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Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

Sep. 22, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An unmanned Japanese space capsule is headed to the International Space Station filled with cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take 4 ½ days to reach the space...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

Sep. 22, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines...

Michigan State to study communication after Hurricane Maria

Sep. 22, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University researchers have received a federal grant to study communication after Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico. The East Lansing school says it plans to use the roughly $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine how information...

State investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

Sep. 22, 2018 12:04 PM EDT

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor remains open but has stopped allowing customers to request meat...

Russian space chief: No '2nd-tier status' with NASA outpost

Sep. 22, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency chief said Saturday that it wouldn't accept a second-tier role in a NASA-led plan to build an outpost near the moon, but Roscosmos spokesman quickly clarified that Russia is still staying in the project. Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin was quoted by Russian news agencies...

Director: Kansas stem cell research center needs more money

Sep. 22, 2018 11:11 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A stem cell research facility at the University of Kansas Medical Center needs more money, not more space, according to the center's new director. Sunil Abhyankar, an oncologist who specializes in blood cancers, was introduced Sept. 17 to the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center...

Michigan utility unveils new battery at university

Sep. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan utility has unveiled a new battery to store renewable energy at Western Michigan University. The battery can store enough solar and wind energy to supply about 1,000 homes with an hour of power, said Consumers Energy Project Manager Nathan Washburn. The battery will be...

Idaho research wants to help keep crops standing tall

Sep. 22, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — There are nearly 7.5 billion people on Earth and more are being born every second. In order to feed all of us, researchers at University of Idaho are looking at ways to keep our existing crops upright. When Daniel Robertson was a kid growing up in Columbia, South Carolina, he got chased...

Music binds couple from Georgia, to Romania to Meridian

Sep. 22, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Living thousands of miles apart as children Levi and Teodora Mitze-Circiumaru never knew their love for music would one day bring the two together - or to Meridian. Levi Mitze-Circiumaru teaches Algebra I at Meridian High School and Teodora is the organist at First Christian Church...

Small towns trade farmland for residential development

Sep. 22, 2018 1:06 AM EDT

Driving along Route 47 in Kane County, Illinois, corn and soybean fields are dotted with signs advertising the amenities of burgeoning communities. The billboards boast quality schools, tennis courts and swimming pools. Juvenile trees offer little shade on winding lanes and cul-de-sacs. In these new developments,...