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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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth dialed the heat up last month, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.
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.
LONDON (AP) — Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner are pushing the search for extraterrestrial life into higher gear.
Pope Francis to rally like-minded green mayors from around the world at Vatican.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DETROIT (AP) — A team at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit wants to set a record for building the largest chain reaction machine.
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.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A piece of space junk forced the three space station astronauts to seek emergency shelter Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.
New dinosaur fossil unearthed in China; scientists say short, feathered wings are unusual.
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.