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Dig this: Ancient bones found in Wyoming cave

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 13:26
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — North American lions, cheetahs and short-faced bears: Those are just a few fearsome critters from 25,000 years ago paleontologists already might have found in their first excavation of a bizarre northern Wyoming cave in 30 years.

Rosetta space probe catches up with comet

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:46
DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet.

Barges may sail down Mississippi by weekend

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:05
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal officials hope to clear enough silt and sand from the Mississippi River so barge traffic can resume downstream this weekend.

Museum rediscovers ancient skeleton in storage

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 14:06
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find — in its own storage rooms.

Bear escapes habitat at Texas zoo; no one hurt

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 13:22
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A 220-pound black bear who managed to climb out of a South Texas zoo exhibit took a dip in a pond with some harbor seals before staffers tranquilized him.

SpaceX to build rocket launch site in South Texas

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:51
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — SpaceX will build the world's first commercial site for orbital rocket launches in the southernmost tip of Texas.

Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 19:12
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.

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