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4 Northern California faults primed for big quakes

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new study says four stretches of fault running under northern California are primed for quakes of magnitude 6.8 or more.

58-foot dead whale washes ashore on Long Island

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:26
SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of 58-foot finback whale that washed ashore on an eastern Long Island beach.

Arizona storms bring mosquito infestation

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:47
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's barrage of rain storms in recent months has created an unlikely pest infestation for the desert region: mosquitoes.

Study: Asian cave drawings as old as European ones

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.

New Manhattan Project director documents released

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:06
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After more than half a century of intrigue and mystery, the U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project and was later accused of having communist sympathies.

AP PHOTOS: Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:20
TOKYO (AP) — Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some.

2 Americans, 1 German win Chemistry Nobel

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:56
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."

Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:32
JERUSALEM (AP) — These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.

Protesters halt Hawaii telescope groundbreaking

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters have halted a groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony at the summit of Mauna Kea for the construction of one of the world's largest telescopes.

Scientists see severe coral bleaching near Oahu

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:21
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.

Astronauts resume routine spacewalks for NASA

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:31
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts performed a spacewalk 260 miles up Tuesday, NASA's first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year.

2 Japanese, 1 American win Nobel for LED lights

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:02
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:06
NEW YORK (AP) — How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?

Scientists see severe coral bleaching near Oahu

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:35
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.

2nd total lunar eclipse of year coming up Wed.

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:36
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — If you missed April's total eclipse of the moon, now's your chance. But you'll need to get up early.

A look at winners of 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:56

3 win medicine Nobel for discovering brain GPS

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:01
STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian married couple May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the brain's positioning system.