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Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake
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Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming....

Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch....

Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park that's big enough to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times over....





Dallas Zoo giraffe whose birth was seen online named Kipenzi
DALLAS (AP) -- A giraffe born at the Dallas Zoo as people around the world watched online has been named....

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast....

NASA releases picture of starry fireworks for Hubble's 25th
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- What better way to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's quarter-century in orbit than with cosmic fireworks?...

Blue Bell closing all 3 creameries for training, cleaning
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) -- Blue Bell Creameries says it will close all three of its creameries in Texas, Oklahoma and Alabama for intensive cleaning and employee training in response to listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream....

Jaws meets kangaroo? Rare, cute pocket shark found in deep
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark - the newest and rarest species found off the U.S. coast....

US announces plans to reduce agricultural carbon emissions
DETROIT (AP) -- Federal agricultural officials announced Thursday voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama's efforts to combat global warming - and they don't require congressional approval....

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S....