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Hello Ceres! NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet....
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Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting....
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El Nino finally here; but this 1 is weak, weird and late

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say....
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Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres now in the spotlight

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up....
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WHO to begin large-scale testing of Ebola vaccine in Guinea

LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization will start large-scale testing of an experimental Ebola vaccine in Guinea on Saturday to see how effective it might be in preventing future outbreaks of the deadly virus....
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Last surgeries underway in 12-person kidney transplant chain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Surgeons have started the final operations in an organ donation chain that will result in six patients getting new kidneys at a San Francisco hospital....
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European Union submits climate plan for UN pact

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- The European Union on Friday formally submitted its planned contribution to a United Nations climate pact, pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030....
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Mouse study finds extra oxygen may spur tumor-fighting cells

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A provocative study in mice suggests something as simple as breathing in extra oxygen might give immune cells a boost in attacking cancer....
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Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

NEW YORK (AP) -- A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday....
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'Superbug' infections hit another Los Angeles hospital

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope....
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