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Astronauts help move stalled rail car during spacewalk

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 04:50
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two Americans floated outside the International Space Station on Monday morning to perform a spacewalk with the primary goal of freeing a rail car that was stalled outside the orbiting lab.

Russian supply ship lifts off for space station

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 00:04
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has lifted off on a journey to the International Space Station.

Prague zoo claims to have the longest salamander on Earth

Sun, 12/20/2015 - 03:24
PRAGUE (AP) — Prague Zoo says it likely has the longest Chinese giant salamander now on Earth.

Beijing smog triggers red alert for 2nd time this month

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 21:24
BEIJING (AP) — Smog in China's capital Beijing has climbed back into the unhealthy range as the second pollution red alert of December goes into effect.

NASA: Spacewalk needed to move stalled rail car

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 12:19
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two Americans aboard the International Space Station are gearing up for a possible spacewalk early next week to free a stalled cart.

Beijing issues 2nd smog red alert of the month

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 22:34
BEIJING (AP) — China's capital Beijing issued its second smog red alert of the month on Friday, triggering vehicle restrictions and forcing schools to close.

Australia leader disappointed with Japan's return to whaling

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 20:28
TOKYO (AP) — Australia's leader has said that his country is "very disappointed" with Japan's decision to resume whaling in Antarctic waters.

Study: Rising lake temperatures may worsen algae blooms

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 13:06
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A new report says temperatures in the world's lakes are rising more than in the oceans or the atmosphere — which could worsen problems such as algae blooms and oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive.

Another baby: 8th endangered orca spotted in Puget Sound

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 11:57
SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the birth of another baby orca in Puget Sound, the first time in decades the population has experienced such a boom.

November was record-warm month for globe, extending streak

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 09:05
NEW YORK (AP) — Last month was the globe's warmest November on record, the seventh consecutive month to reach a new high.

Austrian university strips Nobel Prize winner of honors

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 06:26
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian university has posthumously stripped Nobel Prize-winning scientist Konrad Lorenz of his honorary doctorate due to his fervent embrace of Nazism.

APNewsbreak: VA to provide robotic legs to paralyzed vets

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 01:21
The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with spinal cord injuries to walk again.

US seeks to return auctioned dinosaur skull to Mongolia

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 16:43
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities said Wednesday they are seeking to return a Tyrannosaurus bataar skull to Mongolia after an anonymous buyer purchased it at auction in the United States in 2007 for $276,000.

Egypt puts King Tut mask on exhibit after botched epoxy fix

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:10
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has returned the famed golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun on display after repairing a botched attempt to reattach the mask's beard, which was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued back with epoxy a year ago.

Biden bid on cancer research gets boost in spending deal

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 11:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's self-described "moonshot" to cure cancer is getting a modest boost from a congressional deal on federal spending.

Arctic posts record warmth over land, less ice in its ocean

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 09:55
NEW YORK (AP) — The warming Arctic has set another record.

Russian capsule docks safely at International Space Station

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 09:20
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian space capsule carrying three astronauts from the United States, Britain and Russia has blasted off for the International Space Station.

France: Expect pressure to stick to climate pledges

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 01:23
PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says the nearly 200 countries that signed up to a global climate deal should expect heavy pressure to fulfill their promises to reduce emissions and fight global warming.

NASA Want Ad: Astronauts needed to help get to Mars

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 07:25
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Need more office space? How about outer space?

British astronaut hopes to see new Star Wars movie in space

Mon, 12/14/2015 - 05:01
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Timothy Peake, the first Briton to represent the European Space Agency aboard the International Space Station, will be away from the planet for six months but looks forward to Earthly pleasures like seeing the new Star Wars movie and having a Christmas pudding.