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Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland
LONDON (AP) -- Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting....
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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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Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math....
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Sweet job: England seeks `choc doc' to study candy
LONDON (AP) -- Is there a doctor of chocolate in the house?...
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Hitchhiking robot charms its way across Canada
TORONTO (AP) -- He has dipped his boots in Lake Superior, crashed a wedding and attended an Aboriginal powwow. A talking, bucket-bodied robot has enthralled Canadians since it departed from Halifax last month on a hitchhiking journey to the Pacific coast....
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