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Earthquake centered in northern Oklahoma rattles state

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:39
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in northern Oklahoma has shaken the state, with reports of it being felt hundreds of miles away.

Studies: Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer's risk

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.

Another month, another global heat record broken _ by far

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth dialed the heat up last month, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.

Founder of 1 of North America's largest bird sanctuary dies

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Walter "Stormy" Crawford Jr., whose founding of one of North America's largest bird conservation and rehabilitation centers was fueled by a childhood spent in Venezuela fascinated by exotic jungle birds, has died in Missouri. He was 70.

Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:28
LONDON (AP) — Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner are pushing the search for extraterrestrial life into higher gear.

Eco-Friendly Pope Francis to Encourage Likeminded Mayors at Vatican

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:53
Pope Francis to rally like-minded green mayors from around the world at Vatican.

Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:27
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (AP) — Artur Bilsky's Institute of Thermophysics recently sought to buy equipment from a Japanese company that was a routine purchase a few years ago. The request was turned down "categorically," said Bilsky, a researcher at the institute.

Scientists say comet lander may have shifted position

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:22
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last year may have shifted its position, making it harder to communicate with the probe.

Crowdfunding project aims to save Neil Armstrong's spacesuit

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon.

California universities battle over Alzheimer's research

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 13:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One university's effort to poach a star faculty member at another Southern California university has devolved into a legal battle that some fear may impede Alzheimer's disease research.

Tsunami threat canceled after mag 6.9 quake in South Pacific

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 19:26
SYDNEY (AP) — A magnitude-7.5 earthquake has struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific and a tsunami threat message has been issued for other parts of the Pacific closer to the epicenter.

Endangered dragonflies, raised in captivity, being released

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:00
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federally endangered dragonflies that have been raised in a laboratory over the past several years are being released at a forest preserve this week in Illinois, where scientists believe they'll be a good match with the small population still there.

Renowned scientist who helped lead mission to Jupiter dies

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.

Claudia Alexander dies; helped lead Galileo space mission

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:55
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.

Team seeks record in Detroit with chain reaction machine

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:48
DETROIT (AP) — A team at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit wants to set a record for building the largest chain reaction machine.

Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:36
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A study of polar bears in Alaska concludes that they have no special ability to minimize energy loss during increasing periods of fasting.

Space station astronauts take shelter from space junk

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 07:30
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of space junk forced the three space station astronauts to seek emergency shelter Thursday.

Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.

University of Edinburgh Discovers New Species of Feather-Winged Dinosaur in China

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:18
New dinosaur fossil unearthed in China; scientists say short, feathered wings are unusual.

Solar plane pilots: Rapid climb, descent stressed batteries

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 00:19
KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — The pilots of a grounded solar-powered plane say they put too much stress on the batteries of their aircraft as they were leaving Japan for a five-day record-breaking flight to Hawaii.