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Scientists find 6,200-year-old parasite egg

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 07:17
LONDON (AP) — In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide.

Spacewalkers complete tiring work at space station

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:53
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of astronauts took a spacewalk Thursday to install a new antenna and move a cargo boom outside the International Space Station.

Chilean mountaintop blasted for giant telescope

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 00:58
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Astronomers in Chile are blasting away the top of a mountain to install what they say will be the world's largest optical telescope.

All gone: How erasing billions of birds shocked us

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 02:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the moment that humanity learned we had the awesome power to erase an entire species off the face of the Earth in the scientific equivalent of a blink of an eye: The passenger pigeon went from billions of birds to extinct before our very eyes.

North Dakota pumps 1 million barrels of oil a day

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 07:28
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is now producing 1 million barrels of oil per day, with a large part of the credit due to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state.