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Rehabilitated orangutans freed in Borneo as species dwindles

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:13:39 GMT2016-10-26T06:13:39Z

KEHJE SEWEN FOREST, Indonesia (AP) -- Jamur didn't hesitate as the door of her temporary cramped quarters slid open. In less than a second, the stocky red-haired orangutan was savoring freedom for the first time in nearly two decades....

Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:46:59 GMT2016-10-25T18:46:59Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition. And some girls are born without autism despite the same genetic mutations seen in boys with the condition....

Long, curved, akimbo: Hope uncovered for bird beak deformity

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:29:01 GMT2016-10-25T17:29:01Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998....

Plunging solar equipment prices fuel trade complaints

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:29:49 GMT2016-10-25T04:29:49Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Use of solar power is soaring, but Europe's biggest solar panel manufacturer, SolarWorld, took the surprise step last month of cutting 500 jobs from its workforce of 3,000....

Gates Foundation gives University of Washington $210 million

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:37:43 GMT2016-10-25T18:37:43Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving the University of Washington $210 million to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people worldwide, officials said Tuesday....

Court: US agency acted reasonably to protect seals

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:56:04 GMT2016-10-25T07:56:04Z

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- An appeals court panel on Monday ruled that a federal agency acted reasonably in proposing to list a certain population of bearded seals threatened by sea ice loss....

Slippery slope: Study finds little lies lead to bigger ones

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:17:15 GMT2016-10-24T16:17:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Telling little fibs leads down a slippery slope to bigger lies - and our brains adapt to escalating dishonesty, which makes deceit easier, a new study shows....

UN weather agency: Heat-trapping gas surges beyond milestone

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:14:57 GMT2016-10-24T15:14:57Z

The World Meteorological Organization says heat-trapping gases in Earth's atmosphere are growing faster than before, surging permanently beyond a troubling milestone....

Robots at center of China's strategy to leapfrog rivals

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:31:01 GMT2016-10-24T08:31:01Z

BEIJING (AP) -- The Canbot can say its name, respond to voice commands, and "dance" as it plays Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." Other robots China is displaying at the World Robot Conference can play badminton, sand cell phone cases and sort computer chips....

Alan Alda asks scientists to explain energy to children

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:29:17 GMT2016-10-24T21:29:17Z

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Alan Alda wants scientists to answer a question for 11-year-old children: What is energy?...