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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for "mechanistic studies of DNA repair."
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 2015 Nobel Prizes are being announced this week and next. The $960,000 awards will be handed out in Stockholm and Oslo on Dec. 10, the anniversary of prize founder Alfred Nobel's death in 1896. Below is a look at the winners announced so far:
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — New research by scientists at the University of Wyoming has found that extreme wildfire seasons are nothing new in the Rocky Mountain region: They also happened hundreds of years ago, after global temperatures had risen slightly.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to one year of probation for understating the value of fossils imported from China to the United States.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A South Korean professor of climate change economics will lead the Nobel Prize-winning group of climate scientists that keeps track of global warming.
LIMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A barn in southeastern Michigan suddenly has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered by a farmer while he was digging in a soybean field.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcements of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada have won the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations.
BEIJING (AP) — For decades, China has yearned for a Nobel Prize in one of the sciences. A little-known researcher who helped isolate an anti-malaria medicine inspired by an ancient remedy has finally won China that honor, while also becoming the country's first woman to win any Nobel prize.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court ordered the government Monday to rewrite its regulations on ballast water discharges from ships, one of the leading culprits in the spread of invasive species across U.S. waterways.
LIMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A farm in southeastern Michigan has become a natural history museum since bones from a woolly mammoth were discovered.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Latest developments in the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is announcing the designation of two new National Marine Sanctuaries — the first chosen in 15 years — as part of President Barack Obama's efforts to protect the environment.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors marveling at the fall foliage in national forests might find that some of the aspen leaves are brown and blotchy or gone already.
NEW DELHI (AP) — As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
NASA releases best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon, courtesy of New Horizons.
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has launched on a journey to the International Space Station.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A climate research group says carbon emissions cuts pledged by governments could rein in global warming by up to 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) by 2100.
NEW YORK (AP) — You've seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole story.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A state water official says Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the drought.