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Flood waters swirl in south India even as rain eases

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 22:08
NEW DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are crowding into government-run relief camps in southern India's Tamil Nadu state, as floods continue to swirl despite a respite from days of relentless rains.

NASA: Leak in French instrument may stall next Mars mission

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:59
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft that's supposed to fly to Mars and land on the red planet next year has a leak that could delay the mission.

Agency seeks monitoring of mercury pollution in Great Lakes

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:16
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. and Canada should more closely monitor atmospheric pollution from as far away as Asia that may be causing mercury levels to rise in some Great Lakes fish, an advisory agency said Thursday.

Developing nations shift emissions stance in climate talks

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 04:54
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The once black-and-white world of climate negotiations for poorer countries has evolved into many shades of gray at talks this week in Paris.

More rains coming as south India grapples with massive flood

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 01:37
NEW DELHI (AP) — The heaviest rainfall in more than 100 years has devastated swathes of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with thousands forced to leave their submerged homes and schools, offices and a regional airport shut for a second day Thursday.

Probe will test technology to detect ripples in space-time

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 22:01
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says it has successfully launched a probe that will test technology for a future mission to measure gravitational waves.

Hawaii Supreme Court voids telescope construction permit

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 18:51
HONOLULU (AP) — A long-awaited Hawaii Supreme Court ruling Wednesday invalidating a construction permit for what would be one of the world's largest telescopes represents a major setback for the $1.4 billion project on a mountain astronomers tout for having perfect star-gazing conditions.

The Latest: Hawaii telescope builders assessing next steps

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 18:45
HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on the Hawaii Supreme court invalidating a permit for the construction of what would be the world's largest telescope (all times local):

Capitol Hill Buzz: Astronauts testify from Space Station

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 10:34
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is heading into retirement next year. Before he goes he has some strong words for Republicans.

European Space Agency ready to launch gravity probe

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 08:58
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says it's preparing for the launch of a probe that will test technology for a future mission to measure gravitational waves.

US space station delivery on tap after 8-month stoppage

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 08:33
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA hopes to resume commercial shipments this week to the International Space Station, following months of frustrating delay.

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 00:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — A hot new tool to edit the human genetic code has a big wow factor: the promise of long-sought cures for intractable diseases. But depending on how it's used, that same tool could also alter human heredity.

In massive stranding, 337 whales beached on Chilean coast

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 15:49
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The coast of southern Chile has become a grave for 337 sei whales that were found beached in what scientists say is one of the biggest whale strandings ever recorded.

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 14:29
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rewriting your DNA is getting closer to reality: A revolutionary technology is opening new frontiers for genetic engineering — a promise of cures for intractable diseases along with anxiety about designer babies.

European Space Agency delays launch of gravity probe

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 10:05
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency is postponing the launch of probe that will test technology for a future mission to measure gravitational waves.

Clerics promote climate justice with music, fasting

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 09:11
PARIS (AP) — Imam Ibrahim Saidy brought his symposiums and his monthly fasting to the Paris climate talks, hoping to call attention to the problems and injustice of global warming.

Mexico experts: passageway may lead to Aztec ruler's tomb

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 08:11
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican government archaeologist says his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers in Mexico's Templo Mayor complex. It's the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.

Climate talks get down to tough business of compromise

Tue, 12/01/2015 - 01:06
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — From deserts encroaching on African farmland to rising sea levels shrinking islands of the South Pacific, leaders of poor nations most affected by climate change are sharing their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday.

Male vs. female brain? Not a valid distinction, study says

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 11:51
NEW YORK (AP) — Are the brains of men and women truly different? Not if you look at the overall structure, a new study says.

The Latest: Hollande, Ban greet leaders for climate talks

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 22:18
PARIS (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local: