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AP Top Science News At 3:53 p.m. EDT

Obama commemorates moon landing's 45th anniversary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This week's 45th anniversary of man's first landing on the moon is being celebrated at the White House....

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong
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NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida....

At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun
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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1930....





World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May....

Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer, and many a merchant is going to need a bigger wallet....

Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth....

As numbers of gray seals rise, so do conflicts
ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) -- Decades after gray seals were all but wiped out in New England waters, the population has rebounded so much that some frustrated residents are calling for a controlled hunt....

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Now's the time to get moonstruck....

After hybrid success, Toyota gambles on fuel cell
TOKYO (AP) -- Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker....

Archaeologists excavate NY Colonial battleground
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of a massacre and the location of the era's largest smallpox hospital....