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AP Top Science News At 6:21 a.m. EDT

Russian craft delivers long-awaited cargo to space station
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MOSCOW (AP) -- An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, where it was anxiously awaited by the U.S.-Russian crew after the successive failures of two previous supply missions....

Solar plane lands in Hawaii after record-breaking flight
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KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- A plane powered by the sun's rays landed in Hawaii Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan....

Heaven scent: Finding may help restore fragrance to roses
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Shakespeare said a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In fact, many kinds of roses today have little fragrance. But a new discovery might change that....





Washington woman's measles death is first in US since 2003
SEATTLE (AP) -- A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station....

Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said....

Yellowstone loses radio frequencies used to track wildlife
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Researchers at Yellowstone National Park have lost their license for a set of radio frequencies used to track more than 100 radio-collared wolves and elk....

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa State University scientist who altered blood samples to make it appear he had achieved a breakthrough toward a potential vaccine against HIV was sentenced Wednesday to more than 4 1/2 years in prison for making false statements in research reports....

Too hot: Temperatures messing with sex of Australian lizards
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hotter temperatures are messing with the gender of Australia's bearded dragon lizards, a new study finds....

It's the pits: Comet appears to have sinkholes, study says
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comets are basically dirty snowballs, but it turns out they can have a very Earth-like feature: sinkholes....

Survey: US political and generation gaps on science issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Age divides Americans on science issues just as much as political ideology, a new analysis of recent polling shows....