Social media eases worries for migrants, families back home
Social media eases worries for migrants, families back home

Thousands of migrants in the caravan traveling through Mexico have relied on social media, text messages and brief phone calls to connect with worried loved ones back home as they traverse a country that can often be deadly for migrants.

Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral
Fight over dinosaur fossils comes down to what's a mineral

A fight over who owns the fossils of two dinosaurs that appear to have died while locked in battle hinges on the legal definition of "mineral".

7 hrs 13 mins ago
Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide
Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide

U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia.

6 hrs 3 mins ago
Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station
Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, a successful launch that clears the way for the next crew to travel to the space outpost next month.

10 hrs 11 mins ago
Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update
Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update

The so-called "Grand K" kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world's sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired.

20 hrs 44 mins ago
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

'Castration-free' pigs and hornless dairy cows are the farm animals being brought to life by a gene-editing company.

November 15th, 1:09 AM EST
Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns
Smoke spreading from California fires sparks health concerns

Recurring wildfires are sparking concern among medical experts about potentially major health consequences.

November 15th, 1:09 PM EST
As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions
As wildfires grow deadlier, officials search for solutions

Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush and burying spark-prone power lines underground would give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, experts say.

November 14th, 5:39 PM EST
NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship
NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship

NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship.

12 hrs 23 mins ago
Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores
Next generation of biotech food heading for grocery stores

First foods made from gene-edited plants getting close to the grocery aisles, a different technology than today's GMOs but will shoppers buy?.

November 14th, 12:18 AM EST
Skulls reveal Neanderthals, humans had similarly harsh lives
Skulls reveal Neanderthals, humans had similarly harsh lives

Skull fossils suggest Neanderthal life was no more risky than what our own species faced in ancient times.

November 14th, 1:08 PM EST
Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain
Houston skyscrapers may have worsened Hurricane Harvey rain

Research show how in different ways humans made recent hurricanes even wetter.

November 14th, 1:10 PM EST
Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS
Trump signs bill to elevate cybersecurity mission at DHS

President Donald Trump is signing legislation that elevates cybersecurity work within the Department of Homeland Security.

9 hrs 11 mins ago
Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher
Health care, energy companies power US stock market higher

U.S. stock indexes are mostly lower in early trading, erasing some of the market's gains from a day earlier.

13 hrs 14 mins ago
Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up
Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up

After facing near-extinction, the total number of mountain gorillas is slowly rebounding.

November 14th, 8:08 AM EST
Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees
Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

New York and Washington's clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there.

November 15th, 2:49 AM EST

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