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Study: Early clue to why some children may have reading woes

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 10:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.

CERN scientists claim discovery of new particles

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 02:25
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists working at the world's biggest atom smasher say they have discovered a new kind of particle called "pentaquarks."

Road to top of mountain, site of disputed telescope, reopens

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 18:40
HONOLULU (AP) — The road to the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island has been reopened.

Honeybees moved from exterior of 11th floor of Austin hotel

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 11:10
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some honeybees have a penthouse view from an Austin hotel after their hive was moved from outside the 11th floor to the top of the building.

Astronomer's ashes nearing icy world he discovered: Pluto

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 08:07
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Come Tuesday, Clyde Tombaugh will pass within 7,800 miles of the icy world he discovered 85 years ago.

It's showtime for Pluto; prepare to be amazed by NASA flyby

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 08:06
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto is about to reveal itself. So Earthlings, sit back and enjoy the show.

India officials say recent floods killed 10 endangered lions

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 22:16
NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials say monsoon flooding that killed dozens of people in western India last month also hurt the world's last population of wild Asiatic lions.

Hawaii limits access to Mauna Kea amid telescope protests

Sat, 07/11/2015 - 01:45
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials have voted to impose an emergency rule to restrict access to Mauna Kea after protesters blocked construction of a giant telescope.

As habitats vanish, migratory birds flock to N. Korea shores

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 22:11
TOKYO (AP) — To the untrained eye, it's just a lot of birds on an otherwise deserted stretch of muddy, flat coastline. But for ornithologists, North Korea's west coast is a little piece of paradise each spring — and both the birds and a dedicated group of birdwatchers travel a long way to get there.

Logs detail bad behavior by some Hawaii telescope protesters

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 13:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's land board on Friday will consider an emergency rule restricting access to Mauna Kea that officials say is necessary partly because a handful of protesters have threatened and harassed others.

California beach to reopen 2 months after oil spill

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 06:43
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A California beach fouled by oil will reopen to swimmers and campers two months after a pipeline ruptured and spewed thousands of gallons of crude along the coast.

After 2 weeks of silence, Philae comet lander back in touch

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 04:40
BERLIN (AP) — The Philae space probe that landed on a comet last year has made contact with Earth for the first time in more than two weeks.

House bill would speed drug approvals, boost research

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 23:38
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is nearing approval of a bipartisan bill to speed federal approval of drugs and medical devices and boost biomedical research.

Female Grevy's zebra born at Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 14:56
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A newborn female Grevy's zebra is now on display with its mother at Brookfield Zoo outside Chicago.

Minnesota boy who got brain infection after swimming dies

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 13:47
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who developed a rare brain infection after swimming in a Minnesota lake died Thursday, his family said in a statement as health officials worked to determine whether it was caused by a water parasite that's more common in warmer southern states.

Western lawmakers warn of moving radiation detection lab

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 12:50
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal officials want to move a mobile radiation detection laboratory from Las Vegas to Alabama, but nuclear safety advocates and lawmakers warn it could leave the Western U.S. vulnerable to an accident or terror attack.

Study: American, European bumblebees feeling climate sting

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 10:08
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study says climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, which could put them at risk of dying out.

NASA Picks 4 Astronauts to Fly 1st Commercial Spaceflights

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 08:27
NASA picks four astronauts to fly first commercial spaceflights in couple years; all test pilots.

Stress from heat, drought on fish spurs push to reduce kills

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 16:03
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Drought and record hot weather are producing potentially lethal conditions for salmon and trout in rivers across the West.

Humpback whale tangled in fishing gear cut free after 4 days

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 12:15
MOSS LANDING, Calif. (AP) — A juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing gear off the Northern California coast has been cut free after a four-day effort to rescue the animal.