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Vasco da Gama 1503 Fleet Shipwreck Site Found Off Oman

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 04:49
Archaeologists say they've discovered site where ship from Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gamma's fleet sank in 1503.

Fossil find sheds light on how evolution produced T. rex

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 11:06
NEW YORK (AP) — How did evolution produce a monstrous killer like T. rex? A fossil find in Central Asia is giving scientists a glimpse of the process.

Climate chief expects 80-100 signatures on landmark treaty

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 20:03
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The official in charge of global climate negotiations says between 80 and 100 countries are expected to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change reached in Paris in December at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters on April 22.

Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 06:44
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-level panel says climate science has progressed enough that researchers can accurately detect global warming's fingerprints on certain wild weather events.

US secretary: Teddy bear's inspiration off 'threatened' list

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 19:10
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana black bear, the animal behind the "teddy's bear" inspired by President Theodore Roosevelt, has rebounded enough to pull it off the list of federally protected species, the government says.

Feds invest nearly $7M in small business to boost clean tech

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 13:24
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal government is investing nearly $7 million in 33 small businesses across the country to build partnerships with national laboratories in hopes of speeding up development of clean energy technology, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday.

Wild mountain lion may have killed Los Angeles Zoo koala

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 11:50
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials believe P-22, a wild mountain lion that prowls a sprawling Los Angeles park, made a meal of a koala found mauled to death at the city's zoo.

Zookeeper in North Dakota carrying orphaned kangaroo

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 12:00
WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) — A keeper at a North Dakota zoo has become a first-time mom. But the baby she carries around the clock in a colorful flannel pouch is not a little human, it's an orphaned kangaroo.

Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 11:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though Southern California hasn't gotten the drought-busting rainy windfall some might have expected from El Nino, federal scientists hold out hope for the next several weeks.

AP Interview: Syrian cosmonaut: Europe must help oust Assad

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 05:08
BURSA, Turkey (AP) — Syria's first man in space says European nations should help remove President Bashar Assad from office to bring an end to the refugee crisis.

Prayers, cheers as total eclipse darkens swath of Asia

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 20:18
PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia on Wednesday, briefly plunging cities into darkness and startling wildlife.

Prayers, cheers as total eclipse darkens swathe of Indonesia

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 16:25
PALEMBANG, Indonesia (AP) — People gazed at the sky in wonder and cheered while others knelt in prayer as a total eclipse of the sun unfolded over Indonesia.

Fans to catch flight for prime view of total solar eclipse

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 13:32
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Skygazers from around the country are catching a flight from Alaska to Hawaii on Tuesday for prime viewing of a total solar eclipse that will unfold over parts of Indonesia and the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Winter warmer-land: US breaks record for hottest winter

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 08:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal meteorologists say the winter that has just ended was the hottest in U.S. records, thanks to the combination of El Nino and man-made global warming.

Slovenia awaits birth of new generation of 'baby dragons'

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 04:58
POSTOJNA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia is counting down the days until the birth of a new generation of "baby dragons."