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NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves....

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life....

Cool facts about 7 Earth-size planets circling single star
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Talk about an Earth-shattering discovery....





SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day....

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits
HELSINKI (AP) -- Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops....

Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....

In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds....

NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges - a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts....

NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites
DENVER (AP) -- Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows - water that sustains a substantial share of the global population....

South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change....



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