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Particles could reveal clues to how Egypt pyramid was built

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 04:37
CAIRO (AP) — An international team of researchers will soon begin analyzing cosmic particles collected inside Egypt's Bent Pyramid to search for clues as to how it was built.

Launch set for US-European ocean-monitoring satellite

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 23:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect and measure ocean phenomena like El Nino is scheduled for launch this weekend aboard a SpaceX rocket that will attempt to land its discarded first stage on a floating barge.

Launch set for US-European ocean-monitoring satellite

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 09:48
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The latest in a series of U.S.-European ocean-monitoring satellites is scheduled for launch into orbit on Sunday.

Brazil to fund development of vaccine for Zika virus

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 06:26
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government says it is directing funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against a virus linked to brain damage in babies.

Britain gets 1st spacewalker; station power grid needs fixed

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 05:15
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts — including Britain's first spacewalker — ventured outside Friday morning to restore full power to the International Space Station.

6 fall ill in France after participating in clinical trial

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:00
PARIS (AP) — Officials say six volunteers have fallen ill after participating in a clinical trial in the French city of Rennes and one of them is brain-dead.

California temporarily curbing water to spare vanishing fish

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 02:26
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saying current water conditions pose particular peril for the state's tiny, disappearing Delta smelt, federal officials moved to temporarily reduce water deliveries for farmers and millions of other Californians.

Cancer 'moonshot' aims to speed fight against No. 2 killer

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 23:37
WASHINGTON (AP) — Harking back to America's triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a "moonshot" effort to cure cancer.

California temporarily curbing water to spare vanishing fish

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 19:47
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saying current water conditions pose particular peril for the state's tiny, disappearing Delta smelt, federal officials moved Thursday to temporarily reduce water deliveries for farmers and millions of other Californians.

Angry residents voice earthquake concerns at Edmond forum

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:55
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Angry residents in this Oklahoma City suburb chastised policymakers on Thursday for not taking action sooner to restrict oil and gas wastewater injection wells that have been linked to a dramatic rise in earthquakes.

Obama administration will announce halt on new coal leases

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:45
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will announce a moratorium Friday on any major new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review of whether the fees charged to mining companies provide a fair return to taxpayers.

Scientists spot brightest supernova yet, outshines Milky Way

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 11:39
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that outshines its closest competitors by 2-to-1.

Bones of hunted mammoth show early human presence in Arctic

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 10:19
NEW YORK (AP) — The remains of a mammoth that was hunted down about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known evidence of humans in the Arctic.

Egypt unveils rare whale fossil museum to boost tourism

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 08:48
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's tourism minister says the government will spend $32 million to upgrade security in two Red Sea resorts popular with foreign tourists.

Egypt opens exhibition of repatriated antiquities

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 07:32
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has opened an exhibition of the latest batch of antiquities that have been returned to the country after they were spirited out illegally.

WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 05:10
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia, though health officials warn that it will be several more months before the world is considered free of the disease that claimed more than 11,300 lives over two years.

Montana to decide whether to relocate sage grouse to Canada

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 22:41
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials will decide Thursday whether to relocate dozens of sage grouse to Alberta to help restore the struggling bird population in the Canadian province.

Irishman sentenced to prison for rhinoceros horn trafficking

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 18:17
WACO, Texas (AP) — An Irishman has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after pleading guilty in Texas to illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns.

Geologists find tsunami hazard in eastern Aleutian Islands

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 14:31
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 125-mile section of the eastern Aleutian Islands that was once considered unlikely to generate earthquakes may be a future source of temblors — as well as potentially devastating tsunamis that could hit Hawaii.

Grizzly killing report: Yellowstone hikers taking risks

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:20
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The killing of a Montana man by a Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear highlights the need for hikers in the region to travel in groups, carry Mace-like bear spray and take other precautions against attacks, investigators said Wednesday.

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