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AP Top Science News At 10:22 a.m. EDT

Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies
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VERONA, Wis. (AP) -- There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison....

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke....

UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says....





5 things to know about earthquake faults
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989....

OK, so we have germs. But they're our unique germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in bacteria from your own body. And if you pack up and move, new research shows, you'll rapidly transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too....

Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth....

Museum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room....

Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence....

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results....

Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400 people....