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Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:50
HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 13:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:47
LONDON (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.

NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 05:34
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California.

Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:03
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.

Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:33
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist told an undercover FBI agent he could build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City.

Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:15
NEW YORK (AP) — Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave.

Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 06:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced.

Huntington acquires Louis Pasteur's notes on brewing beer

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 13:21
SAN MARINO, Calif. (AP) — People interested in what kind of beer the guy who invented pasteurization kicked back with will want to pay a visit to San Marino's Huntington Library.

Astronomers Find Old Solar System

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 08:07
Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age, with close-to-Earth-size planets.

Northeast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for many

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:25
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies.

County suspends home purchase program over lava concerns

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:07
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii's Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold on a program that allows a county agency to buy homes near a geothermal power plant.

Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 21:20
CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:57
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.

Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 07:31
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water.

Spain's hunt for author Cervantes' remains enters key phase

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 04:27
MADRID (AP) — Experts searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes hope they are entering the final phase of their nine-month quest to solve the mystery of where the great Spanish writer was buried.

Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 13:27
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose.

After oil spill, company says new line will be safer

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 09:42
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming company says it will replace a pipeline that broke and spilled oil into the Yellowstone River with a new line buried more deeply to protect against future accidents.

School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 08:10
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researchers a rare look at a nursing mother.

Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 07:32
LONDON (AP) — Suddenly, scientists are sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning heads as Stephen Hawking, young British actors playing scientists are all the rage this awards season.