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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.

Scientists see severe coral bleaching near Oahu

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:21
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.

Astronauts resume routine spacewalks for NASA

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 05:31
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts performed a spacewalk 260 miles up Tuesday, NASA's first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year.

2 Japanese, 1 American win Nobel for LED lights

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 03:02
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano of Japan and U.S. scientist Shuji Nakamura won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for the invention of blue light-emitting diodes — a new energy efficient and environment-friendly light source.

DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:06
NEW YORK (AP) — How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day?

Scientists see severe coral bleaching near Oahu

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:35
KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.

2nd total lunar eclipse of year coming up Wed.

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:36
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — If you missed April's total eclipse of the moon, now's your chance. But you'll need to get up early.

A look at winners of 2014 Nobel Prize in medicine

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:56

3 win medicine Nobel for discovering brain GPS

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 02:01
STOCKHOLM (AP) — U.S.-British scientist John O'Keefe and Norwegian married couple May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering the brain's positioning system.

Surge in Sierra bears reported; 9 caught in 2 days

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:26
RENO, Nev. (AP) — You'd be hungry too if you couldn't find any food and were used to eating the equivalent of more than 80 cheeseburgers a day.

Nobel-winning physicist Martin Perl dies at age 87

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:52
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton has died at age 87.

Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 04:17
TOKYO (AP) — Police say it's been determined that almost all of the people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by volcanic rocks that flew out during its eruption.

USC memory scientist Richard Thompson dies at 84

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:47
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard F. Thompson, the University of Southern California neuroscientist whose experiments with rabbits led to breakthrough discoveries on how memories are physically stored in the brain, has died. He was 84.

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 06:06
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.