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Europe's comet chaser gets final commands to end its mission
BERLIN (AP) -- Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta has received its last commands putting it on course to crash-land on the icy surface of the alien world it's been following for more than a decade....

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....

Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta space probe before crash
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists began saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe Thursday, hours before its planned crash-landing on a comet, but said that data collected during the mission would provide discoveries for many years to come....





Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming levels in about 35 years....

Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom
SEATTLE (AP) -- A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions....

Study: Police using body cameras see huge drop in complaints
LONDON (AP) -- A Cambridge University study of British and U.S. police shows a 93 percent decrease in the number of complaints made against officers when they are using body cameras - pivotal findings that suggest the simple devices could reduce conflicts between police and the public....

Beijing's latest answer to pollution: the Smog Free Tower
BEIJING (AP) -- In a city where smog routinely blankets the streets, a Dutch artist has offered an eccentric solution: a 7-meter (23-foot) metal structure that takes in smog and expels cleaner air....

Polish explorer says he found deepest underwater cave
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish explorer says he and his team have discovered the world's deepest underwater cave, 404 meters (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice....

APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday....

UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days, officials said....