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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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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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Tourists evacuated amid Iceland volcano concerns
LONDON (AP) -- Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days....
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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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Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems
CHICAGO (AP) -- Disabilities among U.S. children have increased slightly, with a bigger rise in mental and developmental problems in those from wealthier families, a 10-year analysis found....
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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study published Monday found....
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