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2nd total lunar eclipse of year coming up Wed.

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:36
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — If you missed April's total eclipse of the moon, now's your chance. But you'll need to get up early.

A look at winners of 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:56
WHO WON?

3 win medicine Nobel for discovering brain GPS

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:01
STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian married couple May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the brain's positioning system.

Surge in Sierra bears reported; 9 caught in 2 days

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:26
RENO, Nev. (AP) — You'd be hungry too if you couldn't find any food and were used to eating the equivalent of more than 80 cheeseburgers a day.

Nobel-winning physicist Martin Perl dies at age 87

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:52
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton has died at age 87.

Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:17
TOKYO (AP) — Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption.

USC memory scientist Richard Thompson dies at 84

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard F. Thompson, the University of Southern California neuroscientist whose experiments with rabbits led to breakthrough discoveries on how memories are physically stored in the brain, has died. He was 84.

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

More than 30 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 22:26
TOKYO (AP) — Rescue workers on Sunday found more than 30 people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano, a Japanese police official said.

Volcano erupts in Japan; 7 missing, 40 injured

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 04:41
TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash high into the sky and prompting a warning to climbers and others to avoid the area.

US-Russian space crew lifts off for space station

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:42
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A U.S.-Russian space crew has blasted off successfully for the International Space Station.

India releases blurry image of giant Mars craters

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 03:21
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's space agency has released an image of Mars taken by the nation's first interplanetary spacecraft.

Jurors deliberating in poisoned doctor trial

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 14:52
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning a colleague who was also her lover was described by prosecutors on Wednesday as a devious and manipulative person who took extreme action when the man she'd become obsessed with rejected her.

University launches beer-making program

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:57
DETROIT (AP) — Colleges and beer have a long shared history. A university in Michigan is taking that partnership to a new level with the creation of a program to train and certify experts in "fermentation science."

GE to give Penn State $10M for gas drilling center

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 03:57
PITTSBURGH (AP) — General Electric Co. says it will give Penn State University up to $10 million to create a new center for natural gas industry research.

Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 01:06
BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. They work as nature's SWAT team, neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy one of the developing world's most important staple foods: cassava.

Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:01
NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.

Mars missions: Successes and failures

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:32
NEW DELHI (AP) — Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved.

Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:41
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year.

Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging to sign an executive order requiring the U.S. government to take climate change into account when it spends money overseas to help poorer countries.

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