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AP Top Science News at 9:55 p.m. EDT

Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark
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Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years....

Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes....

Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn....





Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse "practice."...

DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes
DALLAS (AP) -- Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of DNA technology for forensic scientists at the University of North Texas to confirm her intuition....

Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between....

Wear solar specs or make a viewer to safely watch eclipse
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years....

Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online
If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV....

The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not just the skies that get dark when there's a total solar eclipse. So do we....