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2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits
PARIS (AP) -- European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network....
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Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio vaccine greatly boosted their immunity....
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GPS devices find huge water loss in western US
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday....
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Quakes surge around Iceland volcano; no eruption
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) -- Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions....
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Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix
BERLIN (AP) -- Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research....
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Dinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include an ankylosaurus, dromaeosaurus and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, is set to open to the public this fall near Moab....
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Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years....
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air
IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays - "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair....
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Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth....
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Less shake from artificial quakes, fed study says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found....
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