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Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:06
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.

Court dismisses lawsuit seeking personhood for 2 NY chimps

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 12:07
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to free two chimpanzees from a New York state university by arguing the human-like animals deserved "personhood" status.

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:56
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.

Human fetal tissue long used for variety of medical studies

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 03:39
NEW YORK (AP) — Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.

Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:21
VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma shut its doors Tuesday after a mother reported her two young sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local water park

Panel scales back new oil rules for North Dakota reservation

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 13:09
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Tribal leaders from a prolific portion of North Dakota's oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation are scaling back proposed drilling regulations that industry officials warned could slow crude production.

2 injection wells shut down, 1 curbing activity after quakes

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:13
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says two oil and gas wastewater injection wells are shutting down and one is reducing operations in the Crescent area following several earthquakes.

US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:08
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.

Critically endangered northern white rhino dies at Czech zoo

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:53
PRAGUE (AP) — One of the last five northern white rhinoceros left in the world has died.

French archaeology students find 560,000-year-old tooth

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 08:14
PARIS (AP) — Two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, a discovery praised by archaeologists as the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country and being rare from that period in Europe.

Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 13:34
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A scientist says researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island.

Magnitude 4.5 and 4.0 earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 11:42
CRESCENT, Okla. (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma.

Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:57
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

Rarely-seen whale washes up on Massachusetts beach

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 16:16
BOSTON (AP) — Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.

Judge rules Alzheimer's project belongs to UC San Diego

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the University of California, San Diego — handing the school a major victory in its lawsuit against the University of Southern California.

Hydrogen Gas to Blame for Mystery Rhode Island Beach Blast

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:52
Beach blast in Rhode Island blamed on combustion of hydrogen gas buildup.

1 of oldest African elephants in North America euthanized

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20
SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — An animal-welfare group says one of the oldest African elephants in North America has been euthanized in California because of chronic degenerative joint and foot disease.

Former UN climate panel chief removed from Delhi institute

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:45
NEW DELHI (AP) — The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment.

Fat sense: Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over sweet and salt: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too.

Lake Michigan, Surprising Home to 116-Year-Old Shipwreck

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:07
Michigan Shipwreck Research Association discovers 116-year-old shipwreck off coast of Muskegon.

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