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European space plane prototype set for launch

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 03:14
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency is preparing the first launch of a prototype spacecraft capable of returning to Earth.

Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:56
ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.

Unmanned spaceship splashes down near Southern California

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 16:51
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dragon has landed near Southern California.

Obama seeks $2 billion in private dollars for clean energy

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 07:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.

After 45 years, souvenirs from Apollo 11 come to light

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 13:58
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, a cloth satchel full of souvenirs brought back by Neil Armstrong has come to light.

Boris the polar bear has 3 teeth pulled at Washington zoo

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 12:31
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Boris the 29-year-old polar bear is eating only soft foods for a while after having surgery to remove three broken or decayed teeth at a Washington state zoo.

Researchers help guard sunken tribe artifacts from turbines

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:36
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — University of Rhode Island researchers are working with Native Americans to ensure that energy companies hoping to erect massive wind turbines off New England don't inadvertently disturb the tribes' sunken ceremonial sites and burial grounds.

SpaceX launch of observatory, landing test off until Tuesday

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 05:59
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A deep-space observatory has to wait yet another day before flying.

Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 03:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail.

Researchers: Climate change affecting Hawaii Island storms

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 15:48
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii island is seeing more frequent heavy storms, and climate change may be the reason, according to two University of Hawaii researchers.

SpaceX looks to launch space weather satellite, land rocket

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 05:35
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is aiming for both a launch and landing within minutes of each other Sunday.

Schwarzenegger calls for more effort to fight climate change

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 04:28
MUNICH (AP) — Former California governor and Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling for more to be done to combat climate change, saying it is "the issue of our time."

Lack of ice hampers efforts to net homely invasive fish

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:50
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Warm weather has helped grant a reprieve this year to a homely, eel-like and especially slimy fish pursued by anglers as they compete for big money in two annual ice-fishing tournaments at a reservoir on the Wyoming-Utah line.

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