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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.

SpaceX to build rocket launch site in South Texas

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:51
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:12
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.

2-pound Michigan baby undergoes heart procedure

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:29
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A 2-pound Michigan newborn dubbed "Mighty Girl" by her parents is one of the smallest babies in the world to undergo a heart procedure to open up a blocked artery caused by a congenital defect.

$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River basin

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 20:21
DENVER (AP) — Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.

See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 08:37
NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen.

AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 08:07
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming.

APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:05
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Caught on radar: Beer-loving bugs swarm in Midwest

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:16
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess.

US wildlife officials propose limiting snake trade

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal wildlife officials recently proposed strict nationwide limits on importing and shipping boa constrictors and four other snake species in an effort to prevent them from being introduced into the wild.

Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:56
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned.

Comet-chasing space probe makes surprise discovery

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 08:22
BERLIN (AP) — A space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two separate lumps of rock and ice, scientists said Thursday.

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