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The International Space Station's robotic arm captures the Cygnus cargo spacecraft, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 260 miles (418 kms.) above the earth. The commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Tuesday, two days after launching from Virginia. (NASA TV via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 5:54 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts got a mouth-watering haul with Tuesday's Earth-to-space delivery — pizza and ice cream. A commercial supply ship arrived at the International Space Station two days after launching from Virginia. Besides NASA equipment and experiments, the Orbital ATK capsule...
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November 14, 2017 - 12:05 am
CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — Federal fishing regulators are considering requiring more commercial fishermen to assist with a program that seeks to protect sea turtles. The National Marine Fisheries Service requires observers to be placed on fishing boats in some fisheries to collect data that help with...
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This Oct. 15, 2016 photo shows a rare, wild alligator snapping turtle in a creek in Union County, Ill., the first found in the state since 1984. A scientist searching for a young male alligator snapping turtle that was put in a Southern Illinois creek at least a year ago instead grabbed the 22-pound adult female, raising hopes for those trying to protect a creature that hadn't been spotted in the area for three decades. (Courtesy of Eva Kwiatek via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 7:36 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A scientist searching for a young male alligator snapping turtle that was put in a Southern Illinois creek at least a year ago instead grabbed a 22-pound adult female, raising hopes for those trying to protect a creature that hadn't been spotted in the area for three decades...
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This Nov. 11, 2017 photo provided by Sierra Nevada Corporation shows the Dream Chaser spacecraft being lifted by a helicopter prior to a test flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The Sierra Nevada Corp. says its Dream Chaser had a successful free-flight drop test in the Mojave Desert on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Ken Ulbrich/NASA via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A test version of the Dream Chaser, a reusable spacecraft that resembles a small space shuttle, made a successful free flight and landing in California after being hoisted by helicopter high over the Mojave Desert, officials of Sierra Nevada Corp. said Monday. The flight Saturday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston. The chances of a hurricane drenching Texas, like Harvey did, have soared six fold in just a quarter century with global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, says a new study published Monday, Nov. 12, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 13, 2017 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says. Study author Kerry Emanuel, a meteorology professor and hurricane...
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A globe and a Ferris Wheel stand in the forest near Bonn, Germany, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. The UN Climate Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany till Nov. 17, 2017. (Rainer Jensen/dpa via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 5:09 pm
BONN, Germany (AP) — Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. climate talks in Germany promoting the use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. About 200 protesters stood up 10 minutes into the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 file photo, water from Addicks Reservoir flows into neighborhoods as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise in Houston. The chances of a hurricane drenching Texas, like Harvey did, have soared six fold in just a quarter century with global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, says a new study published Monday, Nov. 12, 2017, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 13, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says. Study author Kerry Emanuel, a meteorology professor and hurricane...
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November 13, 2017 - 3:13 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A scientist searching for a young male alligator snapping turtle that was put in a Southern Illinois creek at least a year ago instead grabbed a 22-pound adult female, raising hopes for those trying to protect a creature that hadn't been spotted in the area for three decades...
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This undated photo provided by the National Museum of Georgia in November 2017 shows a Neolithic pottery vessel about 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall. Researchers announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, they have found shards of similar vessels, about 8,000 years old, south of Tblisi, Georgia. Patrick McGovern of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia says the pieces had come from the base of jars that were probably used for fermentation and storage of wine. (National Museum of Georgia via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about vintage wine: Pieces of broken pottery found in the nation of Georgia provide the earliest known evidence for the origins of today's winemaking industry. The eight shards, recovered from two sites about 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Tbilisi, are roughly 8,000 years...
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This undated photo provided by the National Museum of Georgia in November 2017 shows a Neolithic pottery vessel about 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall. Researchers announced Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, they have found shards of similar vessels, about 8,000 years old, south of Tblisi, Georgia. Patrick McGovern of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia says the pieces had come from the base of jars that were probably used for fermentation and storage of wine. (National Museum of Georgia via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 3:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pieces of broken pottery in the nation of Georgia provide the earliest known evidence for the origins of today's winemaking industry. The eight shards were found to be roughly 8,000 years old. That's some 600 to 1,000 years old than the previous record, revealed by a wine jar found...
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