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    • 11:45 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

    Cape Canaveral, Fla. — Spacewalking astronauts replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

    • 11:19 PM, Apr. 21, 2014

    Embrace simple changes toward a greener life

    In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's easy to overlook how much trash humans generate and the other countless ways we adversely impact the planet. From disposing mounds of single-use coffee to leaving lights on in an empty home, we all — often inadvertently — hurt our world.

    • 9:35 AM, Apr. 21, 2014

    Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans

    Washington — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

  1. Ash borer invasion costs Michigan park hundreds of trees

    Cheboygan — State officials say they've removed about 400 dead ash trees from Aloha State Park in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula because of an infestation by emerald ash borer.

    • 9:30 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Fracking splits green groups, workers

    Pittsburgh — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom

    • 9:08 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Washington — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will he

    • 9:20 PM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Africa land grabs endanger elephants

    Washington — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that ex

    • 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

    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

    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.

  2. 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...

    • 6:06 AM, Apr. 9, 2014

    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

    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 ...

    • 6:06 PM, Apr. 8, 2014

    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

    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 ...

    • 3:16 PM, Apr. 3, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...


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