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    • SCIENCE
    • 9:20 AM, Apr. 18, 2014

    NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down

    Cape Canaveral, Fla. — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that the moon-orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned.

    • 12:16 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    • 12:58 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.

  1. Federal appeals court upholds EPA emission standards

    Washington — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's emission standards for hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

    • 12:10 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Space station launch today despite dead computer

    Cape Canaveral, Fla. — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job.

    • 8:20 PM, Apr. 13, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says U.N. climate panel

    Berlin — The cost of keeping global warming in check is 'relatively modest,' but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.

    • 6:10 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Bat disease hits Michigan, threatens farms and forests

    A disease-causing fungus that targets bat populations has been found in Michigan for the first time, according to state officials.

    • 11:25 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Research suggests lab-grown body parts showing promise

    London Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

    • 10:54 AM, Apr. 9, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

    Jerusalem — Israel's Antiquities Authority says archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh.

    • 6:06 AM, Apr. 9, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Scientists grow body parts in lab

    London In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.

    • 1:41 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    46 House members urge Great Lakes cleanup fund cuts reversed

    Washington — A bipartisan group of 46 House lawmakers, including six from Michigan, want Congress to reject proposed cuts by the White House to a Great Lakes cleanup fund.

    • 6:06 PM, Apr. 8, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Eclipse to darken moon next week

    Cape Canaveral, Fla. — North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year— in color.

    • 7:02 AM, Apr. 8, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    UK scientists make body parts in lab with stem cells

    London — In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.

    • 3:16 PM, Apr. 3, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon

    Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus.

    • 12:46 PM, Apr. 3, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Residents wheeze as England hit by second day of smog

    London — Schools closed their playgrounds and ambulance staff reported a surge in breathing problems as smog blanketed parts of England for a second day on ...

    • 7:20 AM, Apr. 1, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Japan lab says stem cell research falsified

    Tokyo — Data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, a Japanese government-funded laboratory said Tuesday, as the lead researcher accused ...

    • 7:25 AM, Apr. 1, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Climate change responses to shape Asia's future

    Yokohama, Japan — Challenges such as extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian governments to confront the ...

    • 6:31 AM, Mar. 31, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    UN panel: Warming worsens food, hunger problems

    Yokohama, Japan — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.

    • 10:23 AM, Mar. 31, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    London skeletons reveal secrets of the Black Death

    You can learn a lot from a tooth. Molars taken from skeletons unearthed by work on a new London railway line are revealing secrets of the medieval Black Death ...

    • 7:19 AM, Mar. 31, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    World court: Japan's whaling program not scientific

    The Hague, Netherlands — The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for ...

    • 6:06 PM, Mar. 30, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Soulful side of dogs, cats in ancient Egypt on display at California museum

    Santa Ana, Calif. — Dogs and cats are often beloved family members in current culture, but animals held such a prominent place in ancient Egyptian society that tens of millions ...

    • 12:38 AM, Mar. 31, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

    Yokohama, Japan — If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral 'out of control,' the ...

    • 6:36 AM, Mar. 27, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta

    Los Algodones, Mexico — Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta in northwest Mexico, the result of a landmark agreement between the U.S. and ...

    • 9:37 AM, Mar. 26, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Snag delays arrival of U.S.-Russian crew at space station

    Moscow — A software glitch on a Russian spacecraft heading to the International Space Station has delayed the arrival of three astronauts, including an ...

    • 3:49 PM, Mar. 24, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    UN says 2013 'extreme events' due to warming Earth

    Geneva — The head of the U.N. weather agency said Monday that recent extreme weather patterns are 'consistent' with human-induced climate change, citing key ...

    • 12:31 AM, Mar. 23, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Filmmaker's documentary explores a young man's dream of space travel

    There were no shooting stars, no new moons. But a dream that David Ruck never knew he had is coming true.

  2. It's the season of baseball and tree planting — if the darned ground ever thaws

    Let's not even suggest Greening of Detroit is trying to outsmart Mother Nature, because that rarely seems to work out well.

    • 1:53 PM, Mar. 20, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Drought and moderate flooding predicted for spring

    Los Angeles — On the first day of spring, there's some bad news for the weather-weary nation.

    • 7:14 AM, Mar. 20, 2014
    • NATION-WORLD

    25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

    Anchorage, Alaska — Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the ...

    • 12:08 PM, Mar. 19, 2014
    • SCIENCE

    Obama unleashing power of data on climate change

    Washington — The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.

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