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US judge rejects Nevadans' bid to dispose of excess mustangs

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 18:34
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by a coalition of rural Nevada counties that wanted to force the government to sell or otherwise dispose of tens of thousands of mustangs in U.S. holding facilities.

Mars rover moving robotic arm again after electrical short

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:02
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — NASA says the robotic arm on the Curiosity rover is moving again after a short circuit temporarily halted its work on Mars.

Huge ice chunks are giving parts of Cape Cod an arctic vibe

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:59
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Parts of Cape Cod look a little bit like the Arctic Circle this week.

Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:25
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives say they are happier, but liberals show more cheer in smiles, word choice and even emoticon use, claims a new scientific study.

Bigger crashes promised in 2nd run of Large Hadron Collider

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:14
Scientists will soon debut the blockbuster sequel to the so-called Big Bang Machine, which found the elusive Higgs Boson. They're promising nearly twice the energy and far more violent particle crashes this time around.

NASA set to launch 4 spacecraft to solve magnetic mystery

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:20
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is poised to send four identical spacecraft on a billion-dollar mission to study the explosive give-and-take of the Earth and sun's magnetic fields.

Solar system's largest moon may have ocean lurking below

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:06
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say there may be an ocean lurking below on the biggest moon in the solar system.

2 Russians, 1 American return from 6 months on space station

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 20:03
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian mission control says a Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and one American has landed in Kazakhstan after the trio spent nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.

Underground hot springs on Saturn moon? Study suggests yes

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:08
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say there may be hot springs bubbling beneath the icy surface of a tiny Saturn moon.

Fossils of sea creature give clues to early limb evolution

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:52
NEW YORK (AP) — Fossils of a wacky-looking, 7-foot-long sea creature are providing new clues about how limbs developed in the family of animals that includes lobsters, crabs, scorpions and insects.