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Forecasters predict above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

4 hours 29 min ago
Warm ocean waters could fuel an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, while storm-suppressing El Nino conditions are expected to be scarce, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.

U.S. honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

8 hours 38 min ago
There's a glimmer of hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade, according to a U.S. survey of beekeepers released Thursday.

Foster owl takes fluffy, orphaned owlet under its wing

9 hours 25 min ago
A fluffy, five-week-old orphaned baby owlet is getting a second chance at survival thanks to the help of a rescue centre in B.C. and the guidance of an experienced foster owl.

New Zealand test rocket makes it to space but not to orbit

15 hours 21 min ago
California-based company Rocket Lab said Thursday it had launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad, although the rocket didn't reach orbit as hoped.

Chinese champion begins rematch against computer in ancient game of Go

15 hours 46 min ago
China's top player of the ancient board game of go began a second game against a computer Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see.

Surge in value for Bitcoin cryptocurrency

Wed, 2017-05-24 20:41
The value of the Bitcoin, the internet's most widely used virtual currency, has more than doubled since the beginning of 2017, recently passing the symbolic $2,000 mark and setting a new record.

Snowy plover chick hatches on Oregon beach for first time since 1960s

Wed, 2017-05-24 19:01
A Western snowy plover chick that hatched on an Oregon beach this spring is the first of its species to emerge successfully in that area in more than 50 years and provides hope that a management plan for the federally threatened species is working, wildlife officials said Wednesday.

Endangered salamanders put quarry on hold as residents fight against project

Wed, 2017-05-24 16:43
A group of Ontario residents trying to ward off the development of a new quarry in their community say they have found two endangered salamanders that they hope will convince authorities to put an end to the project.

China blocks online broadcast of computer Go match

Wed, 2017-05-24 08:10
Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it.

Scientists may have found out why whales are so big

Tue, 2017-05-23 20:45
Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly.

Canadian students win big at robotics world championship

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:53
For the second time in 15 years, Canadian students excelled at a global robotics competition.

Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:30
Egypt has safely transported two unique items, a funerary bed and a chariot belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun from a museum in central Cairo to a new one on the other side of the city.

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, more viewing angles

Tue, 2017-05-23 09:09
Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and more viewing angles for the screen.

Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs

Tue, 2017-05-23 08:28
Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed.

Mudlarking: History buffs dig up priceless treasures along London's River Thames

Tue, 2017-05-23 06:25
Treasure-hunters are turning up all kinds of centuries-old relics along the shores of the River Thames in London, where the activity has become a passion project for many history buffs.

Computer beats Chinese champion in ancient game of Go

Tue, 2017-05-23 04:06
A computer defeated China's top player of the ancient board game go on Tuesday in the latest test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate.

Mouse sperm yields healthy mice after 9 months in space

Mon, 2017-05-22 15:44
After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice. That's the word from Japanese scientists whose results were published Monday.

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office

Mon, 2017-05-22 11:42
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics.

Thriving bobcats becoming backyard pests in urban areas

Mon, 2017-05-22 10:36
Joining the likes of foxes, coyotes and even mountain lions in rare cases, bobcats are making a home in small towns and suburbs -- and realizing there is plenty to eat in the cities.

NASA orders up urgent spacewalking repairs at space station

Mon, 2017-05-22 10:08
NASA has ordered up urgent spacewalking repairs at the International Space Station.