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Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight

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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan....

Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

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MOSCOW (AP) -- A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions....

Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses today have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that....




Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003
SEATTLE (AP) -- A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station....

Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said....

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 1/2 years in prison for making false statements in research reports....

Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds....

It's the pits: Comet appears to have sinkholes, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes....

Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk....

Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows....

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