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Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming ... Full Story

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  • Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather
    Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

  • News Guide: Ash and gases halt search on volcano
    News Guide: Ash and gases halt search on volcano

    Toxic gases and ash were still coming from the Mount Ontake volcano Monday, halting the search for more victims and the recovery of the bodies. Here's a summary of events and a guide to understanding them:

  • Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species
    Wildlife populations plummet for 3,000 species

    GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.

  • Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
    Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

  • USC memory scientist Richard Thompson dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard F. Thompson, the University of Southern California neuroscientist whose experiments with rabbits led to breakthrough discoveries on how memories are physically stored in the brain, has died. He was 84.

  • European Space Agency sets date for comet landing

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says it will attempt to land the first spacecraft on a comet on Nov. 12.

  • New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake
    New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake

    KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.

  • US-Russian crew docks with space station
    US-Russian crew docks with space station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A U.S.-Russian crew docked early Friday with the International Space Station, about six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhstan.

  • 5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36
    5 more bodies found at Japan volcano; toll now 36

    KISO, Japan (AP) — Toxic gases and ash from still-erupting Mount Ontake forced Japanese rescue workers to call off the search for more victims Monday as dozens of relatives awaited news of their family members.

  • Study examines cancer risk from 1st atom-bomb test

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers from the National Cancer Institute want to know how many past and present cancer cases in New Mexico may be related to the U.S. government's test of the world's first atomic bomb over a remote stretch of desert nearly 70 years ago.

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