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More than 80 whales wash ashore on India's southern coast

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 03:11
NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials in India say more than 80 whales are stranded off the country's southern coast.

Astronaut Peake pays tribute to 'Starman' Bowie from space

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 01:37
LONDON (AP) — Here he is, sitting in a tin can, far above the world — and saying goodbye to David Bowie.

Great white shark dies after 3 days in Japanese aquarium

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 22:47
TOKYO (AP) — A great white shark has died after barely three days in a rare case of captivity in a Japanese aquarium.

DiCaprio happy leaders taking climate change more seriously

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 20:53
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio feels optimistic that the debate over climate change has begun to wane and world leaders are finally starting to take it more seriously.

5 supersize stars found in other galaxies

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 14:25
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have discovered five supersize stars in other galaxies on a par with the monstrous stellar system in our own Milky Way.

Study: Ebola survivors' blood didn't help patients in Guinea

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:10
LONDON (AP) — Giving the blood of Ebola survivors to patients didn't seem to make a difference, doctors found in the biggest study so far on the approach, prompting some scientists to say it's time to abandon the strategy.

Study: Star clusters might host intelligent civilizations

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 11:18
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Clusters of stars on the fringes of our Milky Way galaxy may be home to intelligent life. That's that word from an astrophysicist who's new to probing extraterrestrial territory.

APNewsBreak: EPA says pesticide harms bees in some cases

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 01:28
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has found that a major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco.

Meteorologists: 'Darth Nino' ties record for strongest seen

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meteorologists say the current El Nino has stormed its way into the record books, tying 1997-1998 as the strongest recorded.

Rare galaxy with 2 black holes has 1 starved of stars

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 08:18
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — An astrophysicist has discovered something even rarer than a double-black hole galaxy: a skinny black hole.

Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 14:41
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state commission that regulates Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce wastewater disposal volumes on Monday after at least a dozen earthquakes hit an area north of Oklahoma City in less than a week.

SpaceX's returned booster rocket back in hangar

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 13:52
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX's booster rocket, the Falcon, is back in its nest following a historic landing.

California braces for series of El Nino storms

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 12:14
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After all the talk, El Niño storms have finally lined up over the Pacific and started soaking drought-parched California with rain expected to last for most of the next two weeks, forecasters said Monday.

APNewsBreak: States divvy up Yellowstone-area grizzly hunt

Sun, 01/03/2016 - 21:40
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife officials have divvied up how many grizzly bears could be killed by hunters in the Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.

South African group reports slight drop in rhino poaching

Sat, 01/02/2016 - 03:13
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A conservation group says the number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2015 was slightly lower than in the previous year, a statistic that, if confirmed, would be the first annual drop in numbers since rhino poaching surged around 2008.

Humpback whales slow to arrive in Hawaii

Fri, 01/01/2016 - 20:37
HONOLULU (AP) — December usually marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the animals have been slow to return this year.

Indian capital starts plan to cut pollution by limiting cars

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 20:41
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital has kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks.

Japanese research institute earns right to name element 113

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 01:16
TOKYO (AP) — A world scientific body says Japanese scientists have met the criteria for naming a new element, the synthetic highly radioactive element 113.

Donald Trump is not a fan of pump hairspray

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 14:23
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump has a personal beef with one of the efforts aimed at protecting the environment — it's messing with his hair.

Grizzly bear deaths rise as Yellowstone population grows

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 13:29
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The number of grizzly bear deaths or removals in the Yellowstone region climbed to an all-time high in 2015, but biologists say they're not worried about the animal's long-term survival in the area.