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Pages astronauts followed to land on moon sell for $175,000

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 13:36
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

Works launched to restore Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 08:14
Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre

New Mexico pushes for remedies in wake of mine waste spill

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:05
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

UN alarmed by 12th straight global monthly heat record

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 05:47
The United Nations has expressed alarm after scientists recorded the 12th straight global monthly heat record in a row

Hawaii shark study aims to understand why they bite

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 18:01
New research shows tiger sharks favor waters near Maui that are close to some of the state's most popular beaches for humans

Carbon dioxide levels jump by record amount due to El Nino

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:29
Measurements show that the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide increased by a record amount in April

Killer Nile crocodiles in Florida? Experts say it's possible

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 10:56
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

New Jersey school renamed for twin astronaut alums

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 08:25
A New Jersey school now has a new name in honor of two of its most accomplished alumni

Mars, Earth, sun line up perfectly in sky this weekend

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 06:09
Mars, Earth and the sun line up perfectly in the sky this weekend, an event that takes place only every two years

UN appoints Mexican diplomat as new climate chief

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 01:30
The United Nations has appointed a Mexican diplomat as the top U.N. official leading the fight against global warming

NASA's Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 21:12
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

Hawaii scholars study chances of giant Alaska quake, tsunami

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 15:26
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

Space shuttle external tank to be displayed in Los Angeles

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:08
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

Database launched to gather, study DNA from Midwestern twins

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:49
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

New horned dinosaur species discovered in Montana by amateur

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 10:33
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

Stuck on hot: Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 07:39
Earth in April set its 12th straight monthly warm temperature record

California weighs next step for saving water in drought

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 22:47
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials say they will consider dropping a mandate requiring conservation in the state's fifth year of drought.

Traveling video-makers off track with selfies in Yellowstone

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:30
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

Company says it's been indicted in California oil spill

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:54
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

Report: Genetically altered food safe but not curing hunger

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 07:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — A major scientific advisory board has declared that genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment.