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Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:18
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.

DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:38
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:27
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.

NASA spacecraft nearing its second stop _ dwarf planet Ceres

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:46
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.

Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:12
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 04:15
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.

China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:45
BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.

China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:41
BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.

Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:03
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — A floating Arctic laboratory four decades in the making has arrived at its home port and stands poised to begin unlocking mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth.

Switzerland 1st country to submit pledge for UN climate pact

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:39
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Switzerland has become the first country to submit a pledge to the United Nations for a new global climate deal, vowing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

UN plans decision in August on mass Ebola vaccine program

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:03
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says a decision will be made in August whether to recommend a program of mass vaccination against Ebola in affected countries.

Hollande tours typhoon-hit Philippines ahead of climate deal

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 22:24
GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Friday took his warning about the need for funds for a landmark climate deal to a central Philippine town that was devastated by a killer typhoon in 2013.

Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:05
SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a newborn orca off the coast of Washington state.

Call for study to settle if anesthesia poses risk to babies

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:08
WASHINGTON (AP) — Studies of baby animals have long suggested that going under anesthesia can have some harmful effects on a developing brain. Now some scientists want to find out whether those same drugs may pose subtle risks for human babies and toddlers.

Authorities recruit college for help finding human head

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:31
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have recruited Idaho State University staff and graduate students to search some large caves for a missing human head in a mysterious cold-case killing.

Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:58
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with water in his helmet at the end of his excursion Wednesday, scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the International Space Station nearly two years ago.

Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:18
PHOENIX (AP) — Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico.

Indian city bans public gatherings over swine flu fears

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:04
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — A west Indian city has banned most public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread of swine flu, which has claimed at least 926 lives nationwide in 11 weeks.

Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.

Astronauts take 2nd spacewalk for cable, lube job

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 03:45
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA astronauts have ventured back outside the International Space Station for more cable work and a lube job.