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Science groups to Congress: Climate change is real threat
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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....

Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world
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SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) -- The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry....

Huge helium gas field found in Tanzania said 'game changer'
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The discovery of a huge helium gas field in East Africa is a "game changer for the future security of society's helium needs" amid a global shortage, researchers in Britain said Tuesday....

Sheen in Lake Ontario identified as oil from nuclear plant
SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) -- The operator of the Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant says spilled lubrication oil that caused a sheen on Lake Ontario isn't hazardous and has low potential health effects....

China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station
BEIJING (AP) -- China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade....

APNewsBreak: Scientists send coral reef plea to Australia
HONOLULU (AP) -- As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged....

Atlas rocket launches for 1st time since March grounding
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- America's Atlas rockets are flying again, successfully launching a communications satellite for the Navy....

New England cottontail making a comeback in the region
DOVER, N.H. (AP) -- From their enclosures at zoos in New York and Rhode Island, the New England cottontail offers a cute distraction for visitors....

Can Google Glass help autistic children read faces?
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people's faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder....