AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:04:32 -0400 Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:51:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/30/US-SCI--Year.in.Space/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Year.in.Space c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7e1b 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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:07:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/30/EU--Sweden-Methanol-Powered.Ferry/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Sweden-Methanol-Powered.Ferry c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7eda 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 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:04:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/30/US-SCI--Equal.Before.Birth/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Equal.Before.Birth c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:-7e3d 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 Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:31:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/29/Earth.Hour/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_Earth.Hour c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-ac5 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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22:26:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/28/US-ODD-Pink-Chickens/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-ODD-Pink-Chickens c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1136 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved. Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/27/EU--Russia-Space/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Russia-Space c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-150f 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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:46:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/27/AA--Antarctica-Extreme.Life/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AA--Antarctica-Extreme.Life c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-169f 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 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:21:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/27/US-Wood-Bison-Restoration/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Wood-Bison-Restoration c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-15d1 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 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:46:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/26/US--Southern.Plains.Storms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Southern.Plains.Storms c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1d2a 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. American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:15:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/25/US-SCI--Year.in.Space-5.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Year.in.Space-5.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-22c8 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. NASA details plans to pluck rock off asteroid, explore it Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:48:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/25/US-SCI--NASA.Asteroid.Mission/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--NASA.Asteroid.Mission c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-20e0 WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is aiming to launch a rocket to an asteroid in five years and grab a boulder off of it — a stepping stone and training mission for an eventual trip sending humans to Mars. 2 exotic termites find love in Florida, worrying researchers Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:32:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/25/US--Termite.Swarms/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Termite.Swarms c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1fe6 MIAMI (AP) — Two particularly hungry, exotic termite species apparently have found love halfway around the world and, as with so many other Florida hook-ups, the results are disturbing. Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:55:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/26/US--Endangered.Plants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Endangered.Plants c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1dcb BOSTON (AP) — From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life. Eiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:13:35 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/28/Earth.Hour/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_Earth.Hour c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-d18 PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change. State-by-state glance from new report on New England plants Thu, 26 Mar 2015 01:30:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/26/US-Endangered-Plants-Glance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Endangered-Plants-Glance c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1dca A state-by-state look at examples of rare and endangered plants, highlighted by the New England Wild Flower Society in a report being released on Thursday: Minor glitch delays restart of Large Hadron Collider Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:25:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/24/US-SCI--Large.Collider/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Large.Collider c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-28d6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a minor glitch will delay the re-start of Europe's multi-billion dollar Large Hadron Collider either a couple of days or more than a month. Russian, American ready for a year in space Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:19:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/26/EU--Russia-Space/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Russia-Space c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-1a02 BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — The Russian astronaut heading off for a year in space says he'll miss the natural landscapes on Earth. His American counterpart jokes he won't miss his twin brother. Russia to resume space tourism in 2018 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:32:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/24/EU-Russia-Space-Tourism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU-Russia-Space-Tourism c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-2af4 MOSCOW (AP) — Russia officials say they will resume space tourism in 2018 after years of sending into space only professional cosmonauts and astronauts. Researchers find fossil of 'Super Salamander' species Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:02:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/24/EU--Super.Salamander/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Super.Salamander c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-2ae3 LONDON (AP) — Fossil remains of a previously unknown species of a crocodile-like "super salamander" that grew as long as a small car and was a top predator more than 200 million years ago have been found in southern Portugal, researchers announced Tuesday. When the road salt seeps, sometimes the manhole covers fly Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:38:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2015/03/24/US-SCI--Manhole.Explosions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Manhole.Explosions c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14c0f3bf79c:-2794 WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers.