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Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 14:41
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to send supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station.

Fewer Grizzly Bears Dying in Yellowstone Area

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:00
Feds are considering ending protections for bear.

UN expert: Keep up hope amid climate change battle

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:05
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A top U.N. climate change expert urged world governments Monday not to be overcome by hopelessness as they negotiate a new agreement to fight global warming.

SpaceX capsule splashes down in Pacific

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:16
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A SpaceX capsule loaded with space station experiments is back on Earth.

China launches experimental moon orbiter

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 23:06
BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

China launches experimental moon orbiter

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:32
BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

Stone tools show ancient settlement high in Andes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:05
NEW YORK (AP) — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.

Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:06
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say.

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 04:02
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists say they have discovered a stone with Latin engravings that could help answer questions surrounding a Jewish revolt nearly 2,000 years ago.

Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:31
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.

European Space Agency confirms comet landing site

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:57
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has confirmed the time and place it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet.

Polar bear breaks into home in Alaska village

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:11
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Ruby Kaleak's (KAL-ee-ak's) part-time job is keeping polar bears away from people in a village on Alaska's Beaufort (BOH'-fort) Sea coast, so she was prepared when one of the biggest bears she's ever seen got inside a house.

Image of Asia: Volcanic lightning on display

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:42
In this photo made with a slow shutter speed by Binsar Bakkara, volcanic lightning is seen from Jeraya village, about 7 kilometers from erupting Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano released hot clouds six times Tuesday. The volcano's alert status remains at the third-highest level, advising residents to stand ready to flee if conditions worsen. More than 3,200 people are staying in 16 temporary shelters due to Sinabung's recent eruptions.

4 Northern California faults primed for big quakes

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 13:16
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new study says four stretches of fault running under northern California are primed for quakes of magnitude 6.8 or more.

58-foot dead whale washes ashore on Long Island

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:26
SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of 58-foot finback whale that washed ashore on an eastern Long Island beach.