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  • Shuttle Endeavour to roll through LA amid security

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At its prime, the space shuttle Endeavour cruised around the Earth at 17,500 mph, faster than a speeding bullet. Now in retirement, it’s crawling along at …


  • Shuttle crossing provides a unique teaching moment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to …


  • Real-life meth trade is cracked by ‘Breaking Bad’

    NEW YORK (AP) — News of drug cartels mass-producing souped-up methamphetamine — that’s the latest word as reported by The Associated Press, and it sounds pretty scary. But haven’t we …


  • Eat more chocolate, win more Nobels?

    Take this with a grain of salt, or perhaps some almonds or hazelnuts: A study ties chocolate consumption to the number of Nobel Prize winners a country has and suggests …


  • Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ice goes on seemingly forever in a white pancake-flat landscape, stretching farther than ever before. And yet in this confounding region of the world, that spreading …


  • 2 US scientists win Nobel chemistry prize

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of how the cells in our bodies pick up signals as diverse as hormones, smells, …


  • Team decides against Thursday supersonic skydive

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt at a supersonic skydive over New Mexico on Sunday or Monday. Baumgartner aborted his mission Tuesday …


  • SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company successfully delivered a half-ton of supplies to the International Space Station early Wednesday, the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with …


  • Skydiver cancels 2nd try at supersonic jump in NM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Blame it on the wind. Again. For the second straight day, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner aborted his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall because of the weather, …


  • Man’s roach-eating death raises question: Why?

    MIAMI (AP) — As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country …


  • Man’s death after eating roaches raises questions

    MIAMI (AP) — As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country …


  • Skydiver cancels try at supersonic jump

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall Tuesday because of high winds, the second time this week he was forced to postpone …


  • Skydiver begins prep for supersonic jump

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s death-defying, 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert was lifted Tuesday …


  • Teen returns to school after Romney T-shirt flap

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 16-year-old high school sophomore who says she was ridiculed by her geometry teacher for wearing a Mitt Romney T-shirt returned to school Tuesday following a rally …


  • Skydiver’s supersonic jump on weather hold

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Plans for extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner to make a death-defying, 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert were on hold Tuesday morning …


  • Skydiver hopes to make supersonic jump over NM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner hopes to end five years of preparation with a death-defying 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert Tuesday …


  • SpaceX launch good for NASA, not private firm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A private rocket successfully sent a capsule full of cargo zipping toward the International Space Station in a first of its kind delivery for NASA, but couldn’t …


  • What you’ll see during supersonic skydive

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — When Felix Baumgartner makes his 23-mile supersonic skydive over southeastern New Mexico Tuesday morning, more than two dozen high-definition and high-resolution digital cameras will be recording …


  • Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Skydiver Felix Baumgartner’s attempt at the highest, fastest free fall in history Tuesday is more than just a stunt. His planned 23-mile dive from the stratosphere …


  • SpaceX Dragon capsule launched to space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract …


  • SpaceX Dragon set to blast off to space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A privately owned rocket was poised to blast off Sunday night on the first of a dozen space station supply missions under a mega-contract with …


  • Private space station delivery to launch Sunday

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company is on the verge of launching another cargo ship to the International Space Station. On Sunday night, California-based SpaceX will attempt to …


  • Congressman calls evolution lie from ‘pit of hell’

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Rep. Paul Broun said in videotaped remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to …


  • Calif. initiative will test appetite for GMO food

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Calories. Nutrients. Serving size. How about “produced with genetic engineering?” California voters will soon decide whether to require certain raw and processed foods to carry such …


  • Teachers, bosses charged in NJ school sex scandal

    CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Six months ago, a student came to Triton High School Principal Catherine DePaul with a disturbing story: She believed another student was involved in a sexual …


  • Mars Curiosity about to really shake things up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mars Curiosity is about to take its first sip of the red planet’s sand. But only after NASA’s rover plays bartender to make sure the dry dust …


  • Research on mice suggests new fertility treatments

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice — a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to …


  • SpaceX encore: 2nd private space station shipment

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company is headed back to the International Space Station. On Sunday night, SpaceX will attempt to launch another Dragon capsule full of food, …


  • Two-day test can spot gene diseases in newborns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Too often, newborns die of genetic diseases before doctors even know what’s to blame. Now scientists have found a way to decode those babies’ DNA in just …


  • Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — His blood could boil. His lungs could overinflate. The vessels in his brain could burst. His eyes could hemorrhage. And, yes, he could break his …

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