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Report: Arctic loses snow, ice; absorbs more heat

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 09:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.

Curiosity Rover Detects Spikes of Methane on Mars

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:01
The methane found in the atmosphere of Mars, not necessarily biology-based.

California gets funding for quake warning system

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 09:39
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

Peru seeks to unblock snarled UN climate talks

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 20:40
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Negotiators struggled to unblock U.N. climate talks early Sunday after developing countries rejected a draft deal they said would allow rich countries to shirk their responsibilities to fight global warming and pay for its impacts.

Defense satellite launches from California coast

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:26
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. defense satellite has launched from California's central coast.

Giant European particle collider ready for 2nd run

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 09:11
GENEVA (AP) — The scientific organization that operates the world's biggest particle accelerator says it's gearing up for a second three-year run.

Clouds fill Grand Canyon in rare weather event

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:46
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.

California battles whooping cough epidemic

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:46
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California officials are battling the worst whopping cough epidemic to hit the state in seven decades as a recent rebound in cases raises questions about the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.

New family tree for birds spurs ideas on evolution

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:22
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have produced a new family tree for nearly all species of birds alive today, drawing on a massive DNA analysis to gain insights into evolutionary history.

Rhino species to die unless science can help

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 03:11
OL PEJETA, Kenya (AP) — The keepers of three of the last six northern white rhinos on Earth say it is highly unlikely the three will ever reproduce naturally.

US names red knot bird a threatened species

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:21
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The federal government has ruled that a rust-colored shorebird known for its long migration is a threatened species.

Journalists, Students Take First Hawaii Lava Tours

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:05
Group of journalists, schoolchildren get rare guided tours of Hawaii lava flow.

Chicago museum lifts lid on Egyptian mummy coffin

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:41
CHICAGO (AP) — Not until the lid was off the wood coffin — exposing the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy — could J.P. Brown relax.

Navy bringing back NASA's Orion after test flight

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 13:31
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Navy ship carrying NASA's new Orion spacecraft was making its way to San Diego on Monday after retrieving the capsule from its Pacific Ocean splashdown point about 600 miles southwest of the city.