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Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

Sep. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even younger than suggested by two other calculations published this year that trimmed hundreds of millions of years from...

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Sep. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations. The researchers with the University of Saskatchewan are set to publish their...

Upper atmosphere gridlock stalled Dorian

Sep. 3, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

Hurricane Dorian is finally moving. But for a day-and-half it just sat on and pounded Grand Bahama Island because nothing high up in the atmosphere was making it budge. That meteorological gridlock, which slows or stalls storms, is happening more often in a warming world, studies show. Before Dorian picked up...

Idaho artifacts suggest Pacific entry for first Americans

Aug. 29, 2019 2:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say they've found artifacts in Idaho that indicate people were living there around 16,000 years ago, providing new evidence that the first Americans entered their new home by following the Pacific coast. The discovery also points to Japan as a possible origin or influence for the...

Ethiopian fossil reveals face for ancestor of famed 'Lucy'

Aug. 28, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A fossil from Ethiopia is letting scientists look millions of years into our evolutionary history — and they see a face peering back. The find, from 3.8 million years ago, reveals the face for a presumed ancestor of the species famously represented by Lucy, the celebrated Ethiopian...