Biology

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

Jul 13, 2018

US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack

Ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal

Jul 12, 2018

Scientists find animal fat, wheat seeds and wild meat of deer and goat in the stomach of an ancient frozen corpse

Africa's iconic baobab trees dying off at alarming rate

Jul 12, 2018

Africa's iconic baobab, the 'tree of life,' dying off at alarming rate with no clear cause

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

Jul 11, 2018

Scientists find red spruce trees rebounding from acid rain with help from pollution controls, changing climate

Study provides clues to fate of early North American dogs

Jul 5, 2018

New study provides clues to the fate of early North American dogs that all but disappeared after the arrival of Europeans

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

Jul 3, 2018

New research offers fresh grounds for drinking coffee, showing that it may boost chances for a longer life

Engineering

The Latest: Hurricane Center says Alberto no longer storm

May 30, 2018

The National Hurricane Center says Alberto is no longer a subtropical storm

Markets Right Now: Tech leads the way higher for US stocks

May 4, 2018

Stocks are closing sharply higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology stocks as Apple rose to another all-time high.

Officials: Didn't know of flood risk from dams during Harvey

Apr 10, 2018

Houston-area officials tell congressional committee they weren't aware of forecasts by federal authorities regarding flooding risks from local reservoirs that ended up inundating thousands of homes during Hurricane Harvey

US plant that destroys chemical weapons beset by troubles

Mar 29, 2018

A highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons is over budget, behind schedule and beset by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers

APNewsBreak: Key design change stymied bridge cost, schedule

Mar 20, 2018

Documents obtained by The Associated Press show construction of the pedestrian bridge that collapsed and killed six people in the Miami area was behind schedule and millions over budget

Bridge victim's grieving uncle lashes out at 'incompetence'

Mar 18, 2018

A grieving uncle is lashing out against what he called a "colossal failure" that allowed a partially completed pedestrian bridge to collapse and kill his niece along with five other people

Virtual Reality Technology

Department stores making themselves over in beauty battle

Jun 1, 2018

Department stores giving beauty aisles a makeover as specialty stores and discounters gain more of the market

The Latest: Zuckerberg striking right tone, analysts say

May 1, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apparently striking the right tone at the f8 developer conference _ a mix of humor, seriousness and grit that is giving observers some confidence he can navigate the company out of its latest privacy scandal

At Tribeca, virtual reality tackles harsh real-world issues

Apr 23, 2018

A pair of virtual and augmented reality installations premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival provocatively place the user in positions of power

Shanghai gets automated bank with VR, robots, face scanning

Apr 23, 2018

Shanghai gets automated "unmanned bank" equipped with facial recognition software, a virtual reality room and talking robots

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Jan 9, 2018

Intel CEO: Fixes on the way for serious chip security flaws

Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appeal

Oct 11, 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: The technology has been too expensive to appeal to the masses.

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