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Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:02
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.

Astronauts take 2nd spacewalk for cable, lube job

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 03:45
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA astronauts have ventured back outside the International Space Station for more cable work and a lube job.

UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 03:18
LONDON (AP) — Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies.

Manhattan Project physicist Ralph Nobles dies at 94

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 19:46
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, died following complications of pneumonia, according to his daughter. He was 94.

UK 1st country to allow creation of embryos from 3 people

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 13:25
LONDON (AP) — Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies.

Russia to keep its part of space station after its duty ends

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:27
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that.

Head of UN climate panel steps down amid harassment case

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:23
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change has stepped down amid an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment in his native India.

IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular among US women

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:38
CHICAGO (AP) — Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. women, with IUDs redesigned after safety scares and the development of under-the-skin hormone implants, a government report shows.

Anti-vaccine mothers discuss their thinking amid backlash

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 07:40
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.

AP PHOTOS: Antarctica, a window into mankind's future

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 04:42
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.

Fossil fuel divestment effort comes to energy-rich Colorado

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 09:12
DENVER (AP) — A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels has come deep into energy country as activists ask the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies.

NASA delays space station spacewalk because of suit issue

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:45
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A series of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station will begin a day late.

Egg-laying season starts at California condor breeding sites

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 12:21
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Egg-laying season has started at four breeding facilities for captive California condors, North America's largest bird.

More sick sea lion pups turning up on California beaches

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:05
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Unusually warm ocean water along the West Coast is to blame for four times more sick and dying sea lion pups getting stranded on California beaches this year.

Fireball! Meteor going 45,000 mph lights up Pennsylvania sky

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:46
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A meteor moving at 45,000 mph lit up the sky over western Pennsylvania.

Colorado mountain snow is bright spot during drought in West

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:13
DENVER (AP) — Snowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates is only a little below normal, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West.

Washington state quake shows early warning system is slow

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:44
SEATTLE (AP) — A magnitude-4.3 earthquake that rumbled under Washington state's Cascade Range early Wednesday was "not a great advertisement" for an early warning system undergoing tests, an official said.

Israeli divers stumble upon large stash of medieval coins

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 03:02
CAESAREA, Israel (AP) — A group of amateur Israeli divers have stumbled upon the largest collection of medieval gold coins ever found in the country, dating back to the 11th century and likely from a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea.

Tiny Oregon minnow is first fish taken off endangered list

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 08:02
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A tiny minnow that lives only in backwaters in Oregon's Willamette Valley is the first fish to be formally removed from Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer in danger of extinction.

Rosetta space probe takes sharp, close-up images of comet

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 06:56
BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says high-resolution images the Rosetta space probe took during a swoop close to a comet it's been tracking for months show boulders on the comet's surface as well as "stunning details of the contrasting terrain."

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