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Study Finds Equality Between Sexes at Moment of Conception

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:04
At conception, the two sexes are produced at equal rates, study says.

Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:37
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.

Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:07
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:30
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:22
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth.

Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:21
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says 100 wood bison have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village for reintroduction into the wild.

Russian, American ready for a year in space

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:19
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he'll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart jokes he won't miss his twin brother.

Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:07
BOSTON (AP) — From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.

Weather service: Tornado likely touched down in Arkansas

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:10
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a severe weather system in Arkansas likely produced the nation's first tornado for the month of March.

Minor glitch delays restart of Large Hadron Collider

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a minor glitch will delay the re-start of Europe's multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider either a couple of days or more than a month.

Researchers find fossil of 'Super Salamander' species

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 02:18
LONDON (AP) — Researchers have found fossil remains of a previously unknown species of crocodile-like "super salamander" that roamed the Earth more than 200 million years ago.

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 01:32
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.

1-year space crewmen will miss weather, nature while gone

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:29
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut about to embark on a one-year flight are similar in many ways: born in the 1960s, fathers of daughters, military backgrounds.

Czechs deploy wild horses from Britain to save biodiversity

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 03:33
MILOVICE, Czech Republic (AP) — Twenty-five years ago it was a military zone where occupying Soviet troops held exercises. Today it's a sanctuary inhabited by wild animals that scientists hope will improve biodiversity among local plants as well as save endangered species.

US agency: Keep threatened status for green sea turtles

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 18:24
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's green sea turtles should continue to be classified as threatened because its population is small and nearly all of them nest at the same low-lying atoll, federal wildlife agencies said Friday.

Coast Guard welcomes spring by breaking up Great Lakes ice

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 17:26
ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is welcoming spring by breaking up ice that remains on some Great Lakes shipping channels.

Bernice Steadman dies; part of NASA's 'Mercury 13' program

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:28
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A woman who was among 13 selected for training as possible astronauts in the early 1960s has died at her northern Michigan home. She was 89.

Alaska prepares for wood bison return after a century

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 08:40
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials are preparing to release North America's largest land mammal into its native U.S. habitat for the first time in more than a century.

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 07:09
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles.

Ring of light: Total eclipse over Svalbard islands in Arctic

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 02:35
TORSHAVN, Faeroe Islands (AP) — Thousands of sky-gazers on the Faeroe Islands are hoping for the clouds to part so that they can get a clear view of a total solar eclipse.