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Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved....

Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them....

Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is

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DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life....




Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game....

Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse....

American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science....

NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it - a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars....

2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers
MIAMI (AP) -- Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing....

Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened
BOSTON (AP) -- From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life....

State-by-state glance from new report on New England plants
A state-by-state look at examples of rare and endangered plants, highlighted by the New England Wild Flower Society in a report being released on Thursday:...

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