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Mathematics great Grothendieck, 86, dies in France

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:45
PARIS (AP) — Alexander Grothendieck, an opinionated and reclusive giant of 20th-century mathematics who shunned accolades and supported pacifist and environmental causes, has died, the French presidency said Friday. He was 86.

Space scientist apologizes for shirt called sexist

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 06:31
BERLIN (AP) — British physicist Matt Taylor brimmed with excitement as the European Space Agency's Philae lander successfully separated from the Rosetta spacecraft, showing off a colorful tattoo on his thigh of both, while proclaiming "we're making history."

US-China climate pact seen boosting Indian efforts

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 01:16
NEW DELHI (AP) — This week's China-U.S. climate agreement between the world's top two polluters puts pressure on India, No. 3 on the list, to become more energy efficient and should encourage investment in renewable energy.

Space agency releases 1st picture from comet

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 01:52
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has released the first picture taken by its Philae probe on the surface of a comet.

Earthquake shakes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 16:26
CONWAY SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, the largest since a series of temblors began rattling Kansas a little more than a year ago.

Remote Nevada quakes result from stretching crust

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 15:41
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth's crust.

NASA's new capsule at launch pad for test flight

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 12:11
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft is now at the launch pad for next month's test flight.

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