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AP Top Science News at 2:20 p.m. EST

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space....

NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch....

Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest - and usually coldest - state....





Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity....

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting....

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste
BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards....

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite
BERLIN (AP) -- China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms....

EPA official: government must plan for climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change....

Brexit costs Britain data center for Europe's satnav system
BERLIN (AP) -- Officials have decided to move a data center for the European Union's new satellite navigation system out of Britain because of Brexit....

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?"...