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Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells....
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US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an infected traveler arrive....
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NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit....
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European Space Agency picks site for comet landing
BERLIN (AP) -- Talk about a moving target....
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Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface....
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Lava flows from Philippine volcano, thousands flee
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines' most active volcano belched out huge lava fragments that rolled about a kilometer (half a mile) down its slope in an ongoing gentle eruption, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday....
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Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look
CANTON, Mass. (AP) -- Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth....
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Mass. school at center of treatment controversy
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center....
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Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's....
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Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights....
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