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Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:58:46 GMT2016-09-30T14:58:46Z

BERLIN (AP) -- After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study....

By the numbers: 12 years chasing a comet

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:01:22 GMT2016-09-30T11:01:22Z

BERLIN (AP) -- It's been 4,595 days since the Rosetta space probe was lifted into orbit on the first stage of its 12-year mission to chase down comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko....

A timeline of comet probe's 12-year space odyssey

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:43:25 GMT2016-09-30T09:43:25Z

BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency's comet-chasing probe Rosetta is performing a final maneuver Friday that will end its 12-year mission with a crash-landing on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko....

Researchers sample unusually rich deep-sea area off Hawaii

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:42:38 GMT2016-09-30T08:42:38Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island....

Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta space probe before crash

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:25:47 GMT2016-09-29T18:25:47Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists began saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe Thursday, hours before its planned crash-landing on a comet, but said that data collected during the mission would provide discoveries for many years to come....

Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:43:39 GMT2016-09-29T17:43:39Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming levels in about 35 years....

Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:27:45 GMT2016-09-30T00:27:45Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions....

Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:07:16 GMT2016-09-29T15:07:16Z

LONDON (AP) -- A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras - pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public....

Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:57:37 GMT2016-09-29T10:57:37Z

BEIJING (AP) -- In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air....