An Australian company has lifted the glass cloche on a meatball made of lab-grown cultured meat using the genetic sequence from the long-extinct mammoth. The high-tech treat isn't available to eat yet. The startup says it is meant to fire up public debate about cultivated meat. Also called c…
A new study says warming will fuel more supercells in the United States and that those storms will move eastward from their current range. The study says that makes it more likely that the lethal storms will strike more often in the more populous areas of Southern states. Supercells are natu…
A project in Charleston, South Carolina, is using DNA to trace the African roots of three dozen people buried in the late 1700s. The remains were uncovered in the coastal city during construction in 2013. Since then, scientists have learned more about these people and their lives by pulling …
This might not look like much, but it could be the future of surgery and cancer treatment. This is what its designers call F3DB, a 3D bioprinter that uses bio-ink to repair the body’s organs, but it can do so from inside the body. Conventional bioprinting must first be done outside the body,…
Scientists are naming a rare species of beetle in honor of former California Gov. Jerry Brown after finding one at his ranch. Bembidion brownorum was last seen in 1966. But it hadn’t been named or described until one was collected in 2021 near a creek on Brown’s ranch in Colusa County, about…
What is dark matter? Well, the short answer is nobody really knows, but experts do believe that not only does it likely exist, but it also accounts for most of the mass of the universe.
Scientists have discovered a new and renewable source of water on the moon for future explorers in lunar samples returned from a Chinese mission. They reported Monday that the water is embedded in tiny glass beads in the lunar dirt where meteorite impacts occur. They base their findings on s…
The Webb Space Telescope has found no evidence of an atmosphere at one of the seven rocky, Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star.
The Webb Space Telescope has found no evidence of an atmosphere at one of the seven rocky, Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star. Scientists say that doesn't bode well for the rest of the planets in this solar system, some of which are in the sweet spot for harboring water and potentially life. In a study published Monday, a NASA-led team reported little if no atmosphere exists at the innermost planet in the Trappist system, 40 light-years away. Researchers say the lack of an atmosphere would mean no water and no protection from cosmic rays. More observations are planned.
The Byte reports that scientists in the United Kingdom have created a type of concrete out of potato starch called 'StarCrete'.
Astronomers have mapped only the second molecular outflow of its kind.
Alignments such as this one appear every few years or so, and much of it will be visible to the naked eye.
There's a special chance this week to see five planets lined up in the night sky. Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars will gather near the moon in a planet parade. The best day to spot all five will be on Tuesday right after sunset. If you look out to the western horizon, you'll be able to see them stretching up toward the moon. You may need a pair of binoculars to catch Mercury and Uranus, which don't shine as bright as the other planets. But the five-planet array will be visible from anywhere on Earth, as long as you have clear skies.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ended some state water restrictions. Newsom made the announcement Friday after a series of powerful storms replenished the state's reservoirs. California has been in a severe drought for the past three years. Newsom said he will stop asking people to voluntarily cut their water use by 15%. And he eased rules requiring local water agencies to impose some restrictions on customers. State officials said they would more than double the amount of drinking water cities would get this year. That's compared to a previous allocation that was announced lats month.
Travelers driving on Highway 20 over the Santiam Pass should expect delays due to lane blockages from an avalanche.
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A federal judge has ruled that BNSF Railway intentionally violated the terms of an agreement with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community in Washington state by running 100-car trains carrying crude oil over the reservation. The Seattle Times reports in a written order Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik said the railway made a unilateral decision in increasing the number of trains and cars without the tribe’s consent. Lasnik ruled that BNSF “willfully, consciously and knowingly exceeded the limitations on its right of access” from September 2012 to May 2021 “in pursuit of profits.” A BNSF spokesperson declined to comment to the newspaper on the ruling. The agreement allowed trains to carry 25 cars per day.
People who were sexually abused as children in Washington state may soon be able to bring lawsuits against the state, schools or other institutions for failing to stop the abuse, no matter when it happened. The Seattle Times reports House Bill 1618 would remove time limits that have stymied lawsuits by people who frequently do not fully confront childhood trauma until years later. The bill has passed the state House on an 82-14 vote and cleared a Senate committee last week. Washington’s current statute of limitations requires victims of child sexual abuse to file lawsuits within three years of when the abuse occurred, or three years from when they discovered harms caused by it.
Fifteen mass shootings at U.S. schools since 1999’s massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado have killed a total of 175 victims. That’s according to a database compiled by The Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University, in addition to other AP reporting. Mass shooters have killed hundreds of people throughout U.S. history in realms like stores, theaters and workplaces. But it is in schools and colleges where the carnage reverberates perhaps most keenly. The database defines a mass shooting as resulting in the death of four or more people, not including the perpetrator.
GOP lawmakers in states with abortion bans already in place are pushing to make them more restrictive, while blue state officials are trying to expand abortion access. Nine months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a nationwide right to abortion, the long-term picture on what will be allowed in each state remains unsettled, even though voters have bristled at broad bans. In Tennessee, officials scaled back a bill on an exception after hearing from powerful anti-abortion groups. In Wyoming, they've adopted a second ban. Meanwhile, blue states including Minnesota and Hawaii have codified efforts to guarantee abortion access.
Utah has become the first state to sign into law legislation that attempts to limit teenagers’ access to social media apps. Republican Gov. Spencer Cox signed a pair of measures Thursday requiring parental consent before kids can sign up for sites like TikTok and Instagram. The two bills Cox…
An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the moon's orbit this weekend. Saturday’s close encounter will offer astronomers the chance to study a space rock from just over 100,000 miles away. That’s less than half the distance from here to the moon. While…
New research suggests our capacity to care about others might have very ancient roots. Scientists are usually reluctant to attribute humanlike feelings to animals, but it’s generally accepted that many animals have moods, including fish. A study published Thursday shows that fish can detect …
It’s not like other rockets in its class, this one was 3D printed and recently it launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Base. The whole goal of the new rocket type is to make large space faring vehicles less expensive, allowing more frequent and reliable flights. This particular…
Penguins are on the front lines of the climate war.
A rocket made almost entirely of 3D-printed parts has finally taken flight, but didn't last long. The second stage failed three minutes after liftoff from Florida late Wednesday, and the mission failed to reach orbit. Relativity Space's rocket carried nothing on board except for the company'…
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The Albany Police Department has arrested an Albany man on suspicion of sexual abuse against two minors.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a New Mexico man accused of using a car and a knife to assault two victims at an Albany business.
The Lebanon Police Department has arrested a man accused of sexually abusing two minors in Linn County over 10 years ago.
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Albany is growing, and city planners are busy at work to chart out the future of the east side of the city. Now, that plan is on its way to be in front of the city council for adoption.
Elected officials in Benton County have told the advisers appointed to guide county policy on land use and trash disposal not to have any more meetings about the Coffin Butte Landfill until further notice.
"There’s been studies done showing that the one we’re using is — meh," one City Council member said.
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