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Study may give new respect to our Milky Way neighborhood

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:28:32 GMT2016-09-28T18:28:32Z

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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:48:05 GMT2016-09-28T17:48:05Z

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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:29:17 GMT2016-09-28T17:29:17Z

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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:14:24 GMT2016-09-28T20:14:24Z

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Federal investigators have identified a driver suspected of taking 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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:24:13 GMT2016-09-28T00:24:13Z

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

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:50:44 GMT2016-09-27T21:50:44Z

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....

WHO: Excessive air pollution affects 92 percent of people

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:07:00 GMT2016-09-27T16:07:00Z

GENEVA (AP) -- More than nine out of 10 people worldwide live in areas with excessive air pollution, contributing to problems like strokes, heart disease and lung cancer, the World Health Organization said Tuesday....

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:06:06 GMT2016-09-28T00:06:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab....

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:07:58 GMT2016-09-27T21:07:58Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people - the mother, the father and an egg donor....

Study: Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 years

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:01:51 GMT2016-09-27T17:01:51Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years....