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Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate....

SpaceX: Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX said Friday that evidence points to a large breach in the rocket's helium system during a routine prelaunch test that turned into a devastating fireball three weeks ago....

Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Laos has promised to phase out farms that breed endangered tigers for their body parts, a positive step from a country believed to be a major hub of wildlife trafficking in Asia, conservation groups said Friday....

To train doctors, Vermont school shifts to hands-on learning
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont College of Medicine is changing the way physicians are trained by switching exclusively to a hands-on approach to learning designed to encourage students to solve medical puzzles rather than just memorizing body parts and diseases....

US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed....

Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas....

Pioneering California physicist dies; built important tool
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A pioneering physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who helped build a key tool for studying the universe and played a role in the project that created the first atomic bomb has died, a lab official said Thursday....

Beached boats, pink water as drought saps Great Salt Lake
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- On the southern shore of Utah's Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea....

Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs
MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) -- Millions of pounds of Dungeness crab are pulled from Pacific Northwest waters each year in a more than century-old ritual for commercial and recreational fishermen....

Private wells in New England coming up empty amid drought
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- When Roxanne Moore got up to make her morning coffee a few weeks ago, she turned on the faucet and got a burst of water - then nothing came out but air....