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US nuclear repository completes key mining project

Oct. 13, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After seven years of mining, federal officials say work to carve out the eighth disposal area at the U.S. government’s underground nuclear waste repository is complete. Managers at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are planning to use the space...

Court rejects fired physicist's intellectual freedom claim

Oct. 13, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court Wednesday dismissed an intellectual freedom claim by a university physicist who was fired in part over his public statements that scientists exaggerated damage to the Great Barrier Reef caused by climate change. Five...

Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer-winning scholar, dead at 84

Oct. 09, 2021 22:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin J. Sherwin, a leading scholar of atomic weapons who in “A World Destroyed” challenged support for the U.S. bombing of Japan and spent more than two decades researching the pioneering physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer for the Pulitzer Prize-winning “American...

Physics Nobel rewards work on climate change, other forces

Oct. 05, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change. Syukuro Manabe, originally from...

Nobel Prize in physics awarded to 3 scientists for discoveries in climate and complex physical systems

Oct. 05, 2021 05:55 AM EDT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prize in physics awarded to 3 scientists for discoveries in climate and complex physical systems.

Cuban scientists say no evidence of attacks on diplomats

Sep. 13, 2021 15:03 PM EDT

Havana (AP) — Cuba on Monday issued its most detailed report to date from prominent local scientists criticizing allegations that U.S. and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island and developed health issues. The report by the...

Magnet milestones move distant nuclear fusion dream closer

Sep. 09, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SAINT-PAUL-LES-DURANCE, France (AP) — Teams working on two continents have marked similar milestones in their respective efforts to tap an energy source key to the fight against climate change: They’ve each produced very impressive magnets. On Thursday, scientists at...

IAEA: Science key to Fukushima plant water release

Sep. 09, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Objective, science-based monitoring is the key to safely carrying out the planned release of treated but still radioactive water at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, an International Atomic Energy Agency official said Thursday. A three-member IAEA...

Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88

Jul. 24, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88, the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday. A professor...