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GENEVA (AP) — Swiss scientists are urging alpinists and hikers to keep an eye out this summer for lost items in melting ice patches — items lost hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The criminal prosecution of a University of California, Los Angeles, chemistry professor stemming from a fatal lab fire has ended with a settlement.
LONDON (AP) — In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of astronauts took a spacewalk Thursday to install a new antenna and move a cargo boom outside the International Space Station.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Astronomers in Chile are blasting away the top of a mountain to install what they say will be the world's largest optical telescope.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the moment that humanity learned we had the awesome power to erase an entire species off the face of the Earth in the scientific equivalent of a blink of an eye: The passenger pigeon went from billions of birds to extinct before our very eyes.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is now producing 1 million barrels of oil per day, with a large part of the credit due to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state.