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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire Elon Musk wants to jump-start his Hyperloop high-speed transit system.
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.
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.
TANAH KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in western Indonesia are evacuating more villagers living near a volcano that's been rumbling for weeks.
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.
LONDON (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist says he was forced to resign after sexist comments drew widespread condemnation.
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says its comet lander Philae has woken up from hibernation.
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.
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.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed a new powerful burst of volcanic ash.
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.
TOKYO (AP) — Four years after an earthquake and tsunami destroyed Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, the road ahead remains riddled with unknowns.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved a revised 40-year roadmap to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, but many questions remain.
DZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan (AP) — A three-person crew from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan after a longer than expected orbital stint.
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.
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.
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.
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The cost of cleaning up last month's oil spill on the California coast has reached $69 million so far.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An experimental solar sail is being called a success three weeks after its arrival in space.
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.