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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are providing a holiday treat this weekend, but you'll have to be quick to catch it.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A paper published Wednesday says polar bears forced onto land because of melting ice are unlikely to find enough food to replace their diet of seals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not every veterinarian would call it paradise.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean as part of their winter migration to South America, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will pledge Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.
BEIJING (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.
At conception, the two sexes are produced at equal rates, study says.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry.
PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says 100 wood bison have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village for reintroduction into the wild.
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he'll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart jokes he won't miss his twin brother.
BOSTON (AP) — From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The National Weather Service says a severe weather system in Arkansas likely produced the nation's first tornado for the month of March.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a minor glitch will delay the re-start of Europe's multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider either a couple of days or more than a month.
LONDON (AP) — Researchers have found fossil remains of a previously unknown species of crocodile-like "super salamander" that roamed the Earth more than 200 million years ago.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut about to embark on a one-year flight are similar in many ways: born in the 1960s, fathers of daughters, military backgrounds.