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Farewell Cassini: Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years....



Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation
HONOLULU (AP) -- After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization....



Idaho hopes to bring stargazers to first US dark sky reserve
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Tourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way....



Cassini spacecraft: 'Magnifying glass' at Saturn until end
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- For more than a decade, NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn took "a magnifying glass" to the enchanting planet, its moons and rings....



SpaceX bloopers video: 'How NOT to land an orbital rocket'
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster."...



Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction
NEW YORK (AP) -- Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says....



New video shows wild jaguar roaming in southern Arizona
WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) -- Wildlife conservationists have released new video footage showing what is believed to be one of three jaguars to be seen in the United States in the past few years....



Typhoon Doksuri batters central Vietnam, killing 4
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Typhoon Doksuri slammed into central Vietnam on Friday, killing four people and injuring 10 others as heavy rains and strong winds ripped off roofs and knocked over many electricity poles....



Summer may be getting longer in waters off New England
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Summer is getting longer in the waters off New England, and that could have big ramifications for everything from the strength of storms to the health of fisheries and endangered whales, according to scientists....



Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to 'vulnerable' status
BANGKOK (AP) -- The elusive snow leopard - long considered endangered - has been upgraded to "vulnerable," though conservations warned the new classification does not mean they are safe....