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...

Emails: Trump official consulting climate-change rejecters

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration national security official has sought help from advisers to a think tank that disavows climate change to challenge widely accepted scientific findings on globa...

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...

UN Chief says 'total disaster' if warming not stopped

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Secretary-General says the world must dramatically change the way it is fueled to limit future warming to a level scientists call the nearly impossible. ...

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...

Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a ne...

Robotic device winds its own way through beating pig heart

WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing from the way cockroaches skitter along walls, scientists have created a robotic device that safely guides itself through the delicate chambers of a pig's heart as it's beat...

Notre Dame's age, design fueled fire and foiled firefighters

NEW YORK (AP) — Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner? Experts say the combination of a st...

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — An Israeli spacecraft crashed into the moon Thursday just moments before touchdown, failing in an ambitious attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar landing. ...

Seeing is believing: 4 lessons of the new black hole image

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black holes are cosmic prisons, where nothing escapes, not light or even data. But lots did come out of Wednesday's first image of the shadowy edge of a supermassive black hole. Here...

Scientists reveal first image ever made of black hole

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have revealed the first image ever made of a black hole. Astronomers revealed the picture on Wednesday in Washington. They assembled data gathered by eig...