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LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking is a scientific superstar. Now he's going to mix with rock stars, taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space officials say they have decided to delay both the landing of some of the International Space Station's crew and the launch of their successors due to the recent failed launch of an unmanned Russian cargo ship.
BAGHDAD (AP) — The videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts in Iraq's museums and blowing up 3,000-year-old temples are chilling enough, but one of Iraq's top antiquities officials is now saying the destruction is a cover for an even more sinister activity — the systematic looting of Iraq's cultural heritage.
CLIVE, Utah (AP) — A waste disposal company is trying to reassure regulators and residents that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive can remain safely buried in a barren, remote area of northwest Utah.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Cornell University institute searching for signs of life among the billions and billions of stars in the sky is being named for — who else? — Carl Sagan.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency says the unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean.
BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) — Belize is considering new offshore drilling regulations that could open up nearly the entire coast to exploration and exploitation, environmental groups warned this week, calling it a threat to vital reefs, fisheries and tourism concerns.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will be at least several months before its products are back in stores as the Texas-based company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted a total product recall.
New Jersey judge rules in paternity case that a set of twin girls has different fathers.
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions crashed in Copenhagen, the United Nations climate chief said Thursday.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seattle's mayor and environmentalists have vowed to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle's waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change.
SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront — but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change.
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists say a ship may have hit and killed a young humpback whale that washed up at a beach in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. have again asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeking expanded, court-ordered safety zones to keep protesters away from Shell's Arctic drill fleet.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing guidelines to help state and local officials detect dangerous levels of algal toxins in drinking water.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists said global levels of the most prevalent heat-trapping gas have passed a daunting milestone.
HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Small earthquakes hundreds of miles apart have rattled communities east of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Study of 3,000 golden retrievers aims to uncover why health woes plague breed, shorten lives.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is about to conduct the first major test of its brand new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.