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SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients often wonder "why me?" Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too much sun or a bad diet?...
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Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

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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New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals

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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Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

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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Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters

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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Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy....
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Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

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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Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole

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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2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon

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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Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space

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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Yesterday's Poll

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Should the Senate hold off confirmation of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court until after the FBI investigation of President Trump's campaign?

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