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Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws....

Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume'
Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether....

Solar flare knocks out some radio temporarily
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening....





North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck....

Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....

N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year....

3rd spacewalk in 3 weeks at space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station....

Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens....

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say....

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts
BENTON, Calif. (AP) -- The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region....

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