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Scientists bid farewell to comet probe, eye more discoveries

2016-09-29T13:43:13Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists are saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe ahead of its planned crash-landing on a comet....



Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints

2016-09-29T15:07:16Z

LONDON (AP) -- A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras - pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public....



UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon

2016-09-29T04:02:14Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said....



Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower

2016-09-29T10:57:37Z

BEIJING (AP) -- In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air....



Study may give new respect to our Milky Way neighborhood

2016-09-28T18:28:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Our corner of the Milky Way galaxy may be a bigger deal than scientists thought....



Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies

2016-09-28T17:48:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of the savage beast in us, according to a new study....



Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down

2016-09-28T17:29:17Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A crowd of several hundred people gathered in the growing darkness outside Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, before the first Vaux's Swift darted into view high above....



Driver defaces Death Valley landmark with tire tracks

2016-09-29T00:51:15Z

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Federal investigators have identified a person of interest as they hunt a driver who took an illegal joyride on a fragile, dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park, leaving 10 miles of swerving tire tracks....



SpaceX chief envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

2016-09-28T00:24:13Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet well within the next century, "Battlestar Galactica" style....



Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulations

2016-09-27T21:50:44Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A recent spate of entanglements of rare whales off of New England could help shape future regulations to preserve the endangered animals, federal authorities said Tuesday....