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Mysterious drop in prized bait worms threatens a way of life
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WOOLWICH, Maine (AP) -- Dan Harrington makes his living unearthing marine worms by hacking away at mudflats with a tool that resembles the business end of an old steel rake....

UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai....

Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought - more than 100,000 years ago -- and maybe they were Neanderthals....





Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft ventured Wednesday into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings....

NASA spacewalking suits in short supply, report finds
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's spacewalking suits are in short supply, and a replacement is still years away despite the nearly $200 million spent on new technology, the space agency's inspector general reported Wednesday....

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost
BEIJING (AP) -- Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports....

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies - and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work....

What's in a name? Bronx Zoo proudly displays 'snot otters'
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a salamander by any other name - and some of those names are comical....

Q&A: Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases
HONOLULU (AP) -- A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite....

World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's last male northern white rhino has joined the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts make a last-chance breeding effort to keep his species alive....