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Creatures have remarkable regenerative capabilities, researchers report
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.
Research may provide model to study digestive diseases, future treatments
Personal genetics company 23andMe and Israel's MyHeritage said on Tuesday they would collaborate to enable people to discover their heritage based on genetic ancestry and documented family history.
Modern kangaroos are a diverse bunch of species, but we know them all for their tendency to hop. According to new research, their ancient relatives probably had a gait that would look pretty strange to us: They walked upright on two legs, like humans.
The material is no mere novelty; as dangerous as it is captivating, it could offer a solution to the nuclear power debate.
More than seven months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the search for the plane is expected to resume in the Indian Ocean this month with crews trolling 23,000 square miles.
A speeding comet the size of a mountain will come within 87,000 miles of Mars on Oct. 19, and NASA is planning to observe it with just about everything the agency’s got.
A bill expected to pass this week in the legislature would gut protections for Pennsylvania's cleanest streams, critics say. The proposal, which would remove a requirement that developers leave a 150-foot forested buffer along some streams, has drawn the opposition of environmental groups, land conservancies, and wildlife groups such as Trout Unlimited.
Prehistoric paintings at least 40,000 years old that depict animals and the outline of human hands in seven caves on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi are rewriting the history of art.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
DENVER (AP) - A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) - Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say.
BENTON, Calif. (AP) - The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.
WASHINGTON (AP) - People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was sentenced Monday to a year of probation and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.
A team of engineers at MIT that studies the technology needed for humans to live on other planets has determined that the Mars One plan to send four people to colonize the Red Planet by 2025 is not possible.