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California water cuts move to those with century-old rights
AP Top Science News, 16 hours ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers who hold rights to water that date back as far as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the country''s most productive agricultural state....
Paralyzed man uses his thoughts to control a robotic arm
AP Top Science News, 16 hours ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported....
Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
AP Top Science News, 16 hours ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake....
AP PHOTOS: Crews rake, vacuum up oil after California spill
AP Top Science News, 16 hours ago
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- Cleanup is underway after an oil spill spanning 9 miles of California coastline, with crews in protective suits working hard to rake, shovel and vacuum up the sticky black goo....
Alaska''s popular walrus cam streams again after a decade
AP Top Science News, 16 hours ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet....
A look at how California spill compares with 1969 disaster
AP Top Science News, 16 hours ago
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- An oil slick stretched across 9 miles of coastal waters Thursday after a pipeline rupture spilled thousands of gallons of sticky, stinking crude just north of Santa Barbara. Crews are working around the clock to rake, skim and vacuum it up....
John Glenn: Evolution should be taught in schools
AP Top Science News, May 20, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- John Glenn, who declared as a 77-year-old in a news conference from space that "to look out at this kind of creation out here and not believe in God is to me impossible," says facts about scientific discovery should be taught in schools - and that includes evolution....
Koch, Kravis donate total of $250M for hospitals, research
AP Top Science News, May 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Industrialist David H. Koch (kohk) and financier Henry R. Kravis have made separate donations totaling $250 million for hospitals and medical research in New York City....
Japan aquariums say they''ll stop getting Taiji-hunt dolphins
AP Top Science News, May 20, 2015
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan''s aquariums have promised to stop acquiring dolphins captured in a bloody hunt that was depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" and caused global outrage....
Professor seeks retraction of Science article he co-authored
AP Top Science News, May 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing irregularities on the part of his colleague, a prominent Columbia University professor has asked Science magazine to retract a study he co-authored last year about the ability of openly gay canvassers to shift voters'' views toward support for same-sex marriage....
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