March 25, 2017 Steven Avery

Reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won’t prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. In the end, researchers say, the only way to save the world’s coral from heat-induced bleaching is with a war on global warming. Scientists…

March 25, 2017 Steven Avery

In the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West, it has suggested a simpler method, encouraging followers to use regular vehicles to kill people on foot. Experts say attacks in which cars or trucks…

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Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Uber says its vehicles have been grounded as it investigates. Police…

March 25, 2017 Steven Avery

Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done. The aspiring forensic anthropologist is one of nearly 2,000 students in South Carolina’s rural…

March 25, 2017 Steven Avery

As the world moves toward an era of self-driving cars, Israel is positioning itself to be the Detroit of the future. The country has emerged as a global leader in the fast-growing field of driverless cars, as illustrated by Intel’s more than $15 billion acquisition of Israeli firm Mobileye this…

March 24, 2017 Steven Avery

In a search for antiquities, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a far more modern find — century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I. The Israel Antiquities Authority said Wednesday it was excavating 250,000-year-old flint tools when the archaeologists stumbled upon hundreds of liquor bottles near a…

March 24, 2017 Steven Avery

The Latest on California’s car-emission standards (all times local): 2:18 p.m. California air regulators have voted to keep the state’s tougher car-emissions standards through 2025 and further expand the market for zero-emission vehicles in the years ahead. The state’s Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Friday at a meeting in…

March 24, 2017 Steven Avery

An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening in a sign that big companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their advertising on YouTube after the Wall Street Journal found Google’s automated…