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Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is marking the 28th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch with a peek into a wild stellar nursery....

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA's latest nail-biting drama was far from orbit as the Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run the space agency in an unprecedented party-line vote....

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain....





NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets
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....