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European Space Agency confirms comet landing site

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:57
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet.

Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:11
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak's (KAL-ee-ak's) part-time job is keeping polar bears away from people in a village on Alaska's Beaufort (BOH'-fort) Sea coast, so she was prepared when one of the biggest bears she's ever seen got inside a house.

Image of Asia: Volcanic lightning on display

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:42
In this photo made with a slow shutter speed by Binsar Bakkara, volcanic lightning is seen from Jeraya village, about 7 kilometers from erupting Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano released hot clouds six times Tuesday. The volcano's alert status remains at the third-highest level, advising residents to stand ready to flee if conditions worsen. More than 3,200 people are staying in 16 temporary shelters due to Sinabung's recent eruptions.

4 Northern California faults primed for big quakes

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new study says four stretches of fault running under northern California are primed for quakes of magnitude 6.8 or more.

58-foot dead whale washes ashore on Long Island

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:26
SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of 58-foot finback whale that washed ashore on an eastern Long Island beach.

Arizona storms bring mosquito infestation

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:47
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's barrage of rain storms in recent months has created an unlikely pest infestation for the desert region: mosquitoes.

Study: Asian cave drawings as old as European ones

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:07
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ancient cave drawings in Indonesia are as old as famous prehistoric art in Europe, according to a new study that shows our ancestors were drawing all over the world 40,000 years ago.

New Manhattan Project director documents released

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:06
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After more than half a century of intrigue and mystery, the U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project and was later accused of having communist sympathies.

AP PHOTOS: Lunar eclipse in Asia and the Americas

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 07:20
TOKYO (AP) — Evening viewers in much of Asia and early risers in parts of the Americas were treated to a stunning lunar eclipse on Wednesday, though clouds obscured it for some.

2 Americans, 1 German win Chemistry Nobel

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 01:56
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."

Israeli library's manuscripts tell unique stories

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:32
JERUSALEM (AP) — These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow anyone to check out of its national library.

Protesters halt Hawaii telescope groundbreaking

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Protesters have halted a groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony at the summit of Mauna Kea for the construction of one of the world's largest telescopes.