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Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them....

Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Researchers believe the ship that legendary explorer Captain James Cook used to sail around the world is still submerged somewhere in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor....

CDC: Preschoolers with ADHD often given drugs before therapy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Too many preschoolers with ADHD still are being put on drugs right away, before behavior therapy is tried, health officials say....

More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seawater - increasingly acidic due to global warming - is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It's something that scientists had expected, but not so soon....

Move over drones, driverless cars _ unmanned ship up next
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday - ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews....

In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The big question at Palau's Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?...

Solar plane arrives in Arizona on latest leg of global trip
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip....

Physicists abuzz about possible new particle as CERN revs up
GENEVA (AP) -- Was it a blip, or a breakthrough?...

230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it's the best preserved dinosaur print seen so far in the Iberian Peninsula....

3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star....