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Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

March 23, 2017 - 9:02am
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels....
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Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

March 23, 2017 - 3:26am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters (204,000 square feet) of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month....
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Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

March 22, 2017 - 11:51pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month....
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Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy

March 22, 2017 - 5:58pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy....
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Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

March 22, 2017 - 4:51pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list....
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Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

March 22, 2017 - 2:41pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world....
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New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

March 22, 2017 - 12:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree....
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Israeli archeologists dig up liquor bottles of WWI troops

March 22, 2017 - 5:39am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a search for antiquities, Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a far more modern find - century-old liquor bottles that belonged to British soldiers in World War I....
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Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole

March 22, 2017 - 2:55am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal....
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Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole

March 22, 2017 - 2:20am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal....
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Shrimp fossil is named for British naturalist Attenborough

March 21, 2017 - 6:34pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- He recently had a polar research vessel named in his honor. Now Sir David Attenborough, the famed British naturalist, also has an ancient shrimp as a namesake....
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Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

March 21, 2017 - 4:37pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?...
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Who's happy, who's not: Norway

March 20, 2017 - 1:20pm
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat....
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Shaq latest in the NBA community to join flat-Earth belief

March 20, 2017 - 9:23am
ATLANTA (AP) -- Count Shaquille O'Neal among the roster of NBA personalities who believe the Earth is flat....
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2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon

March 20, 2017 - 2:42am
BERLIN (AP) -- The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies....
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Who's happy, who's not: Norway

March 20, 2017 - 12:33am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps - and a sense of community....
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In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus' life and death

March 19, 2017 - 12:51pm
BEIT SHEMESH, Israel (AP) -- In a cavernous warehouse where Israel stores its archaeological treasures, an ancient burial box is inscribed with the name of Jesus....
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SpaceX capsule returns space station science to Earth

March 19, 2017 - 12:04pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples....
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EU citizens in UK anxiously seek security before Brexit

March 19, 2017 - 3:57am
LONDON (AP) -- Sam Schwarzkopf, a German neuroscientist at University College London, was startled to receive a letter from the British government telling him that his application for permanent residence had been rejected and he should prepare to leave the U.K....
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To aid ferrets, vaccine treats planned for prairie dogs

March 18, 2017 - 3:29pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs - by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones - could be the next big thing to help a spunky little weasel that almost went extinct....
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