Mystery of Death Valley''s moving rocks solved
AP Top Science News, 21 hours ago
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth....
5 things to know about earthquake faults
AP Top Science News, 21 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California''s wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989....
Feds protect 20 species of coral as threatened
AP Top Science News, August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change....
Feds allow logging after huge California wildfire
AP Top Science News, August 27, 2014
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue....
Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls
AP Top Science News, August 27, 2014
CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it''s not some kind of warped practical joke....
Ancient shipwreck off Malta leaves 700 BC cargo
AP Top Science News, August 25, 2014
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) -- Divers near a Maltese island have found an ancient ship''s cargo that experts say is yielding what could be some of the oldest Phoenician artifacts....
Hawaii volcano lava flow could threaten homes
AP Top Science News, August 25, 2014
HONOLULU (AP) -- Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes....
AP Exclusive: Expert calls for nuke plant closure
AP Top Science News, August 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California''s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility''s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults....
Hearings planned after call for nuke-plant closure
AP Top Science News, August 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California''s last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility''s twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults....
Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit
AP Top Science News, August 25, 2014
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence....
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