Science

April 19, 2017 - 1:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right combination to support life. This new big planet is rocky, like Earth. It's not so hot and not so cold. And it's not so far away, either. Harvard astronomer David Charbonneau said what makes this planet so...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2013 file photo, former state chemist Annie Dookhan sits in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Dookhan pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and falsifying thousands of tests in criminal drug cases, calling into question evidence used to prosecute the defendants. The state's highest court ordered the district attorneys in Massachusetts to produce lists by Tuesday, April 18, 2017, indicating how many of the approximately 24,000 tainted cases they would not or could not prosecute if new trials were ordered. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)
April 18, 2017 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts moved to throw out several thousand drug convictions Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests. The state's highest court had ordered district attorneys in seven counties to produce...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station lifts off from complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 18, 2017 - 3:46 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — John Glenn's trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station. An Atlas rocket provided the late morning lift to orbit, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S...
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President Donald Trump talks with children as be sits down to write a letter to a service member during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 18, 2017 - 2:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House meeting Tuesday where President Donald Trump's aides were to hash out whether to keep the U.S. as part of an international agreement to reduce climate-warming carbon emissions has been postponed. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders blamed the postponement on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2013 file photo, former state chemist Annie Dookhan sits in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston. Dookhan pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and falsifying thousands of tests in criminal drug cases, calling into question evidence used to prosecute the defendants. The state's highest court ordered the district attorneys in Massachusetts to produce lists by Tuesday, April 18, 2017, indicating how many of the approximately 24,000 tainted cases they would not or could not prosecute if new trials were ordered. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool, File)
April 18, 2017 - 2:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — District attorneys in Massachusetts are moving for the dismissal of thousands of drug cases tainted by the misconduct of a former state drug lab chemist. The state's highest court ordered the prosecutors to produce lists by the end of day Tuesday indicating how many of the...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station lifts off from complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 18, 2017 - 1:41 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — John Glenn's trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station. An Atlas rocket provided the late morning lift to orbit, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station lifts off from complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 18, 2017 - 12:06 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — John Glenn's trailblazing legacy took flight Tuesday as a cargo ship bearing his name rocketed toward the International Space Station. An Atlas rocket provided the late morning lift to orbit, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S...
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will carry supplies to the International Space Station stands ready at complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch is scheduled for Tuesday morning and for the first time, NASA cameras will provide live 360-degree video of the rocket heading toward space. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 18, 2017 - 11:11 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply ship named for John Glenn is bound for orbit. An Atlas rocket provided Tuesday's lift, just as it did for Glenn 55 years ago. The unmanned rocket took off in late morning from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The commercial cargo ship, dubbed the S.S. John...
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April 17, 2017 - 3:31 pm
MOAB, Utah (AP) — In a story April 14 about a newly named dinosaur, The Associated Press erroneously attached photos from a different fossil dig in Utah. The photos have been removed. The story is below: Professors name dinosaur after digging up thousands of bones University officials say they've...
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In this photo provided by Jim Best/University of Illinois, taken in 2016, a close-up view of the ice-walled canyon at the terminus of the Kaskawulsh Glacier, with recently collapsed ice blocks. This canyon now carries almost all meltwater from the toe of the glacier down the Kaskawulsh Valley and toward the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean instead of the Bering Sea. (Jim Best/University of Illinois via AP)
April 17, 2017 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call "river piracy" and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a large glacier in northwest Canada last year suddenly switched from one river to another. That changed the Slims River from a 10-foot (3...
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