CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New air testing in the nation's only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination fro... Full Story
Elephants prove discerning listeners of us humans
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says.
Workers preparing to enter New Mexico nuke dump
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Specially trained workers are finalizing plans to enter the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump after two separate incidents forced its closure weeks ago, including a leak that exposed more than a dozen workers to low levels of radiation.
Air testing at nuclear dump shows no contamination
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New air testing in the nation's only underground nuclear repository showed no detectable radioactive contamination from a leak last month, the U.S. Department of Energy said Sunday.
Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.
Hubble Telescope captures shattering asteroid
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first pictures of a disintegrating asteroid.
Residents frustrated at lack of nuke dump details
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — It's been three weeks since the radiation sensors were triggered and the exhaust dampers at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste dump slammed shut, putting the repository's massive salt caverns off-limits and the nation's cleanup efforts on hold.
Gene identified for butterfly wing marking mimicry
NEW YORK (AP) — To fool predators, some butterflies create wing color patterns that make them resemble their unpalatable cousins. Only recently have scientists been unraveling how they do that, and now researchers have identified the gene that does the trick for an Asian swallowtail.
NASA plots daring flight to Jupiter's watery moon
WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life.
Giant virus revived after more than 30,000 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have revived a giant virus more than 30,000 years old, recovered from the permafrost of northeast Siberia.
Funding for US-German airborne observatory cut
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — NASA plans to mothball its infrared airborne observatory unless it can get some financial help from international partners.
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