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AP Top Science News At 5:06 p.m. EDT

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade....

Study traces dinosaur evolution into early birds
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists have mapped how a group of fearsome, massive dinosaurs evolved and shrank to the likes of robins and hummingbirds....

See-through mice reveal details of inner anatomy
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Researchers have found a way to make see-through mice, but you won't find these critters scampering in your kitchen....





5 things to know about coal trade, global warming
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off polluting fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution. Here are five things to know about the issue:...

AP PHOTOS: Coal-exporting town fights rising seas
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Norfolk is trapped between the causes and consequences of global warming....

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy - and pollution....

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday....

Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space....

Mudslide swallows Indian village; at least 41 dead
MALIN, India (AP) -- Rescuers using earth-moving equipment and their bare hands dug through heavy mud and debris Thursday after a landslide engulfed an entire village in western India, killing at least 41 people and leaving about 100 missing and feared dead....

US plans wide seismic testing of sea floor
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer....