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NOAA: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:01
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans.

Spacecraft closing in on Pluto hits speed bump, but recovers

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 13:41
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on track to sweep past Pluto next week despite hitting a "speed bump" that temporarily halted science collection.

US appeals court upholds EPA plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 09:15
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has upheld a federal plan limiting pollution in the Chesapeake Bay despite objections from farmers who accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of abusing its power.

Russian craft delivers long-awaited cargo to space station

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 01:58
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.

Washington woman who died of measles had been vaccinated

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:50
SEATTLE (AP) — A local health official says a woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system.

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 21:39
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket has successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.

Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 13:59
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk.

Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:12
NEW YORK (AP) — Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses today have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that.

Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 20:28
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.

2 red panda cubs born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 14:34
CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, red panda cubs have been born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:58
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who has admitted to faking AIDS research has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison and must repay a federal government agency more than $7 million.

Thousands gather in Portland as Oregon eases into legal weed

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:01
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is easing into an era of legal marijuana after an early-morning party on a bridge at the center of Portland.

Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:26
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.

Fishing groups ask court to halt ocean seismic testing

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:33
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Five fishing groups asked a federal court to stop scientists from blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, arguing their research is disturbing marine life off the New Jersey coast by exposing animals to noise comparable to a space shuttle launch or a nuclear bomb.

It's the pits: Comet appears to have sinkholes, study says

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:18
NEW YORK (AP) — Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes.

Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 09:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds.

Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 07:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows.

Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 14:33
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.

Don't blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:24
Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second.

China announces climate target for Paris deal

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:42
PARIS (AP) — China on Tuesday announced its contribution to a global climate pact that's supposed to be adopted this year in Paris, pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and to halt their growth by 2030.