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Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out....

Bright spot: Antarctica's ozone hole is starting to heal
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds....

Rosetta space probe set to crash-land on comet on Sept 30
BERLIN (AP) -- After a journey lasting 12 years, a date has been set for the comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta's last hurrah....

World Bank president expresses concern over Brexit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The World Bank president said Thursday that India had shown resilience in the situation created by Britain's decision to exit from the European Union, but it will be affected "if there were more events creating more uncertainty."...

Meteorites from fireball seen over Arizona found
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona State University says researchers have found pieces of a small asteroid that left a fiery trail in the sky over eastern Arizona earlier this month....

Biden threatens funding cut if cancer trials conceal results
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden threatened Wednesday to pull federal funding for cancer studies that fail to publicly disclose their results, putting pressure on researchers, clinicians and drug companies to speed up progress toward cancer cures....

New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires
ELDORADO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) -- As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper and more tactical suppression....

Grand Canyon visitors may face citation for picking up deer
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- Grand Canyon officials say they'll likely cite visitors who thought they were rescuing a baby deer by wrapping it in a T-shirt and bringing it to rangers - another instance of well-meaning tourists putting wildlife at risk....

Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thirty-one of the country's top science organizations are telling Congress that global warming is a real problem and something needs to be done about it....

Booster rocket fires in key NASA test for Mars missions
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah....