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Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 20:56
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.

4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:46
DENVER (AP) — Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:36
BERLIN (AP) — Talk about a moving target.

3 space station astronauts return to Earth

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:56
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three space station astronauts are back on Earth.

FBI scrutinizes body donation programs in 3 states

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:32
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The FBI is investigating programs in at least three states that collect human bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:12
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.

6 fined for opposing Faeroese pilot whale drive

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:01
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Faeroe Islands court has found six members of the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society guilty of attempting to hinder a traditional pilot whales drive in the North Atlantic islands, and fined each one 1,000 kroner ($174).

4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:11
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta hospital says a patient infected with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment.

US to spend $328 million on conservation easements

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:11
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $328 million for protecting and restoring farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the country.

Seychelles snail, thought extinct, found alive

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 07:36
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A snail once thought to have been among the first species to go extinct because of climate change has reappeared in the wild.

Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 04:52
CHICAGO (AP) — Children's kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and though the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates could be related to obesity.

New plan avoids mud dumping in Barrier Reef Park

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 01:30
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The government of Australia's Queensland state approved a plan Monday that will prevent 3 million cubic meters (106 million cubic feet) of seabed mud from being dumped in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 09:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection.

Noel Hinners, former NASA scientist, dies at 78

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 16:31
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Noel Hinners, a former chief scientist for NASA who helped plan the scientific exploration of the moon for the Apollo program and later oversaw projects such as the Mars Surveyor Program, has died.