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First step to help preserved organs survive the deep freeze
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Deep-freezing donated organs might one day help improve the transplant supply but scientists must first figure out how to thaw the delicate tissue without it cracking. Now researchers are taking a first step toward that goal, using nanotechnology to create super heaters for preserved tissue....



Tiny tubes in Canadian rock may be oldest known fossils
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tiny tubes and filaments in some Canadian rock appear to be the oldest known fossils, giving new support to some ideas about how life began, a new study says....



Federal 2017 quake forecast highlights Oklahoma, California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal scientists forecast that Oklahoma will continue to have the nation's biggest man-made earthquake problem this year but it probably won't be as shaky as recent years....



Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spring has sprung early - potentially record early - in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew....



Those with blurry close-up vision get some new help
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a list of surgical repairs for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age. But who's really a good candidate to toss their specs?...



US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials announced....



SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago....



Classified US satellite launched from California
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- A rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from California....



Rings in stomach could be key to telling lobsters' ages
ORONO, Maine (AP) -- Researchers are testing a technique they say could determine the age of lobsters....



Aquarium of Niagara expanding to protect threatened penguins
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- A Niagara Falls aquarium is expanding so it can breed and protect the threatened Humboldt penguin....