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Publisher Zuckerman announces US-Israel science initiative

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:50
NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate magnate and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced a scholarship program to pay for American graduate students in the sciences to study in Israel.

Alaska quake Q&A: Geologists explain state's vulnerability

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:56
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A massive weekend earthquake in Alaska cracked a road, broke natural gas lines and destroyed four homes. But the magnitude-7.1 quake wasn't the first or even the biggest temblor to rock the state.

10 die in avalanches across West in 10 days

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 12:10
DENVER (AP) — Ten people have died in avalanches across the West in the last 10 days, making this month the deadliest January for slides in nearly 20 years.

Egypt sends 8 to trial over botched repair of King Tut mask

Sun, 01/24/2016 - 02:30
CAIRO (AP) — Eight Egyptians involved in a botched repair of the famed golden burial mask of King Tut, which was corrected late last year, have been referred to trial for "gross negligence."

Matt Damon brings call for clean water for all to Sundance

Sat, 01/23/2016 - 21:36
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, is something millions of people across the globe experience every day.

IAEA: Japan nuclear regulation should improve skills, law

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 21:36
TOKYO (AP) — A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency says Japan's nuclear safety regulation has improved since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but it still needs to strengthen inspections and staff competency.

With 22.3M digits, new prime number sets record

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:00
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mathematicians at the University of Central Missouri have discovered a record-setting prime number that's so large it would take about 6,000 pages of paper to print.

5 brightest planets gather in pre-dawn sky for heavenly show

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:02
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Our five closest planetary neighbors are putting on a heavenly show.

Magnitude-6.4 quake strikes China, damaging dozens of homes

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 21:20
BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck a remote region of northwest China, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties.

Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 20:13
UNTAVI, Bolivia (AP) — Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.

Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 18:33
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy is launching a carrier strike group to be powered partly by biofuels.

Scientists ID new genus of tree frogs long thought extinct

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 17:43
NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than a century, two mysterious tree frog specimens collected by a British naturalist in 1870 and housed at the Natural History Museum in London were assumed to be part of a vanished species, never again found in the wild. Until now.

Baby fur seal found in bushes at California business park

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 15:27
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — An emaciated baby northern fur seal is recovering after it was found in some bushes at a San Francisco Bay Area business park.

Official wishes air monitoring were better after gas leak

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 12:31
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County public health official says he wishes air pollution monitoring had been more comprehensive soon after a massive natural gas leak was reported in October.

Grisly Fossils From Kenya Reveal a 10,000-Year-Old Massacre

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 09:07
Scientists have found grisly evidence that violence between groups was a part of such societies.

Scientists: Solid evidence for 9th planet in solar system

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 06:37
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists say they finally have "solid evidence" for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the fringes of our solar system.

NOAA, NASA: 2015 was hottest on Earth by a wide margin

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 06:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.

Q&A: Hawaii baby born with defect linked to Zika virus

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 00:40
HONOLULU (AP) — Health officials say a baby born in a Hawaii hospital is the first in the U.S. with a birth defect linked to the Zika virus, a tropical illness currently found in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Q&A: Hawaii baby born with defect linked to Zika virus

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 15:24
HONOLULU (AP) — Health officials say a baby born in a Hawaii hospital is the first in the U.S. with a birth defect linked to the Zika virus, a tropical illness currently found in Latin American and Caribbean countries.

East Coast, Ohio Valley brace for possible big snowstorm

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:58
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm.

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