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Stanford, Harvard researchers to share $500K medical prize

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:49
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will receive one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month in New York.

Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 01:24
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.

Report: DOJ, FBI acknowledge flawed testimony from unit

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 17:54
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is reporting that the Justice Department and FBI are formally acknowledging that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants.

A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 05:07
KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) — Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot.

Hawaii telescope builders again extend construction timeout

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 19:33
HONOLULU (AP) — A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday.

Scientists: 3 wolves remain at Isle Royale National Park

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:34
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The gray wolves of Isle Royale National Park, which scientists have studied closely for more than half a century along with the moose on which they feed, are on the verge of disappearing as the most recent census showed that only three remain, scientists said Friday.

Fish found in suspected tsunami debris boat quarantined

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:49
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The wreckage of a fishing boat that appears to be debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami was carrying some unexpected passengers — fish from Japanese waters — when it was spotted off the Oregon coast.

Large measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 09:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials have declared an end to the large measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland in December.

The globe's record heat keeps on broiling into this year

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's been no break from the globe's record heat — the first three months of 2015 have set new high temperature marks.

SpaceX shipment arrives at space station: 1st espresso maker

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 03:31
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The SpaceX supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Monday morning, delivering the world's first espresso machine designed exclusively for astronauts.

Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:10
CHICAGO (AP) — There's an ambiguous answer sometimes to the question everyone asks when a baby is born. Boy or girl? For at least 1 in 5,000 newborns each year, the answer is "intersex."

Los Alamos radiation release could have been prevented

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:33
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say officials could have prevented the poor management and lapses in safety that led to radiation contamination inside the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.

Spacecraft circling Mercury will crash into planet April 30

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:58
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's Messenger spacecraft will crash into the planet at the end of this month.

Those puppy eyes can help a dog bond with owner

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:11
NEW YORK (AP) — Oh, those puppy eyes.

Gray whales' Pacific crossing leads to questions of origin

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:59
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists studying the migration of endangered western Pacific gray whales are questioning whether they're a separate population or simply California gray whales that have expanded their territory.

California goose with arrow piercing neck dies after surgery

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 06:02
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Orange County authorities are trying to catch a rare Egyptian goose that has an arrow through its neck.

Vietnamese villagers block traffic to protest pollution

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 20:02
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Hundreds of villagers in central Vietnam blocked traffic on the country's main artery for hours to protest pollution from a coal-fired thermo power plant, a local official said Thursday.

Federal fisheries regulators halt West Coast sardine season

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 17:07
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved an early closure of commercial sardine fishing off Oregon, Washington and California to prevent overfishing.

Experts remove whale carcass near San Francisco

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:06
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — When a 50-foot sperm whale washed ashore on a beach south of San Francisco, people stopped to look, snapped pictures of the massive mammal and even reached out and touched the creature that looks more like a dark ocean rock than the largest tooth predator on earth.

Canine flu outbreak sickens hundreds of dogs in Midwest

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:00
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A canine flu outbreak has sickened many dogs in the Midwest, and veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to keep their dogs from going nose-to-nose with other four-legged friends.

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