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Statisticians asked to remove, ignore data to aid researchers: study

13 hours 34 min ago
A new study says statisticians have been asked to improperly manipulate the numbers in scientific research in order to make researchers’ findings appear more powerful.

Female lion kills longtime mate at Indianapolis Zoo

14 hours 15 min ago
The Indianapolis Zoo is trying to determine why a lion killed its mate.

Real-life 'Lion King' photo actually infant baboon 'kidnapping'

14 hours 43 min ago
A photo of an adult baboon raising an infant in the air, mimicking an iconic scene from Disney’s ‘The Lion King,’ is actually depicting a kidnapping, according to the Israeli photographer who took the photo.

Easter Islanders hope to swap a copy for iconic statue in U.K. museum

17 hours 43 min ago
For 150 years, the British Museum has housed one of the iconic, heavy-browed stone figures that Chile's Easter Island is famous for. Now the islanders are hoping desperately to get it back.

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting into outer space

21 hours 3 min ago
China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported Friday.

Japanese Nobel Prize winner Osamu Shimomura dies at 90

21 hours 28 min ago
Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died. He was 90.

Stephen Hawking's wheelchair, thesis up for sale: AP

Sun, 2018-10-21 19:25
An online sale announced Monday by auctioneer Christie's features 22 items from Stephen Hawking, including his doctoral thesis on the origins of the universe, some of his many awards, and scientific papers.

Sidewalk Labs consultant resigns over data protection concerns

Sun, 2018-10-21 15:40
Ontario's former privacy commissioner has resigned from her consulting role at a company that is preparing to build a high-tech community at Toronto's waterfront, citing concerns that a privacy framework she developed is being overlooked.

'Headless chicken monster' filmed swimming near Antarctica for the first time

Sun, 2018-10-21 12:27
A “headless chicken monster,” otherwise known as a deep-sea swimming cucumber, was filmed for the first time in the Southern Ocean off east Antarctica.

Climate fund approves $1 billion for green projects in poor countries

Sun, 2018-10-21 11:29
Officials overseeing a U.N.-backed fund to help poor countries tackle climate change have approved more than $1 billion in new investments after a four-day meeting in Bahrain.

Condo developers scramble to keep up with pace of change in consumer tech

Sun, 2018-10-21 10:38
Condo developers are increasingly turning to delivery drop-off points, shared working spaces and other new amenities to woo consumers expecting their homes to keep up with the pace of technological change.

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries

Sat, 2018-10-20 23:15
Millions of people each year are drawn to Baishui Glacier No. 1 and its cold beauty in a region of Central Asia with the world's third largest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland.

All sharks tagged in N.S. expedition can now be tracked online

Sat, 2018-10-20 15:56
All six of the sharks tagged in Nova Scotian waters as part of a "historic" expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch's website, and appear to be scattering throughout the ocean.

Canadian start-up Kupol presents the first 3D-printed cycle helmet

Sat, 2018-10-20 14:15
Canadian start-up Kupol has joined forces with the 3D printing specialist Sculpteo to develop and manufacture a unique, ready-to-market cycle helmet promising improved levels of comfort and safety.

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

Sat, 2018-10-20 09:27
With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service -- a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" -- President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.

12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000

Fri, 2018-10-19 11:48
A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000.

Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

Fri, 2018-10-19 07:27
Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Melinda Gates said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury

Fri, 2018-10-19 06:57
Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun.

Researchers finding better ways to encrypt genetic data

Fri, 2018-10-19 02:41
Using nothing more than a simple vial of saliva, millions of people have created DNA profiles on genealogy websites. But this wealth of information is effectively inaccessible to genetics researchers, with the sites painstakingly safeguarding their databases, fearful of a leak that could cost them dearly in terms of credibility.

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of British Columbia

Thu, 2018-10-18 21:40
An earthquake early-warning system tested off British Columbia's coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake.