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Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cities and nations are looking at banning plastic straws and stirrers in hopes of addressing the world's plastic pollution problem. The problem is so large, though, that scientists say that's not nearly enough....



Legendary scientist at lab that developed atomic bomb dies
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) -- Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97....



Environmentalists ask court to restore oil-gas emission rule
DENVER (AP) -- Environmentalists are asking an appeals court to reinstate a rule restricting harmful methane emissions on U.S. lands, at least temporarily....



Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery....



Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote....



Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain....



NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life....



Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile
NEW YORK (AP) -- So you want to have a baby....



Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'
BERLIN (AP) -- Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday....



Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list....