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SpaceX announces design competition for Hyperloop

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 08:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk wants to jump-start his Hyperloop high-speed transit system.

Europe's comet lander makes 2nd contact after waking up

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:21
BERLIN (AP) — The Philae spacecraft has been in touch with Earth from a comet for the second time since waking up, though it delivered less data than on its first contact.

Kayak protesters try to stop Shell oil drill rig in Seattle

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:11
SEATTLE (AP) — Greenpeace says 13 protesters in kayaks formed a blockade to try to stop Royal Dutch Shell's drill rig from leaving Seattle on its way to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean.

Indonesia evacuates more villagers from volcano area

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 02:43
TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in western Indonesia are evacuating more villagers living near a volcano that's been rumbling for weeks.

A timeline of comet probe's 11-year journey

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 05:11
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency said Sunday that its comet lander Philae has woken up from hibernation and managed to send data back to Earth for the first time in seven months. The probe went quiet on Nov. 15, three days after it was separated from its mother ship Rosetta and touched down on the city surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he was forced to resign

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:54
LONDON (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist says he was forced to resign after sexist comments drew widespread condemnation.

Comet lander Philae awakes from hibernation

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:38
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says its comet lander Philae has woken up from hibernation.

Pope eyes worldwide audience for environment encyclical

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 02:56
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is looking for a global audience for his upcoming encyclical on the environment, saying it's addressed to everyone, not just Catholics.

Scientists emerge from isolated dome on Hawaii volcano slope

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 15:05
HONOLULU (AP) — Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung unleashes new powerful burst

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 05:12
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed a new powerful burst of volcanic ash.

House panel calls out nuke officials for repeated failures

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:10
Members of a U.S. House panel say they're frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at the sites that make up the nation's nuclear complex.

What's ahead for Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 03:24
TOKYO (AP) — Four years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, the road ahead remains riddled with unknowns.

Japan OKs long-term Fukushima cleanup plan despite unknowns

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 20:50
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved a revised 40-year roadmap to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, but many questions remain.

3 space station astronauts safely return to Earth

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 06:12
DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — A three-person crew from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan after a longer than expected orbital stint.

Nobel laureate resigns honorary UK post after sexist remarks

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 00:31
LONDON (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who said there was "trouble with girls" working in laboratories has resigned from his honorary post at University College London.

Officials monitoring rodents for plague at Grand Canyon

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:21
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Summertime in Arizona's higher terrain means an increased risk of residents and tourists coming into contact with rodents that carry the plague. Health officials spend months monitoring squirrels, mice and prairie dogs for the rare but sometimes fatal disease. They also warn the public to avoid contact with wildlife and recommend that pets have flea collars or be sprayed routinely.

What countries have offered for Paris climate agreement

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:10
BONN, Germany (AP) — A global climate agreement being negotiated this week in Bonn is supposed to apply to all countries, from large industrialized economies to tiny island nations.

APNewsBreak: California oil spill cleanup costs $69 million

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 12:08
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far.

Planetary Society's solar-sail test a success in space

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 11:22
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An experimental solar sail is being called a success three weeks after its arrival in space.

Nobel laureate stirs storm with comments on 'girls' in labs

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 04:19
LONDON (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist has apologized for saying the "trouble with girls" working in science labs is that it leads to romantic entanglements and harms science.