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Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:46
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.

Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 09:06
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab.

GPS devices find huge water loss in western US

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:07
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new study finds that 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 5 inches of water.

Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 08:22
LONDON (AP) — Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.

Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:11
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years.

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 07:01
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting.

100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:40
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new study by some of the world's leading elephant experts estimates that poachers killed 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012.

Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:22
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth.

Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 22:06
CHICAGO (AP) — Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found.

Sweet job: England seeks 'choc doc' to study candy

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:42
LONDON (AP) — Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?

Space station supply ship exits, now packing trash

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:02
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship has ended its monthlong space station visit.

Mom, son find wooly mammoth tusks 22 years apart

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:36
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man who was having little luck catching salmon decided to look for fossils over the weekend and found a wooly mammoth tusk in the same Alaska location where his mother found one 22 years ago.

Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.

Greek PM says important tomb found in northern dig

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 09:22
AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, officials said Tuesday.

Storm forecasters adding extra layers to warnings

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 23:41
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center said Monday it will add two threat levels to its weather outlooks so people aren't surprised by really bad storms on days with just a "slight risk" of tornadoes, hail or high winds.

Dig this: Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:26
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30 years.

Rosetta space probe catches up with comet

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:46
DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.

Barges may sail down Mississippi by weekend

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:05
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials hope to clear enough silt and sand from the Mississippi River so barge traffic can resume downstream this weekend.

Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:06
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms.

Bear escapes habitat at Texas zoo; no one hurt

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:22
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 220-pound black bear who managed to climb out of a South Texas zoo exhibit took a dip in a pond with some harbor seals before staffers tranquilized him.

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