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Archeologists clash in Egypt over King Tut tomb theory

Sun, 05/08/2016 - 06:20
CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists have clashed at a conference in Egypt over a theory that secret chambers could be hidden behind the walls of King Tutankhamun's tomb.

Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 20:01
LAC LA BICHE, Alberta (AP) — The images are ones of devastation — scorched homes, virtually whole neighborhoods burned to the ground. And Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed large parts of Alberta's oil sands town for months.

Officials hope to complete Alberta wildfire evacuation

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 18:28
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Canadian officials fear a massive wildfire could double in size by the end of Saturday as they continue to evacuate residents of fire-ravaged Fort McMurray from work camps north of Alberta's oil sands city.

Researchers in 4 states unite for rare wolverine study

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 15:33
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Researchers are working on a plan to study wolverines in four Rocky Mountain states to see if the animals that look like small bears with big claws can be reintroduced to some regions to boost their numbers and see how they might travel between mountain ranges.

Starfish babies return in droves following massive die-off

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 14:43
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — Droves of baby starfish are returning to Oregon and Northern California's shores after a wasting disease decimated whole populations of the creatures over the past two years along the West Coast.

Leopards have lost 75 percent of historic range, study shows

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 04:02
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A new study says leopards have lost 75 percent of their historic range across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with three Asian subspecies facing eradication.

Sanctions, restrictions seen impeding science in North Korea

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 02:22
BEIJING (AP) — Tightening U.N. sanctions and an inability to freely access the Internet are inhibiting the work of North Korean scientists, Nobel Prize laureates who recently visited the country said Saturday.

Small explosion detected at Cleveland Volcano

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 20:44
CHUGINADAK ISLAND, Alaska (AP) — Scientists have detected a small explosion at the Cleveland Volcano on Thursday night.

Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 08:29
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Earthlings are in for a treat Monday as Mercury makes a relatively rare transit of the sun.

Laboratory advance provides view of early embryo development

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:01
NEW YORK (AP) — New lab techniques have provided the first good look at a crucial but mysterious stage in the development of human embryos, scientists reported Wednesday.

APNewsBreak: Woman's body rejecting face transplant

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 08:59
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting the transplant.