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AP Top Science News at 12:26 p.m. EDT

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds....

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump....

Jewish war veterans bemoan stalling of Israel's WWII museum

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LATRUN, Israel (AP) -- Two years after Israel's prime minister vowed to complete the establishment of a museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans, funds have dried up and an abandoned construction site is all that remains of the grand project....




Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought....

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow
BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) -- A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history....

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday....

The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts (all times EDT):...

Icelandic language at risk; robots, computers can't grasp it
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees "Solarfri" posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means "when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather."...

Harvard museum marking 150 years with new exhibit
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A Harvard University museum is marking its 150th anniversary with a new exhibit showcasing its role developing the study of anthropology....

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday....