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Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up
GENEVA (AP) -- Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?...

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far in the Iberian Peninsula....

The Latest: Solar plane leaving California for Arizona

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from California to Arizona in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe (all times local):...




3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star....

Military tests unmanned ship designed for seafaring missions
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The military is starting tests on the world's largest unmanned surface vessel - a self-driving, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles out at sea without a single crew member on board....

Solar plane on global trip soars from California to Arizona
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane soared above the clouds Monday after taking off from California for Arizona to resume its journey around the world using only energy from the sun....

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat
PATNA, India (AP) -- With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people....

Above-average fire year ahead in Hawaii, Alaska, Southwest
Hawaii, Alaska and the Southwest face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday....

Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes....

Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
GENEVA (AP) -- It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized - temporarily - by a weasel....


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