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North Korea has launched purported space launch vehicle, South Korea says

May. 30, 2023 18:03 PM EDT
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has launched purported space launch vehicle, South Korea says.

Nun whose body shows little decay since 2019 death draws hundreds to rural Missouri

May. 30, 2023 15:47 PM EDT

Hundreds of people flocked to a small town in Missouri this week and last to see a nun whose body has barely decomposed since 2019. Some say it's a sign of holiness in Catholicism, while others say the lack of decomposition may not be as rare as people think. Sister Wilhelmina...

Nevada fight over leaky irrigation canal and groundwater more complicated than appears on surface

May. 30, 2023 14:23 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Water conflicts are nothing new to the arid West, where myriad users long have vied for their share of the precious resource from California's Central Valley to the Colorado and Missouri rivers. But few have waded into the legal question playing out in rural...

What's new in robots? An AI-powered humanoid machine that writes poems

May. 30, 2023 13:30 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ameca can speak French, Chinese or dozens of other languages, instantly compose a poem or sketch a cat on request. Ask for a smile, and you'll get a clenched grin on her rubbery blue face. Ameca is a humanoid robot powered by generative artificial intelligence that...

Artificial intelligence raises risk of extinction, experts say in new warning

May. 30, 2023 13:09 PM EDT

Scientists and tech industry leaders, including high-level executives at Microsoft and Google, issued a new warning Tuesday about the perils that artificial intelligence poses to humankind. “Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other...

China launches new crew for space station, with eye to putting astronauts on moon before 2030

May. 30, 2023 10:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a new three-person crew for its orbiting space station on Tuesday, with an eye to putting astronauts on the moon before the end of the decade. The Shenzhou 16 spacecraft lifted off from the Jiuquan launch center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in...

UAE announces groundbreaking mission to asteroid belt, seeking clues to life's origins

May. 29, 2023 15:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates unveiled plans Monday to send a spaceship to explore the solar system's main asteroid belt, the latest space project by the oil-rich nation after it launched the successful Hope spacecraft to Mars in 2020. Dubbed the...

China plans to land astronauts on moon before 2030, expand space station, bring on foreign partners

May. 29, 2023 08:24 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s burgeoning space program plans to place astronauts on the moon before 2030 and expand the country's orbiting space station, officials said Monday. Monday’s announcement comes amid against the background of a rivalry with the U.S. for reaching new...

Insider Q&A: Artificial intelligence and cybersecurity in military tech

May. 29, 2023 08:14 AM EDT

Josh Lospinoso’s first cybersecurity startup was acquired in 2017 by Raytheon/Forcepoint.. His second, Shift5, works with the U.S. military, rail operators and airlines including JetBlue. A 2009 West Point grad and Rhodes Scholar, the 36-year-old former Army captain spent more than a decade...

IAEA team in Japan for final review before planned discharge of Fukushima nuclear plant water

May. 29, 2023 05:04 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An International Atomic Energy Agency team arrived in Tokyo on Monday for a final review before Japan begins releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water into the sea from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, a plan that has been strongly opposed by local fishing...