Q&A: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on global strikes

NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she's overwhelmed by the success of Friday's climate protests. But the 16-year-old who sparked the global movemen...

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and...

Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95. Kraft made key d...

Chris Kraft, 1st flight director for NASA, dies at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95. Kraft made key d...

The heat goes on: June toastiest on record, July may follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record this year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged ...

Winners overlook rigged games' lack of fairness, study finds

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose. A new experiment, playe...

Best way to fight climate change? Plant a trillion trees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most effective way to fight global warming is to plant lots of trees, a study says. A trillion of them, maybe more. And there's enough room, Swiss scientists sa...

Floating Antarctic ice goes from record high to record lows

WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of ice circling Antarctica is suddenly plunging from a record high to record lows, baffling scientists. Floating ice off the southern continent steadily ...

Survey sees biggest US honeybee winter die-off yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of beekeeper shows that winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet. The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership from se...

Old spy images reveal Himalayan glaciers are melting fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cold War era spy satellite images are showing scientists that glaciers on the Himalayas are now melting about twice as fast as they used to. The Asian mountain rang...

Weather Service: Expect a slightly weaker hurricane season

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. weather officials say the Atlantic hurricane season should be near normal. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15...

Amazon's Bezos says he'll send a spaceship to the moon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos says he's going to send a spaceship to the moon, joining a resurgence of lunar interest half a century after people first set foot there. B...

Science Says: Why biodiversity matters to you

You may go your entire life without seeing an endangered species, yet the globe's biodiversity crisis threatens all of humanity in numerous unseen or unrecognized ways, scientists say. ...

Meet the T. rex cousin who you could literally look down on

WASHINGTON (AP) — History's most frightening dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex, came from a long line of pipsqueaks. Scientists have identified a new cousin of the T. rex as a dinosaur...

United Nations to offer first report on global biodiversity

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is. The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at t...