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NEW DELHI (AP) — With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 120 world leaders will convene for a U.N. climate summit. Environmentalists will take to the streets in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs and climatologists will appear at a string of events and press conferences.
BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, federal officials said Tuesday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.
DENVER (AP) — Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.
BERLIN (AP) — Talk about a moving target.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three space station astronauts are back on Earth.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The FBI is investigating programs in at least three states that collect human bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Faeroe Islands court has found six members of the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society guilty of attempting to hinder a traditional pilot whales drive in the North Atlantic islands, and fined each one 1,000 kroner ($174).
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta hospital says a patient infected with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $328 million for protecting and restoring farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.
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.
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.
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.