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Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur's notes on brewing beer

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:21
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with will want to pay a visit to San Marino's Huntington Library.

Astronomers Find Old Solar System

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:07
Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age, with close-to-Earth-size planets.

Northeast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for many

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:25
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies.

County suspends home purchase program over lava concerns

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:07
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii's Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold on a program that allows a county agency to buy homes near a geothermal power plant.

Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 21:20
CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:57
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:31
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water.

Spain's hunt for author Cervantes' remains enters key phase

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 04:27
MADRID (AP) — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes hope they are entering the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of where the great Spanish writer was buried.

Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:27
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose.

After oil spill, company says new line will be safer

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:42
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming company says it will replace a pipeline that broke and spilled oil into the Yellowstone River with a new line buried more deeply to protect against future accidents.

School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:10
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researchers a rare look at a nursing mother.

Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:32
LONDON (AP) — Suddenly, scientists are sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season.

Texas Panhandle gets foot of snow

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:47
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A winter storm has swept through parts of Texas, dropping up to a foot of snow in the Panhandle and prompting El Paso to close government offices early.

First major retailer to reopen after Hawaii lava scare

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:24
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A drugstore plans to reopen next week in the small Hawaii town that's being threatened by a slow-moving lava flow, making it the first major retailer to return since molten rock prompted several businesses to evacuate last month.

Thumb bones in pre-humans make them more like us, study says

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of our tree-swinging pre-human ancestors may have been a bit more like us than previously thought, thanks to a tiny section of their thumbs.

Tests results pending on dead birds in Northern California

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 07:47
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly a week after a mysterious gray gunk surfaced on shorelines in the San Francisco Bay Area, the substance has killed more than 200 seabirds.

Romney says leaders in both parties failing the nation

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:24
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney says one of the biggest challenges facing the country is climate change and that global solutions are needed to combat it.

Montana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safety

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:26
GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Authorities were scrambling to decontaminate a water treatment plant serving 6,000 eastern Montana residents after a cancer-causing component of oil was found downstream of a Yellowstone River pipeline spill.

Asteroid 1,800 feet across to whip past Earth on Monday

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:37
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid up to 1,800 feet across is headed Earth's way. But don't worry: It will miss us by 745,000 miles, about three times the distance between Earth and the moon.

Officials begin testing mystery gunk linked to bird deaths

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:55
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Bay Area officials have begun laboratory tests and necropsies on dead seabirds found coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like dirty rubber cement.