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Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 02:22
BEIJING (AP) — A study shows that women in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the Chinese capital was smoggier.

Russian spacecraft still spinning out of control in orbit

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:47
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Mission Control has failed to stabilize a cargo ship spinning out of control in orbit, but says it has not yet given up on saving the unmanned spacecraft.

NASA to Crash on Mercury

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:59
No mercy at Mercury: NASA spacecraft to plunge from orbit and slam into planet Thursday.

NASA spacecraft to impact planet Mercury on Thursday

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 00:50
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mercury-orbiting spacecraft, Messenger, is going out with a bang this week, adding a hefty crater to the little planet closest to the sun.

U.N. Vatican Team Up for Climate Change Agenda

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 07:01
U.N. chief praises pope for framing climate change as moral imperative as Vatican-U.N. join forces.

Problems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 02:15
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency has postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft.

Groups want review of Shell's Arctic regulatory filings

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 20:43
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An ocean advocacy group and a university law clinic are petitioning the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation of Royal Dutch Shell PLC and what the group call misstatements in regulatory filings regarding Arctic offshore drilling.

Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.

Thailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 22:39
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday.

Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 09:25
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.

Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 13:37
Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.

Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:03
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.

Dallas Zoo giraffe whose birth was seen online named Kipenzi

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:53
DALLAS (AP) — A giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo as people around the world watched online has been named.

Blue Bell closing all 3 creameries for training, cleaning

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:49
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for intensive cleaning and employee training in response to listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream.

Loose moose munching on leaves in Idaho park gets captured

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 12:43
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wildlife officials have wrangled a moose that meandered through a park in Idaho's largest city, the second sighting of the animal captured last year in Boise.

NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble's 25th

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 09:17
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 08:38
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.

Nicole Kidman returning to London stage in DNA story

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 06:53
LONDON (AP) — Nicole Kidman is returning to the London stage in a play about the woman who helped unlock the secrets of DNA.

Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 05:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.

Scientists: Over 143M Americans live in quake-prone areas

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 12:15
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say more than 143 million Americans in the Lower 48 states now live in earthquake-prone areas.