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NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft swung by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock....



Babies try harder when they see you sweat, research shows
NEW YORK (AP) -- If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching....



Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say as they try to better understand the quake that has killed more than 200 people....



Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, saying increased oil and gas development has the potential to destroy parts of the landscape that could provide a better understanding of the ancient civilization that once inhabited the region....



Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction, a new study says....



Puerto Rican astronaut gets double dose of hurricanes
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes - even in orbit....



Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility....



New fight in California water wars: How to update old system
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- In California's long-raging water wars, pitting north against south and farmer against city dweller, the one thing everybody agreed on Wednesday was that the outdated method of shipping water throughout the most populous state needs a serious upgrade....



California condors return to the skies after near extinction
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor....



Governors, John Kerry promote 15-state Climate Alliance
NEW YORK (AP) -- Governors and former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are championing a 15-state coalition that's tackling environmental issues....