New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
AP Top Science News, 7 hours ago
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world''s first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic''s spaceship broke up over the California desert during a test flight....
Des Moines struggling with nitrates in water
AP Top Science News, November 21, 2014
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Two rivers that supply water to 500,000 people in the Des Moines area show nitrate levels spiking to levels that make it unsafe for some to drink, a concentration experts haven''t before seen in the fall that likely stems from especially wet weather in recent months....
Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
AP Top Science News, November 21, 2014
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects....
Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew
AP Top Science News, November 21, 2014
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored....
Groups sue feds over Pacific bigeye fishing rule
AP Top Science News, November 20, 2014
HONOLULU (AP) -- Environmental groups on Thursday sued the National Marine Fisheries Service to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a popular species for sushi and fish steaks....
Researcher who found cause of Lyme disease dies
AP Top Science News, November 20, 2014
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) -- The Swiss-born researcher who gained international recognition for discovering the bacteria that causes Lyme disease has died in western Montana....
2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia
AP Top Science News, November 20, 2014
JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) -- Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers....
Crew finds 150-ton boulder likely left by glacier
AP Top Science News, November 20, 2014
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- Workers digging an underground garage for a new hotel in Everett, Washington, recently struck something big about 30 feet below the surface....
Surrogate sushi: Japan biotech for bluefin tuna
AP Top Science News, November 20, 2014
TATEYAMA, Japan (AP) -- Of all the overfished fish in the seas, luscious, fatty bluefin tuna are among the most threatened. Marine scientist Goro Yamazaki, who is known in this seaside community as "Young Mr. Fish," is working to ensure the species survives....
UN climate fund falls short of $10 billion target
AP Top Science News, November 20, 2014
BERLIN (AP) -- A U.N. fund that will help poor countries tackle climate change has fallen short, for now, of its target of collecting $10 billion, officials said Thursday....
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