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Washington scientist launches effort to digitize all fish
SEATTLE (AP) -- University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers no longer has to coax hospital staff to use their CT scanners so he can visualize the inner structures of sting ray and other fish....

European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander
BERLIN (AP) -- The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year....

Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

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MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) -- A nocturnal species of weasel with a robber-mask-like marking across its eyes has returned to the remote ranchlands of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago....




Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago....

ALS-related gene found with help from Ice Bucket Challenge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene they say is among the most common that contribute to the progressive disease....

Luc Hoffman, Swiss ornithologist and naturalist, dead at 93
GENEVA (AP) -- Dr. Luc Hoffmann, a Swiss ornithologist and naturalist with a passion for wetlands who helped create the World Wildlife Fund for Nature and many other conservation groups, has died, wildlife groups said. He was 93....

Russian authorities evacuate nomads after anthrax outbreak
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities are evacuating nomadic reindeer herders and quarantining part of a Siberian region after an outbreak of anthrax killed more than 1,000 of their animals....

Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem
PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests - the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis....

Study: Common pesticide appears to reduce live bee sperm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study finds that a commonly used insecticide kills much of the sperm created by male drone honey bees, one reason why the bees are dwindling....



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