Science and Technology News

AP News - Sep 18, 2014 8:03 AM

Midway through "Destiny," the new science fiction epic from "Halo" creators Bungie, a smug prince is musing on the hero's desire to visit a mysterious site on Mars."You want to turn it into a battleground," the prince sneers. "How unimaginative. ...more

AP News - Sep 15, 2014 6:24 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An evil Idris Elba and terrified Taraji P. Henson overcame a group of first-rate intergalactic misfits at theaters over the weekend.The Sony thriller "No Good Deed" opened with $24.25 million in ticket sales, knocking Disney's ...more

AP News - Sep 12, 2014 5:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.Space Weather Prediction Center forecaster Chris Smith said the storm left the sun ...more

AP News - Sep 11, 2014 5:53 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.The result gi ...more

AP News - Sep 10, 2014 9:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.It has been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size ...more

AP News - Sep 10, 2014 5:33 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good ne ...more

AP News - Sep 04, 2014 2:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have woken up and smelled the coffee — and analyzed its DNA.They found that what we love about coffee — the caffeine — is a genetic quirk, not related to the caffeine in chocolate or tea."It's an accident that ...more

AP News - Sep 03, 2014 12:39 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Before composing his 1982 synth-pop hit "She Blinded Me With Science," Thomas Dolby sketched out the story line for the music video. That's not just rock-and-roll trivia — it's one of the experiences Dolby can lean on as he teaches fil ...more

AP News - Sep 02, 2014 2:18 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it.A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and A ...more

AP News - Sep 01, 2014 4:28 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intergalactic misfits of "Guardians of the Galaxy" are the summer's box-office superheroes.Marvel's cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box office with a three-day take of $22 million — its third time in first place since its ...more