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/15/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-21b6 In this photo by Mukhtar Khan, a woman blocks a road during a protest demanding help for people affected by flooding in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. The flooding in early September killed 281 people, destroyed at least 100,000 homes and caused an estimated $17 billion in damage in the region. Kashmiris, who already deeply resent India's rule over the region, accuse the central government of neglecting the region's need. Hundreds of thousands of people may still be homeless by December, when freezing temperatures will come to the Himalayan territory. Study links hundreds of Ohio quakes to fracking Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/14/US--Gas.Drilling-Earthquakes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Gas.Drilling-Earthquakes c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-24b7 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. With their mark on Earth, humans may name era, too Tue, 14 Oct 2014 03:29:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/14/US-SCI-Age-of-Humans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Age-of-Humans c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-28c3 WASHINGTON (AP) — People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans. Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:37:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/14/US--Big.Polar.Bear/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Big.Polar.Bear c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-2722 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak's part-time job on polar bear patrol in the village of Kaktovik, Alaska, usually means chasing the animals back to the Beaufort Sea. But she wasn't expecting to shoo one of the biggest bears she's ever seen out of a house last week. Ebola and food security topic at World Food Prize Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:04:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/14/US-World-Food-Prize/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-World-Food-Prize c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-29cf DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The West African Ebola epidemic and its impact on food security will be a topic of discussion as international dignitaries gather for the annual World Food Prize award ceremony to discuss the challenges of feeding a growing world population. 4 Northern California faults primed for big quakes Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:49:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/13/US-Quake-Threat/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Quake-Threat c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-2b54 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three fault segments running beneath Northern California and its roughly 15 million people are overdue for a major earthquake, including one section that lies near the dams and canals that supply much of the state's water, according to a geological study published Monday. Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:44:34 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/14/US--Facebook-Apple-Reproductive.Perks/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Facebook-Apple-Reproductive.Perks c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-24e7 NEW YORK (AP) — Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages — frozen eggs? Image of Asia: Volcanic lightning on display Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:42:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/14/AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS--Asia.Photo.Showcase c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-27d7 In this photo made with a slow shutter speed by Binsar Bakkara, volcanic lightning is seen from Jeraya village, about 7 kilometers from erupting Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano released hot clouds six times Tuesday. The volcano's alert status remains at the third-highest level, advising residents to stand ready to flee if conditions worsen. More than 3,200 people are staying in 16 temporary shelters due to Sinabung's recent eruptions. Retired shuttle Endeavour exhibit closer to launch Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:33:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/10/10/US--Space.Shuttle.Endeavour/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Space.Shuttle.Endeavour c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-3b31 LOS ANGELES (AP) — The space shuttle Endeavour on Thursday was paired once again with a space lab and storage pod it used on some missions, as the countdown to its final exhibit continues at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.