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Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome

HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace....
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California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo....
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In Alaska, minus 59 takes toll on cars, pipes, state of mind

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working....
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Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045....
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Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time,

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone....
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The Latest: Crew enters Hawaii dome for 8-month Mars study

The latest on the NASA-funded experiment taking place at the University of Hawaii's HI-SEAS facility on the Big Island. All times local....
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Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts....
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Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalies

PARIS (AP) -- The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit....
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Finally, an explanation of strange African 'fairy circles'?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The forces behind the mysterious "fairy circles" that dot a desert in southern Africa do not appear to be supernatural, but they are intricate and complex....
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Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....
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Yesterday's Poll

Was Donald Trump wrong to say John Lewis is "all talk and no action" after Lewis questioned the legitimacy of his presidency?

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