KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the two-week U.N. climate meeting in Poland (all times local): 10 p.m. Scientists say after several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have experienced their largest jump in seven years. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Carbon dioxide emissions see steep jump in 2018
HONG KONG — Early last year, a little-known Chinese researcher turned up at an elite meeting in Berkeley, California, where scientists and ethicists were discussing a technology that had shaken the field to its core — an emerging tool for “editing” genes, the strings of DNA that form the blueprint of life. The young scientist, … Continue reading HONG KONG | Could anyone have stopped gene-edited babies experiment?
HONG KONG — Official at Hong Kong conference says claim of gene-edited babies showed a failure of self-regulation among scientists. By Associated Press
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In our solar system family, Mars is Earth’s next-of-kin, the next-door relative that has captivated humans for millennia. The attraction is sure to grow with Monday’s arrival of a NASA lander named InSight. InSight should provide our best look yet at Mars’ deep interior. The probe is equipped with a mechanical … Continue reading CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | New lander will add to humans’ long fascination with Mars
VERSAILLES, France— In a historic vote, more than 50 nations unanimously approved an overhaul of the international measurement system that underpins global trade and other human endeavors, uniting Friday behind new definitions for the kilogram and other units in a way they fail to do on many other issues. Scientists, for whom the update represented … Continue reading VERSAILLES, France | Take a weight off: Tears, joy as kilo gets historic update
VERSAILLES, France — Humankind is about to sever one of the links between its present and its past. The so-called “Grand K” kilogram, a cylinder of polished platinum-iridium alloy that has been the world’s sole true kilo since 1889, is to be retired. Nations gathered in Versailles, west of Paris, are expected on Friday to … Continue reading VERSAILLES, France | Take a weight off: ‘Grand K’ kilo being retired
WASHINGTON — Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump‘s claims, fire scientists say. Nature provides the dangerous winds that have whipped the fires, and human-caused climate change over the long haul is killing and drying the shrubs and trees … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management
STOCKHOLM— The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Scientists have been applauding the winners of the Nobel chemistry prize, saying that that it highlights the practical role chemistry plays in our daily lives. Carol Robinson, president of Britain‘s Royal Society of Chemistry, says the prize shows how chemistry … Continue reading STOCKHOLM | The Latest: Scientists applaud Nobel chemistry winners