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PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University's governing board has named a neuroscientist who leads a prestigious graduate school in New York City as the California university's next president.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (AP) — Rangers in a major South African wildlife park recently darted a rhino to install a tracking device on the threatened animal as part of efforts to stop poaching.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range just south of Tucson in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal government report says the list of Northeastern sea life species that are most vulnerable to climate change includes numerous economically important fish and shellfish that humans rely on for food.
A Yale researcher says a lavish 1951 dinner in New York City promoted by the Explorers Club didn't actually include 250,000-year-old woolly mammoth, despite folklore about the event.
Weather can be a factor behind the Zika virus outbreak.
GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists are poised to flip the switch on an experiment that could take them a step closer to the goal of generating clean and cheap nuclear power.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have mapped the genome of the bedbug.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials in California's Santa Barbara County have endorsed Exxon Mobil Corp.'s plan to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage after a pipeline break in May.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal scientists say they've pinpointed the cause of tsunami waves that destroyed an Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second-largest ever recorded, at magnitude 9.2.
Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but researchers are giving babies born by C-section just that.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's president has signed a measure allowing health officials access to any building to eradicate breeding grounds for a mosquito spreading the Zika virus.
Britain's fertility regulator has approved a scientist's application to edit the human genetic code.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two Brazilian women, two pregnancies, one nightmare. But two very different stories.
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A missile defense rocket has been successfully test-launched from a military base in Central California.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Actor Leonardo DiCaprio greeted Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, discussed their shared concern over the environment and gave the pontiff a check from his charitable foundation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to set energy efficiency standards for household LEDs and smaller track-lighting-style light bulbs — a move that could save consumers billions in utility bills and prompt lawmakers and manufacturers to adopt them nationwide.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Construction workers have unearthed the bones of a mammoth and other ice age mammals on the Oregon State University football field.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists pursuing the biological roots of schizophrenia have zeroed in on a potential factor — a normal brain process that gets kicked into overdrive. The finding could someday lead to ways to treat the disease or even prevent it.
KANOYA, Japan (AP) — One of Mitsubishi's legendary Zero fighters has taken to the skies over Japan for the first time since World War II.