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New Hampshire looks for answers behind oyster outbreaks
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- For the past 25 years, researcher Stephen Jones has tried to understand the threat that bacteria may pose to oysters in New Hampshire's Great Bay estuary. He often couldn't get funding to study the problem. But that is beginning to change as scientists notice "something is going on."...



Rare weasel species makes a comeback in Washington state
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) -- The elusive weasel-like mammal poked its head out of the wooden crate, glanced around and quickly darted into the thick forest of Mount Rainier National Park - returning to a landscape where it had been missing for seven decades....



Researchers grow protective biological soil crusts
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- In a greenhouse at Northern Arizona University, a professor is researching an oft-overlooked ecological field that could play an important role in preventing erosion and helping plants grow....



Russia emergency teams look for debris of crashed spacecraft
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian emergencies workers are combing the mountains near the border with Mongolia for the debris of a cargo spaceship that crashed minutes after its launch....



Russia: Space ship malfunctions, breaks up over Siberia
MOSCOW (AP) -- An unmanned Russian cargo spaceship heading to the International Space Station broke up in the atmosphere over Siberia on Thursday due to an unspecified malfunction, the Russian space agency said....



Nations OK European Space Agency's mission to Mars in 2020
BERLIN (AP) -- Nations have approved an additional 440 million euros ($469 million) to fund the European Space Agency's next mission to Mars....



Buzz Aldrin: Altitude sickness forced South Pole evacuation
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) -- Buzz Aldrin said he was evacuated from the South Pole last week because he became short of breath and began showing signs of altitude sickness....



Study: Biggest tornado outbreaks are spawning more twisters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most extreme tornado outbreaks are mysteriously spawning many more twisters than they did decades ago, a new study claimed....



Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison sell at auction
DALLAS (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph and some of the lightbulbs that he perfected sold for more than $60,000 at auction on Saturday....



'Magic mushroom' psychedelic may ease anxiety, depression
NEW YORK (AP) -- The psychedelic drug in "magic mushrooms" can quickly and effectively help treat anxiety and depression in cancer patients, an effect that may last for months, two small studies show....