Southern California's most popular puma gained fame as P-22 and cast a spotlight on the troubled population of California’s endangered mountain lions and their decreasing genetic diversity. After his death in December, wildlife officials and representatives from the region’s tribal communiti…
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Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended a weeklong traverse over the U.S., drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina people lined a boardwalk and cheered as a missile from an F-22 fight…
Researchers from the University of Utah have discovered how to identify a person’s dietary patterns using their hair.
It’s a question scientists might finally have an answer to.
Concrete production currently accounts for 7% of all emissions. Veuer’s Tony Spitz has the details.
New Englanders are accustomed to cold weather, snow and ice, but Friday night's combination of extreme cold and powerful winds is enough to make even bundled-up skiers shelter indoors. Winter misery is making its way into New England with a potentially deadly mix. Forecasters are predicting …
New Englanders are accustomed to cold weather, snow and ice, but Friday night's combination of extreme cold and powerful winds is enough to make even bundled-up skiers shelter indoors. Winter misery is making its way into New England with a potentially deadly mix. Forecasters are predicting “once-in-a-generation” wind chills, as low as minus 50 Fahrenheit. Donald Dumont from the National Weather Service said a blast of Arctic air is arriving just as a low pressure system rapidly intensifies over Labrador and Newfoundland. The result is powerful winds, reaching more than 100 mph atop Mount Washington.
Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92. That's more than any other planet in our solar system. Saturn, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons. The Jupiter moons were added recently to a list kept by the International Astronomical Center's Minor Planet Center. Researchers discovered the moons using telescopes in Chile and Hawaii in 2021 and 2022, and confirmed the orbits with follow-up observations.
And scientists might finally know how they began twinkling.
There’s still so much more we can do to defeat the consequences of climate change. Veuer’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has the story.
A grinding crackdown that wiped billions of dollars of value off Chinese technology companies is easing, but the once-freewheeling industry is bracing for much slower growth ahead. Analysts say China's easing of restrictions and talk of support for the private sector reflects Beijing's decision to refocus on growth after the economy was ravaged by the pandemic and restrictions imposed to fight COVID-19. They say the crackdown has left a “chilling” effect on the industry and could slow innovation as investors adopt a wait-and-see stance about further commitments despite the market's huge potential. U.S. restrictions against China's computer chips industry are meanwhile slowing progress in developing advanced chips and other leading technologies.
A random micro-CT scan has led to a momentous discovery.
Engineers have tested NASA’s first full-scale rotating detonation rocket engine (RDRE). The next-generation design could power humanity’s next phase of deep space exploration. Engineers conducted the hot fire test at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. The RDRE differs from a tra…
Observance honors 4 chaplains on 80th anniversary of ship's sinking
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Fish, Wildlife & Parks has identified more than 100 locations along Montana’s rivers as possible access sites.
The silvery orb spotted over Billings that shut down air traffic and brought fighter jets, AWACS and air tankers to the area is suspected to be a Chinese spy balloon.
Despite the Chinese government’s insistence that its balloon discovered hovering over Montana this week was just a weather balloon, the Pentagon repeated Friday that it was an unlawful surveillance aircraft.
The Biden administration has issued a long-awaited study that recommends allowing a major oil development on Alaska’s North Slope. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's recommendation is not final. It calls for up to three drilling sites initially, fewer than the five pursued by ConocoPhillip…
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Amid a major drought in the Western U.S., a proposed solution comes up repeatedly: large-scale river diversions, including pumping Mississippi River water to parched states. Just this past summer, the idea caused a firestorm of letters to the editor at a California newspaper. In 2021, the Ar…
The capsule the size of a pea was detected by a search vehicle travelling at 43 miles per hour when specialist equipment picked up radiation emitting from the capsule.
Stephen Eric Walks has been found guilty of statutory raping two children under the age of 12.
In Lewis and Clark County, there have been five fentanyl-related overdoses since the start of the new year
The bill would forbid employers from requiring trainings or other activities that “compel the individual to believe” a list of concepts related to race, class and privilege.
A fund to fill gaps in Montana’s substance use and behavioral health treatment programs has spent $5.2 million as the state waits for an additional $19 million in funding.