Daily Mountain Eagle
 Top Stories
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
  Mideast Crisis
 Personal Finance
  Sports Columns
  College Hoops
 Raw News
 Archive Search
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 in History
The Associated Press
AP Top Science News at 12:37 p.m. EDT

NASA hits snag while inflating new room at space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA hit a snag while releasing air into an experimental inflatable room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on hold for at least a day....

NASA's yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue
AP Photo
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's yearlong spaceman still is nursing sore feet, stiff legs and fatigue, even after nearly three months back on Earth....

Study: Brain scans reveal hidden consciousness in patients
NEW YORK (AP) -- A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness....

Scientists: Underground stone rings made by Neanderthals
BERLIN (AP) -- Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say....

Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does....

New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming....

Tornado damages homes but spares small northern Kansas town
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) -- A large tornado that the National Weather Service said was on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed about 20 homes in a rural area of northern Kansas and came within a mile of hitting a small town....

Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright....

European Space Agency puts 2 navigation satellites in orbit
BERLIN (AP) -- A rocket fired from French Guiana has lifted two satellites into orbit that will form part of Europe's rival to the U.S.-made Global Positioning System, or GPS....

US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize
HELSINKI (AP) -- American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold has won this year's euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries in "directed evolution," which has helped sustainable development and clean technology become available in many areas of industry....