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  • Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking AIDS research

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University scientist who has admitted to faking AIDS research has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison and must repay a federal government agency more…

  • New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new report says erosion is eating away at Alaska’s northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure. The U.S. Geological Survey study published…

  • Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California woman

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles. Chrissie Frickman was boating with her husband and two children June 21…

  • Fishing groups ask court to halt ocean seismic testing

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Five fishing groups asked a federal court to stop scientists from blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, arguing their research is disturbing marine life off the New Jersey…

  • It’s the pits: Comet appears to have sinkholes, study says

    NEW YORK (AP) — Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes. That’s what scientists think after analyzing data from a comet observed by the European…

  • Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia’s bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds. Dragons that are genetically male hatch as females and give birth to other lizards. And the…

  • Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows. There are dramatic generation gaps in opinions on global warming, offshore drilling, nuclear…

  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species. The two pups emerged…

  • Don’t blink or you might miss the leap second on Tuesday

    Tuesday lasts a wee bit longer — by a second. International timekeepers are tacking a second to the clock to compensate for a slightly slower Earth rotation. While a leap second is hardly enough time…

  • How long can the ISS crew last without new supplies?

    WASHINGTON — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday was supposed to deliver 4,000 pounds of supplies and payload to the International Space Station. It never made it,…

  • Marking the first ‘Asteroid Day’

    WASHINGTON — Tuesday, June 30, 2015 is the first “Asteroid Day.”  Asteroid Day is a “global awareness movement where people from around the world come together to learn about asteroids and what we can do…

  • Now comes the SpaceX rocket whodunit: A complex mystery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket’s dead, blown to bits in public view. Now it’s time for “Rocket Science CSI.” After 18 straight successful launches, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket broke apart Sunday morning minutes after soaring…

  • Warmer water, more crowded beaches contributing to shark attacks

    WASHINGTON — It’s the time of year to roll out the beach blanket, plant the umbrella and dash into the ocean water. But after seven reported shark attacks along the Carolina coast this month, beachgoers…

  • Scientists: Dormant black hole coming back to life

    WASHINGTON – Well, this could ruin your whole Monday: A black hole that had gone dormant in 1989 has reawakened, the European Space Agency says. The ESA says they’ve started detecting “an exceptional outburst of…

  • June 30 will be 1 second longer

    WASHINGTON — June 30 will be a slightly longer than a typical summer day, not because of the Summer Solstice, which occurred June 21, but because of the need to adjust the Earth’s clock by…