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Health officials say amoeba did not kill Minnesota youth

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:56
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health officials say lab tests have determined that a Minnesota teenager did not die from a water parasite as initially suspected, but instead from a bacterial disease.

1st restocked Iowa turkey farmer talks lessons from bird flu

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:42
MANSON, Iowa (AP) — Thousands of young turkeys are running around barns on a farm that was the first in Iowa to restock after a bird flu outbreak devastated Midwest flocks.

Parasite yet another threat to already troubled amphibians

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:53
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have identified a new problem for amphibians, which are already shrinking in numbers: A parasite is infesting tadpoles worldwide.

Space salad: 1 small bite for man, 1 giant leaf for mankind

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 11:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station. On Monday, for the first time astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.

2 Russian cosmonauts on ISS conduct spacewalk

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:47
MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian crewmembers at the International Space Station have begun a spacewalk to install new equipment and inspect the orbiting outpost's exterior.

Stinking mats of seaweed piling up on Caribbean beaches

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 20:14
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of decaying seaweed that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs.