Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from encr...

El Nino is back but it's late, weak and probably no big deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — An El Nino, which can alter weather worldwide, has formed but it's so weak and late that it shouldn't be a big deal, U.S. forecasters said. The National Oceanic and...

Trump's speech: Less analytical, more sure than predecessors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders are speaking far more simply and with more confidence than they did four score and seven years ago. Donald Trump's speech has accelerated that trend. A new ...

2018 was 4th warmest, but next 5 years could break records

WASHINGTON (AP) — While 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, even record-breaking. Two U.S. agen...

Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

WASHINGTON (AP) — True north isn't quite where it used to be. The magnetic north pole has been moving so fast that scientists on Monday released an update of where true north really ...

Ocean mixing that drives climate found in surprise location

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the key drivers of the world's climate is an area in the North Atlantic Ocean where warmer and colder water mix and swirl. When scientists went for their first close look at t...

Science Says: Get used to polar vortex outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem counterintuitive, but the dreaded polar vortex is bringing its icy grip to the Midwest thanks to a sudden blast of warm air in the Arctic. Get used to...

High heat but no record: 2018 was 4th warmest year on Earth

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis shows that while Earth was a tad cooler last year than the last couple of years, it was still the fourth warmest year on record. With the partial U.S...

On Twitter, limited number of characters spreading fake info

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tiny fraction of Twitter users spread the vast majority of fake news in 2016, with conservatives and older people sharing misinformation more, a new study finds. ...

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry. For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Ear...

Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and compute...

Former FEMA boss says border situation is not an emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday that what's happening on the U.S. southern border is no emergency. Craig Fugate, who ran th...

Side of the moon you can't see 'is not dark, it's just far'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the name of Pink Floyd's best-selling album, the side of the moon you can't see isn't always dark. But it is far. So scientists call the area where a Chines...

Science Says: A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided

WASHINGTON (AP) — Uranus is a lopsided oddity, the only planet to spin on its side. Scientists now think they know how it got that way: It was pushed over by a rock at least twice as big as Earth. ...

Weather agency chief: I've never briefed Trump on warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the government agency that monitors climate change says that in nearly two years he has never discussed the issue with President Donald Trump. Acting Na...