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AP Top Science News At 5:51 p.m. EDT

Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission....

Ferry operator Stena Line tests running ship on methanol
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish ferry operator Stena Line says it has converted one of its ships to enable it to run on methanol, testing the potential of the environmentally friendly fuel for the shipping industry....

Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests....





Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour
PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change....

Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved....

Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them....

Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life....

Wood bison make it to Alaska village; April release planned
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game....

Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse....

Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66
CLEVELAND (AP) -- With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection....