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Scientists switch on 'artificial sun' in German lab
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel....

New idea shakes up dinosaur family tree for T. Rex and pals
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree....

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world....

Bill would bar discrimination toward climate change doubters
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list....

Rare frog discovery has researchers hopping for joy
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A discovery involving a rare California frog has researchers hopping for joy....

Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters (204,000 square feet) of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month....

Endangered elephant in Cambodia electrocuted by power pole
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A park ranger in Cambodia says an endangered wild elephant has died after an electrical pole fell and electrocuted the animal....

2 reports, 1 conclusion: energy shift must start soon
BERLIN (AP) -- The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies....

Trump signs NASA bill, ponders sending Congress to space
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?...

Who's happy, who's not: Norway
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat....