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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.
Venice Island project mixes environmental, recreational.
Philadelphia's ambitious $2.4 billion, 25-year storm-water management program hinges on innovative practices such as porous pavement, green roofs, and rain gardens to soak up the first flows of rainfall.
First blueprint of the insect's DNA might hold clues to human health, scientists say
Daniel Fessler an associate professor of anthropology at the university, believes he’s uncovering a crude mental shortcut that may shed light on those confrontations and help explain why men resort to violence.
Art students commonly learn to draw by sketching a model who is not wearing clothes. In the dim, after-hours light at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Jason Poole's students are drawing from a model without flesh: a dinosaur skeleton.
U.S. government agency preparing rule to limit discharge of cavity-filling material
Acoustical analysis reveals the anatomy behind the fascinating array of sounds people can make.
Acoustical analysis reveals the anatomy behind the fascinating array of sounds people can make.
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 new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.
EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) - Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for evidence of a prehistoric culture.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.
ATLANTA (AP) - Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
ATLANTA (AP) - Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
ATLANTA (AP) - Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
A mile offshore from this city's high-rise condos and spring-break bars lie as many as 2 million old tires, strewn across the ocean floor _ a white-walled, steel-belted monument to good intentions gone awry.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it approved a 22,000-acre logging project that affects northern spotted owl habitat in southern Oregon.
Two conservation groups sued the federal government Tuesday claiming marine mammal regulators are not doing enough to protect polar bears and walruses against the combined threat of oil and gas exploration and global warming.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the moment was right to come up with new measures to combat global warming and vowed that the world's industrialized countries would push strongly this year for new emissions goals.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so.