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Mission accomplished: India joins Mars explorers

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 23:01
NEW DELHI (AP) — India triumphed in its first interplanetary mission, placing a satellite into orbit around Mars on Wednesday and catapulting the country into an elite club of deep-space explorers.

Mars missions: Successes and failures

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 19:32
NEW DELHI (AP) — Getting a spacecraft to orbit Mars is a complex mission that few countries have attempted, and even fewer have achieved.

Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:41
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year.

Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging to sign an executive order requiring the U.S. government to take climate change into account when it spends money overseas to help poorer countries.

Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 03:45
NEW DELHI (AP) — With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.

Engineers call for national approach to flooding

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 03:01
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 09:16
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 07:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 120 world leaders will convene for a U.N. climate summit. Environmentalists will take to the streets in what is being billed as the largest march ever on global warming. Celebrities, CEOs and climatologists will appear at a string of events and press conferences.

Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:41
BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.

Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:56
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, federal officials said Tuesday.

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:51
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 03:41
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday.

Philippines warns of possible volcanic eruption

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 20:56
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — One of the Philippines' most active volcanoes is showing signs of heightened unrest and an eruption is possible within weeks, government scientists warned Tuesday.

4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:46
DENVER (AP) — Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.

European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 09:36
BERLIN (AP) — Talk about a moving target.

3 space station astronauts return to Earth

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:56
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Three space station astronauts are back on Earth.

FBI scrutinizes body donation programs in 3 states

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 16:32
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The FBI is investigating programs in at least three states that collect human bodies donated for scientific research, medical training and other purposes.

UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:12
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013.

6 fined for opposing Faeroese pilot whale drive

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:01
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Faeroe Islands court has found six members of the U.S.-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society guilty of attempting to hinder a traditional pilot whales drive in the North Atlantic islands, and fined each one 1,000 kroner ($174).

4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 14:11
ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta hospital says a patient infected with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to its isolation unit for treatment.