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Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials
AP Top Science News, February 28, 2015
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) -- A floating Arctic laboratory four decades in the making has arrived at its home port and stands poised to begin unlocking mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth....
Switzerland 1st country to submit pledge for UN climate pact
AP Top Science News, February 28, 2015
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Switzerland has become the first country to submit a pledge to the United Nations for a new global climate deal, vowing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, compared to 1990 levels....
China''s latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas
AP Top Science News, February 28, 2015
BEIJING (AP) -- Wild giant pandas in China are doing well....
Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population
AP Top Science News, February 28, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has stripped millions of acres of crucial plant habitat....
Myanmar captures 9th rare white elephant
AP Top Science News, February 28, 2015
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar says it has found a rare, white elephant in the jungles of the western Ayeyarwaddy region....
AP PHOTOS: Antarctica''s spectacular glaciers melting faster
AP Top Science News, February 28, 2015
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can''t be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth....
Better plane tracking trialed after Malaysia plane mystery
AP Top Science News, February 28, 2015
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia''s transport minister said Sunday....
Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods
AP Top Science News, February 26, 2015
SEATTLE (AP) -- U.S. scientists following endangered killer whales from a research vessel have spotted a baby orca off the coast of Washington state, the third birth documented this winter but still leaving the population dangerously low....
Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet
AP Top Science News, February 26, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station....
The big melt: Antarctica''s retreating ice may re-shape Earth
AP Top Science News, February 26, 2015
CAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) -- From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can''t be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth....
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