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4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:11
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta hospital says a patient infected with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment.

US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:11
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $328 million for protecting and restoring farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.

Seychelles snail, thought extinct, found alive

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:36
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A snail once thought to have been among the first species to go extinct because of climate change has reappeared in the wild.

Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 04:52
CHICAGO (AP) — Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

New plan avoids mud dumping in Barrier Reef Park

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 01:30
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The government of Australia's Queensland state approved a plan Monday that will prevent 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of seabed mud from being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection.

Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 16:31
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:22
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.