Remains of 4 early colonial leaders found at Jamestown, Va.

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders found at Jamestown, Va.

Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia.

Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup

July 28
Spaceship pilot describes harrowing free fall after breakup
Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces and the frigid air hard to breathe, pilot Peter Siebold struggled through crippling injuries to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious.

Scientists worry about arms race in artificial intelligence

July 28
Scientists and tech experts — including professor Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — warned Tuesday of a global arms race with weapons using artificial intelligence.
Nation
July 28

Photos: Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown, Va.

The four burial sites were uncovered in the earthen floor of what was Jamestown's historic Anglican church from 1608, a team of scientists and historians announced Tuesday, July 28.
Science
July 25

Utah's Staircase Monument steps back in time to twilight of dinosaurs

Tens of thousands of fossils have been excavated from an extraordinary part of the Grand Staircase monument called the Kaiparowits Plateau, a 50-mile-long, high-elevation ridge.
Nation
July 25

Hackers demand ransom in bitcoins to elude detection

The virtual currency moves invisibly and can be easily turned into cash.
Science
July 25

Science briefs: Genomics will take up more space than YouTube one day

Get ready for some incomprehensibly big numbers. Scientists are predicting that genomics — the field of sequencing human DNA — will soon take the lead…
Science
July 25

Brain waves help predict which kids will struggle with reading

WASHINGTON – Research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how…
Science
July 25

Invasion of the ant nest beetle – it's just too easy

Scientists figure out how parasites march right in.
Science
July 25

Video game lets kids be heroes for environmental science

MILWAUKEE – Traveling through time, talking to animals, and saving the day — they’re all video game staples. And you’ll find all of them…
Science
July 24

Leading climate-change scientist outlines an alarming scenario

A lengthy study lays out a scenario of potentially rapid sea-level rise combined with more intense storm systems.
Science
July 24

Health briefs: Wiggling may help kids with ADHD concentrate

Instead of telling children with hyperactivity and attention problems to sit still, perhaps we should encourage them to wriggle at will, according to a study…
Science
July 24

Brain scans show effects of poverty on kids

MRIs find less gray matter in areas used for learning.
Science
July 24

Alzheimer's care is expected to cost $328 billion by 2040

A quarter of Medicare spending will be eaten up for Alzheimer’s care, researchers predict.
Science
July 24

Online symptom checkers have a low accuracy rate

Ever asked the Internet what your symptoms mean and gotten a response that seemed wacky or totally off base? It’s not your imagination.
Science
July 24

What's the most humane way to cull infected poultry?

Earlier this month, John Clifford, the Chief Veterinary Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said something many people might not like. At a hearing…
Local
July 24
The beech remand closed after a 9--year old boy died Tuesday from a su...

Health beat: Lethal waterborne amoeba rises north

Why now in Minnesota?
Kids' Health
July 24
U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo, right, tends to teammate Morgan Brian, who...

Contact, not headers, cause more concussions in youth soccer

Concussions related to soccer are clearly rising. But heading the ball was not the leading cause of the injuries.
Nation
July 24

Scientists say Pluto is a 'scientific wonderland'

Pluto’s “heart” contains shifting glaciers of frozen nitrogen, methane and carbon monoxide, and its atmosphere is both deeper and disappearing more rapidly than scientists predicted.
Nation
July 23

Participants in failed Apollo 13 mission recall how they made history

The men who were there say rescue effort after a space crisis was heroic.
Nation
July 23
This artist's rendering made available by NASA shows a comparison between the Earth, left, and the planet Kepler-452b.

NASA reveals what might be best chance yet of an Earth 2.0

The planet, Kepler 452b, circles a sunlike star in a habitable zone where the temperatures are lukewarm and suitable for liquid water on the surface — if it has a surface.
July 21

Most Alzheimer's patients are women; scientists are now asking why

Most Alzheimer’s patients are women. Scientists are asking what might put women at extra risk: Is biology or genetics at work?
World
July 20

French teenager effectively cured of HIV

French teen's case shows early treatment is critical.