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NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's Tess spacecraft embarked Wednesday on a quest to find new worlds around neighboring stars that could support life....

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile
NEW YORK (AP) -- So you want to have a baby....

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'
BERLIN (AP) -- Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday....

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list....

Tracking the river: Mississippi model may help save coast
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River....

Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie
PRAGUE (AP) -- Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie....

Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Trump administration on Tuesday defended an underwater monument off the coast of New England established by former President Barack Obama to protect marine life in the Atlantic Ocean and asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate it....

Global warming is mixing up nature's dinner time, study says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is screwing up nature's intricately timed dinner hour, often making hungry critters and those on the menu show up at much different times, a new study shows....

Archaeologists find silver treasure on German Baltic island
BERLIN (AP) -- Hundreds of 1,000-year-old silver coins, rings, pearls and bracelets linked to the era of Danish King Harald Gormsson have been found on the eastern German island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea....

Senator wants info on EPA chief's multiple email accounts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican chairman of a Senate oversight committee is pressing the head of the Environmental Protection Agency to provide details about his use of multiple government email addresses....