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Ambitious project aims to give millions a chance to be part of lunar landing.
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) — A mysterious chemical mixture that burst into flames at a Southern California waste facility sent nearly 40 people to hospitals for decontamination and forced homes and businesses for a mile around to evacuate.
GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world's largest smasher say they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates have sued the federal government after it declined to designate some areas in the West as critical habitat for the imperiled Canada lynx.
Experts caution results wouldn't capture spills.
BERLIN (AP) — A first evaluation of the data that comet lander Philae sent to the European Space Center before its depleted batteries forced it to go silent will be released Monday, the German aeronautics and space research center said
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Deep in rural Georgia, a developer is betting he can build one of the last new coal-fired power plants in the United States as the rest of the country moves away from the fuel.
BERLIN (AP) — The head of the European Space Agency says it received no signals from the Philae lander Saturday morning during a scheduled effort to establish communication.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is giving $3 billion to a U.N. fund to help poorer vulnerable countries prepare for a changing climate and develop cleaner energy.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's most active volcano is spitting lava into the air and producing an ash cloud at low elevations.
BOSTON (AP) — The camera that "would forever change our view of Earth" from space more than a half century ago has been sold at auction for $275,000, the auctioneer says.
ROME (AP) — Archaeologists picking through latrines, sewers, cesspits and trash dumps at Pompeii and Herculaneum have found tantalizing clues to an apparently varied diet there before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius destroyed those Roman cities in 79 A.D.
PARIS (AP) — Alexander Grothendieck, an opinionated and reclusive giant of 20th-century mathematics who shunned accolades and supported pacifist and environmental causes, has died, the French presidency said Friday. He was 86.
BERLIN (AP) — British physicist Matt Taylor brimmed with excitement as the European Space Agency's Philae lander successfully separated from the Rosetta spacecraft, showing off a colorful tattoo on his thigh of both, while proclaiming "we're making history."
NEW DELHI (AP) — This week's China-U.S. climate agreement between the world's top two polluters puts pressure on India, No. 3 on the list, to become more energy efficient and should encourage investment in renewable energy.
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has released the first picture taken by its Philae probe on the surface of a comet.
CONWAY SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 shook parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, the largest since a series of temblors began rattling Kansas a little more than a year ago.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Scientists say a swarm of earthquakes since July in the remote desert linking Oregon, California and Nevada can be traced to the constant stretching of the Earth's crust.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's new Orion spacecraft is now at the launch pad for next month's test flight.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The world's outlook for reaching a global climate deal next year brightened Wednesday as China and the U.S. — the top two polluters — presented a joint plan to reduce emissions of the heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are blamed for warming the planet.