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  1. 3-year global coral bleaching event over, but still bad

    06.19 / 20:16 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. scientists announced Monday that a record global coral reef bleaching event has finally ended after three years. About three-quarters of the world’s delicate coral reefs were damaged or killed by hot water in what scientists say was the largest coral catastrophe. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced a global bleaching […
  2. NASA telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life

    06.19 / 17:07 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says its planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them. As the Kepler telescope finished its main mission, NASA announced Monday that it has seen a total of 49 planets in the Goldilocks zone […
  3. Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming

    06.19 / 17:07 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line with the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Asked on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” whether carbon emissions are primarily responsible for climate change, […
  4. Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth’s killer heat worsens

    06.19 / 16:10 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going to grow more frequent, according to a new comprehensive study of fatal heat conditions. Still, those stretches may be less lethal in […
  5. Science Says: DNA shows early spread of cats in human world

    06.19 / 16:10 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    NEW YORK (AP) — Long before cats became the darlings of Facebook and YouTube, they spread through the ancient human world. A DNA study reached back thousands of years to track that conquest and found evidence of two major dispersals from the Middle East, in which people evidently took cats with them. Genetic signatures the […
  6. Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

    06.19 / 14:15 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier says that world leaders will keep up the pressure on President Donald Trump to re-think his opposition to the Paris climate pact. Paolo Gentiloni said Monday the Group of 20 meeting of major countries’ leaders, on July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany, would present the opportunity to lobby the U.S. administration. […
  7. Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

    06.19 / 13:10 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier says that world leaders will keep up the pressure on President Donald Trump to re-think his opposition to the Paris climate pact. Paolo Gentiloni said Monday the Group of 20 meeting of major countries’ leaders, on July 7-8 in Hamburg, Germany, would present the opportunity to lobby the U.S. administration. […
  8. Correction: China-Carfentanil story

    06.19 / 11:14 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    SHANGHAI (AP) — In a Feb. 16 story about China banning the synthetic opioid carfentanil, The Associated Press misidentified Yu Haibin as the director of the Office of the National Narcotics Control Committee. He is a division director at the Ministry of Public Security’s Narcotics Control Bureau. A corrected version of the story is below: […
  9. ‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

    06.19 / 06:01 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. Researchers are gearing up to start recruiting participants from across the city next year for a study so sweeping it’s called […
  10. Conservationists: Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens

    06.18 / 16:25 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fewer of North America’s Atlantic salmon are making it back to rivers to spawn, which bodes poorly for the future of the imperiled fish, an international conservation group says. Atlantic salmon were once abundant in the rivers of New England and Atlantic Canada, but they are now endangered or have disappeared […
  11. In Lacey, a Washington mom grapples with baby’s Zika-caused birth defects

    06.18 / 13:39 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    So far, 72 affected babies have been born in the U.S. One young Puget-Sound-area mother, infected with the Zika virus while she was in Mexico last year, and her infant daughter face a complicated…