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Three pages with the step-by-step computer procedures that U.S. astronauts followed to land the Apollo 11 lunar module on the moon's surface in 1969 have sold at auction in Dallas for $175,000
Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre
New Mexico's top prosecutor says the federal government and Colorado have made little progress in remedying damages from the 2015 Gold King Mine spill
The United Nations has expressed alarm after scientists recorded the 12th straight global monthly heat record in a row
New research shows tiger sharks favor waters near Maui that are close to some of the state's most popular beaches for humans
Measurements show that the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide increased by a record amount in April
Step aside, Burmese python: The man-eating Nile crocodile may now be Florida's scariest invasive species, say researchers who examined the cases of three captured near Miami
A New Jersey school now has a new name in honor of two of its most accomplished alumni
Mars, Earth and the sun line up perfectly in the sky this weekend, an event that takes place only every two years
The United Nations has appointed a Mexican diplomat as the top U.N. official leading the fight against global warming
Four sister robots built by NASA could be the vanguard for the colonization of Mars by helping to set up a habitat for future human explorers
University of Hawaii researchers say there's a 9 percent chance that an earthquake measuring magnitude 9 or greater will strike Alaska's Aleutian Islands within the next 50 years and send large tsunami waves to Hawaii
NASA has shipped its last flight-capable space shuttle external fuel tank to Los Angeles to join the retired orbiter Endeavour on display at the California Science Center
Researchers are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest will contribute DNA to a new database that might provide insight about traits and diseases specific to the region
A novice fossil collector's find in a remote Montana badlands more than a decade ago has emerged as a new kind of spectacularly-horned dinosaur
Earth in April set its 12th straight monthly warm temperature record
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials say they will consider dropping a mandate requiring conservation in the state's fifth year of drought.
In the latest episode of tourists disturbing wildlife and geological sites in a US park, a group of men who post pictures and videos of their travels on social media are in hot water for walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park
Plains All American Pipeline says a California grand jury has indicted the company and one of its employees in connection with a pipeline break that spilled more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the Santa Barbara County coast and into the ocean
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major scientific advisory board has declared that genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment.