CASPER, Wyo. — A helicopter will circle southwest Wyoming Thursday with a crew shooting nets onto unsuspecting mule deer. The crew will bring the deer back to a base camp where researchers will test the animals for body condition and pregnancy. Each deer released will bound away wearing a ra…
LARAMIE, Wyo. — When NASA’s Orion spacecraft left its launch pad mounted atop United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Fla., last week, two University of Wyoming alumni watched from the ground as their efforts ascended into orbit.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State-funded research in Wyoming suggests that cloud seeding can increase mountain snowfall by up to 15 percent a year, has negligible environmental effects — and almost no impact on precipitation in surrounding areas.
Part of the skeletal remains found underneath a car park in Leicester, England, in September 2012
As a youngster, Chelsie Wharton had no doubt she would someday design roller coasters for a living, even if she didn’t know the exact title for her dream profession.
Infant formula bearing the America’s Pride label and manufactured by a Billings company will soon appear on retail shelves in China as the world’s most populous nation continues to recover from a devastating food safety scandal.
A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.
CHEYENNE — Science isn’t a clean, neat or quiet process in sixth-grade teacher Mark McIlvain’s classroom.
JACKSON, Wyo. — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended.
AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho — A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might be buried there.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A panel appointed by the governor is debating how to best boost the University of Wyoming's science programs.
Popular science writer and theorist Steven Johnson asks “How We Got to Now” in a new PBS series. The famed scientist and mathematician Galileo, pictured next to Johnson on a bench in Pisa, Italy, helped us get there.
NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When statewide K-12 reading and writing assessment scores are passed out next week, students and parents shouldn’t be alarmed if they see lower scores, a state education official said Thursday.
BOISE, Idaho — Meteorologists say a powerful solar flare that struck the Earth arrived too soon before dark to make the Northern Lights visible in the Northern Rockies.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A group of scientists, educators and industry professionals has begun to study how to improve the science programs and laboratories at the University of Wyoming.