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Eighth-grader wins contest to name Wyoming supercomputer

Apr. 12, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming middle school student has won a contest to name one of the world's fastest supercomputers. The new machine will be named “Derecho,” after a type of weather event that can bring hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, the Boulder,...

Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics

Apr. 11, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically, a shared set of interests with the...

Study: Drought-breaking rains more rare, erratic in US West

Apr. 06, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over the past half-century as climate change warmed the planet, according to a sweeping government study released Tuesday that concludes the situation is worsening. ...

Hawaii study offers design changes to fight climate change

Apr. 05, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A new study from the University of Hawaii's School of Architecture has offered detailed short- and long-term design alterations that could help the state combat the effects of climate change. Scientists have warned that Hawaii could face a rise of up to...

Big effort aims to elect candidates with science backgrounds

Apr. 02, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An advocacy group plans to spend millions next year to elect more doctors, scientists and other professionals to office, arguing the pandemic and Donald Trump's handling of it have powerfully underscored a need to bring people with scientific backgrounds into...

Yellen says regulatory panel to look at 2020 market turmoil

Mar. 31, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s coronavirus-triggered market turmoil exposed vulnerable areas in the U.S. economy that need to be addressed by the nation's top-level financial supervisory group, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Wednesday. Yellen told members of the...

Remembering Mississippi teacher who wrote her own textbooks

Mar. 27, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — For decades, Della McCaughan presided over a Biloxi High School classroom filled with horseshoe crabs and catfish in aquariums. She lead her students on exploratory beach walks, always with her hair styled in a beehive. “Now, if you ask a Biloxi...

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

Mar. 27, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration, an event the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel...

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

Mar. 26, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration, an event the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel...

Science panel: Consider air cooling tech as climate back-up

Mar. 25, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

The U.S. must seriously consider the idea of tinkering with the atmosphere to cool a warming Earth and accelerate research into how and whether humanity should hack the planet, the National Academy of Sciences said Thursday. The report by the academy, set up by Abraham...