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Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 15:45
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new study says fjords crammed with ice from tidewater glaciers are the noisiest places in the ocean.

Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres gets ready for the spotlight

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:57
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up.

WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 03:40
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says it will soon start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the dreaded virus.

Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:07
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a "superbug" tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

Mouse study finds extra oxygen may spur tumor-fighting cells

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in fighting cancer.

Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say a fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans.

UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 06:53
LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says people around the world are eating too much sugar and should slash their intake to about 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories.

UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 03:55
LONDON (AP) — Scientists at a British museum have worked out the weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeletons.

NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:45
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.

Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:47
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — Environmental officials say spilled oil has covered 50 birds after as much as 1,500 gallons of used motor oil leaked into irrigation canals and a river in an agricultural area of south-central Washington.

Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 05:18
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.

DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 04:38
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.

DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 02:27
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say ancient DNA samples indicate massive migration to Europe from the east took place some 4,500 years ago.

NASA spacecraft nearing its second stop _ dwarf planet Ceres

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 23:46
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.

Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles

Sun, 03/01/2015 - 00:12
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region.

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting faster

Sat, 02/28/2015 - 04:15
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.

China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 22:45
BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.

China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:41
BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.

Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:03
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — A floating Arctic laboratory four decades in the making has arrived at its home port and stands poised to begin unlocking mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth.

Switzerland 1st country to submit pledge for UN climate pact

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 08:39
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Switzerland has become the first country to submit a pledge to the United Nations for a new global climate deal, vowing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.