Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere....
Hubble Telescope captures shattering asteroid
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first pictures of a disintegrating asteroid....
Residents frustrated at lack of nuke dump details
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) -- It's been three weeks since the radiation sensors were triggered and the exhaust dampers at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump slammed shut, putting the repository's massive salt caverns off-limits and the nation's cleanup efforts on hold....
Gene identified for butterfly wing marking mimicry
NEW YORK (AP) -- To fool predators, some butterflies create wing color patterns that make them resemble their unpalatable cousins. Only recently have scientists been unraveling how they do that, and now researchers have identified the gene that does the trick for an Asian swallowtail....
NASA plots daring flight to Jupiter's watery moon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life....
Giant virus revived after more than 30,000 years
NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers have revived a giant virus more than 30,000 years old, recovered from the permafrost of northeast Siberia....
Funding for US-German airborne observatory cut
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- NASA plans to mothball its infrared airborne observatory unless it can get some financial help from international partners....
AP Newsbreak: Washington nuke waste tanks flawed?
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- While one of the newer double-walled nuclear waste storage tanks at a Washington state complex has leaked, six others have "significant construction flaws" that could lead to additional leaks, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press....
Asteroid passing Earth will be closer than moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- An asteroid is headed this way. But even though it will come closer than the moon, astronomers say it will pose no danger....
'How We Die' author Nuland dies in Conn. at age 83
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- Dr. Sherwin Nuland, a medical ethicist who opposed assisted suicide and wrote an award-winning book about death called "How We Die," has died at age 83....
For this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, the city of Pittsburgh will be paying police officers to patrol Market Square. In years past merchants in Market Square paid for off-duty officers to ensure the safety of revelers. Fraternal Order of Police head Mike LaPorte is questioning this policy, saying taxpayer dollars should not be used to pay for a private event.
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