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Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States....

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches
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YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say....

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found....





Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013....

Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck
BOSTON (AP) -- An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary....

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95....

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth....

Easter morning delivery for space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies....

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more....

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point
WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) -- You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii....