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Total lunar eclipse offers weekend treat for West Coast

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 11:39
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are providing a holiday treat this weekend, but you'll have to be quick to catch it.

Scientists say polar bears won't thrive on land food

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 08:59
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.

TV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 07:52
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not every veterinarian would call it paradise.

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 23:05
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.

Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:13
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.

US to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:25
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.

Solar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 21:26
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.

Study Finds Equality Between Sexes at Moment of Conception

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 12:04
At conception, the two sexes are produced at equal rates, study says.

Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 11:37
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.

Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 09:07
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.

Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:30
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.

3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 05:22
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth.

Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned

Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:21
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.

Russian, American ready for a year in space

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:19
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.

Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 20:07
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.

Weather service: Tornado likely touched down in Arkansas

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:10
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.

Minor glitch delays restart of Large Hadron Collider

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:25
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.

Researchers find fossil of 'Super Salamander' species

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 02:18
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.

Russia to resume space tourism in 2018

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 01:32
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts.

1-year space crewmen will miss weather, nature while gone

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:29
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.