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Fossils show big bug ruled the seas 460 million years ago
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth's first big predatory monster was a weird water bug as big as Tom Cruise, newly found fossils show....

CERN: Test results show more detail about 'God particle'
GENEVA (AP) -- After three years of scrutinizing the elusive Higgs boson closely, scientists say they've determined that the "God particle" behaves just as predicted....

What's in 90 percent of seabirds' guts? 1 word: Plastics
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- As many as nine out of 10 of the world's seabirds likely have pieces of plastic in their guts, a new study estimates....





Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it....

Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier
MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) -- Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascade off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream....

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture....

Far below South Dakota, a cave holds pure, promising water
WIND CAVE NATIONAL PARK, S.D. (AP) -- Hundreds of feet beneath the Black Hills, a team of scientists and researchers snake through dark, narrow and silent corridors of ancient rock to reach their goal: what is thought to be some of the purest water on Earth....

Study can't confirm results of many psychology experiments
NEW YORK (AP) -- A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results....

'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82
NEW YORK (AP) -- There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat....

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft....