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Students in Germany, Switzerland protest climate change

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of students are holding rallies across Germany and Switzerland to protest lack of action against climate change. The demonstrations taking place in dozens of cities Friday were inspired by a Swedish student’s weekly “school strike.” In Berlin, protesters focused on an upcoming political decision on when to end the use of […]
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Total lunar eclipse Sunday January 20 will be 'Super Blood Wolf Moon'

Starting Sunday evening, Jan. 20, 2019, North and South America will have a chance at seeing 2019's only total lunar eclipse, from start to finish. Our Earth, Moon and Sun line up on Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse of of the year. Catch it if you can. And especially because it's a “supermoon.” That's when the moon is closer to Earth, and therefore looks larger and more bright than it normally does. Weather in much of the United States during the eclipse is expected to make fo...
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Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don’t worry. For the past 290 million years, large asteroids have been crashing into Earth more than twice as often as they did in the previous 700 million years, according to a new study in Thursday’s journal […]
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Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A new study suggests Saturn flew solo for billions of years — almost its entire existence — before getting its stunning set of rings. An Italian-led team reported Thursday in the journal Science that Saturn’s primary rings appear to be 10 million to 100 million years old. Saturn, on the […]
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Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and […]
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Hubble Telescope camera back in action after 1-week shutdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope’s premier camera is back in action, after a shutdown of just over a week. The Space Telescope Science Institute says the camera resumed observations Thursday. It stopped working Jan. 8. The wide field camera shut itself down, sensing a problem with voltage levels. It turns out […]
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Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

TOKYO (AP) — A small island volcano in southern Japan has erupted, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries.
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Carell, 'Office' producers reteam for 'Space Force' comedy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Carell is starring in a new workplace comedy that could be out of this world.
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Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

WASHINGTON (AP) — How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life. Evolutionary biologist John Nyakatura at Humboldt University in Berlin has spent years studying a 290-million-year-old fossil dug up in central Germany’s Bromacker quarry […]
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Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage.
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World's permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade.
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World’s permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the world’s permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade. A study published Wednesday found the biggest rise in Siberia, where frozen soil temperatures rose by 0.9 degrees Celsius (1.62 Fahrenheit) between 2007 and 2016. Researchers working on the […]
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AP WAS THERE: Southern California’s deadly 1994 earthquake

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This week marks 25 years since a deadly earthquake struck Southern California’s densely populated San Fernando Valley. The state said at least 57 died in the magnitude 6.7 Northridge quake, but a study issued the following year put the death toll at 72, including heart attacks. About 9,000 people were injured, […]
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AP PHOTOS: 1994 LA quake caused widespread devastation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a hidden fault under Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley neighborhoods unleashed a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that killed dozens, shattered buildings, broke water mains and ignited fires. The ground shook horizontally and vertically for up to 10 seconds, most strongly in an area 30 miles (48 kilometers) […]
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Northridge earthquake shattered Los Angeles 25 years ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. A look back at the damage, deaths and developments in seismic safety since the disaster: ___ THE QUAKE Most Read StoriesNetflix raising prices […]
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Lights, camera, action! Tumbling space snowman in film debut

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tumbling space snowman is making its out-of-this-world film premiere. Scientists from NASA’s New Horizons mission on Tuesday released the first stitched together animation of Ultima Thule (TOO-lee), the most distant object ever explored by humans. The small, icy object is shown spinning end-over-end like a propeller. It is about 4 billion […]
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CERN lays out vision for next-generation particle collider

GENEVA (AP) — Scientists behind the world’s largest atom smasher have laid out their multibillion-euro vision to build an even bigger one, in hopes of unlocking even more secrets of matter and the universe in the coming decades. Officials at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, presented Tuesday their study for a “Future Circular […]
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Archaeologists find Rome-era tombs in Egypt's Western Desert

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered two ancient tombs dating back to the Roman period in the country's Western Desert.
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Iran says it's launched a satellite that didn't reach orbit

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday conducted one of at least two satellite launches it plans despite criticism from the United States, but the satellite failed to reach orbit.
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Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica is melting more than six times faster than it did in the 1980s, a new study shows. Scientists used aerial photographs, satellite measurements and computer models to track how fast the southern-most continent has been melting since 1979 in 176 individual basins. They found the ice loss to be accelerating dramatically […]
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Florida Congressman Hastings says he has cancer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings says he has pancreatic cancer but plans to remain in office as he fights the disease.
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DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago. The finding has led wildlife biologists and others to develop a […]
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A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the t...
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A skeleton's blue teeth represent a 'bombshell' discovery for women's history

It's not surprising to learn that women who lived during the Middle Ages didn't always get the credit they deserved, but tangible proof that further erodes our male-centric view of history is always welcome. A new study asserts that lapis lazuli found in the teeth from the remains of a Medieval woman indicates that she was an artist. Researchers are calling the discovery a "bombshell" because it provides extremely uncommon proof of the role that women played as skilled artists at the ti...
Tags: Science, Germany, Ap, Associated Press, Beach, Pompeii, Ohio State University, University of York, Alison Beach


Researcher: Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers say there's a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada.
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Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

NEW YORK (AP) — A research lab has revoked its honorary titles for James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job there in 2007 for expressing racist views. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York said Friday it was reacting to Watson’s remarks in a recent TV documentary. In the film, Watson […]
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Lab revokes honors for controversial scientist James Watson

NEW YORK (AP) — James Watson, the Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist who lost his job in 2007 for expressing racist views, was stripped of several honorary titles Friday by the New York lab he once headed.
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Supreme Court says Justice Ginsburg's recovery is 'on track'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's recovery from cancer surgery is "on track" and no further treatment is required. But the 85-year-old justice will miss court arguments next week.
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China broadcasts spacecraft pictures from moon's far side

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon's far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-understood sector of the lunar surface.
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Oregon begins killing sea lions after relocation fails

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon wildlife officials have started killing California sea lions that threaten a fragile run of winter steelhead in the Willamette River, a body of water that's miles inland from the coastal areas where the massive carnivorous aquatic mammals usually congregate to feed.
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