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New sea star babies offer hope amid mass deaths in Pacific
AP Top Science News, 22 hours ago
LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) -- Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn''t surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast had not spared this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Islan...
Tesla CEO plugs into new market with home battery system
AP Top Science News, May 01, 2015
FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market....
Mars researchers suspend reality when working in Utah desert
AP Top Science News, May 01, 2015
HANKSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- The Mars Society chose the American Southwest for its training facility because the soil and lack of vegetation resemble the landscape of the red planet, but that''s where the similarities end....
Remote Utah outpost serves as stand-in for surface of Mars
AP Top Science News, May 01, 2015
HANKSVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape....
SpaceX mile-high escape test will feature ''Buster'' the dummy
AP Top Science News, May 01, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX is just days away from shooting up a crew capsule to test a launch escape system designed to save astronauts'' lives....
SeaWorld cited over safety of trainers who work with orcas
AP Top Science News, May 01, 2015
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- SeaWorld - whose safety practices have been under scrutiny since an animal trainer was killed in 2010 by an orca at its Orlando, Florida, park - has now been cited for not adequately protecting its killer-whale trainers at its park in San Diego....
Black band coral disease continues to affect Kauai reefs
AP Top Science News, April 30, 2015
HONOLULU (AP) -- Black band coral disease is affecting nearly half of the reef sites researchers have surveyed in waters off Kauai, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said....
Sea lion pup spotted on San Francisco sidewalk gets rescued
AP Top Science News, April 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A stranded sea lion pup has been spotted wandering a San Francisco sidewalk in a scene that marine rescuers warn could become commonplace as the ocean heats up....
Environmentalists criticize changes to California delta plan
AP Top Science News, April 30, 2015
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water around California''s delta....
Lawsuit: Educational cadavers mishandled at Chicago college
AP Top Science News, April 30, 2015
CHICAGO (AP) -- For more than a decade, a college in Chicago stored four unidentified human cadavers in cardboard boxes in a locked, unrefrigerated closet, then fired a doctor who raised questions about it, according to a recently filed lawsuit....
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