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5 decisions that made the Nobel Prizes look bad

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STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Nobel Prizes cannot be revoked, so the judges must put a lot of thought into their selections for the six awards, which will be announced in the next two weeks....

SpaceX's Elon Musk turns to science fiction for Mars ship

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- If SpaceX founder Elon Musk's plan to establish a city on Mars sounds like science fiction, then consider the name of his first passenger ship....

Feds list 7 Hawaii bee species as endangered, a first in US
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States....





Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash
BERLIN (AP) -- After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study....

By the numbers: 12 years chasing a comet
BERLIN (AP) -- It's been 4,595 days since the Rosetta space probe was lifted into orbit on the first stage of its 12-year mission to chase down comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko....

A timeline of comet probe's 12-year space odyssey
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency's comet-chasing probe Rosetta is performing a final maneuver Friday that will end its 12-year mission with a crash-landing on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko....

US cities increasingly dealing with messy goose poop problem
BOSTON (AP) -- Canada geese are loud, aggressive and annoying, but worst of all they poop everywhere - a messy problem vexing cities across the country trying to keep their parks clean and safe....

Researchers sample unusually rich deep-sea area off Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island....