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After Being Separated from Partner, SeaWorld Polar Bear Dies

After Being Separated from Partner, SeaWorld Polar Bear Dies

Apr 25
A polar bear at SeaWorld unexpectedly died after she was separated from her longtime female partner.

Advocates Fan Out in Global Show of Support for Science

Advocates Fan Out in Global Show of Support for Science

By Seth Borenstein | Apr 23
From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day.

As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk from Space Debris Grows

As Orbit Becomes More Crowded, Risk from Space Debris Grows

By Frank Jordans | Apr 22
Decades' worth of man-made junk is cluttering up Earth's orbit, posing a threat to spaceflight and the satellites we rely on for weather reports, air travel and global communications.

China Launches Its 1st Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

China Launches Its 1st Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft

Apr 21
China on Thursday launched its first unmanned cargo spacecraft on a mission to dock with the country's space station, marking further progress in the ambitious Chinese space program.

Michio Kaku on Identifying Potential Asteroid Risks

Michio Kaku on Identifying Potential Asteroid Risks

Apr 21
The Earth will have a close encounter Wednesday with a massive asteroid nicknamed "The Rock."

Inmate May Be Freed After DNA Raises Doubts in Ohio Slaying

Inmate May Be Freed After DNA Raises Doubts in Ohio Slaying

Apr 21
A man who has spent 23 years in an Ohio prison for his girlfriend's slaying but maintains his innocence could be released soon after the new county prosecutor in Cleveland asked a court to void his conviction.

Earth Day Network Launches Three-Year Campaign for Environmental & Climate Literacy

Earth Day Network Launches Three-Year Campaign for Environmental & Climate Literacy

Apr 20
On April 22nd, Earth Day Network (EDN), global coordinator for Earth Day, is launching its Earth Day 2017 three-year campaign for Environmental & Climate Literacy.

Florida Tests Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes to Kill Off Bugs

Florida Tests Bacteria-Infected Mosquitoes to Kill Off Bugs

By Jennifer Kay | Apr 20
Thousands of bacteria-infected mosquitoes were released in the wild Tuesday near Key West, testing a new way to kill mosquitoes that carry Zika and other viruses.

US: Nuke Site Cleanup Efforts Paying Off for Idaho Aquifer

US: Nuke Site Cleanup Efforts Paying Off for Idaho Aquifer

By Keith Ridler | Apr 17
A giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades of monitoring but the water level of the aquifer is at its lowest ever recorded.

Oman's Mountains May Hold Clues for Reversing Climate Change

Oman's Mountains May Hold Clues for Reversing Climate Change

By Sam McNeil | Apr 16
Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are searching for an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans - and perhaps begin to reverse climate change.

What to Know About New Advice on Prostate Cancer Test

What to Know About New Advice on Prostate Cancer Test

By Lindsey Tanner | Apr 13
Should middle-aged men get routine blood tests for prostate cancer? An influential health panel that once said no now says maybe. It says certain men may benefit as long as they understand the potential harms.

Secretary Bird at German Park Gets New Leg from 3-D Printer

Secretary Bird at German Park Gets New Leg from 3-D Printer

Apr 11
Soeckchen the secretary bird is now strutting around her home in northern Germany with an artificial leg produced using a 3-D printer.

Preparing Artifacts of the 'Great War' for the Digital Age

Preparing Artifacts of the 'Great War' for the Digital Age

By Pat Eaton-Robb | Apr 11
Since the project began in 2014, about 130 people have come to events, resulting in the digital preservation of more than 600 items and the creation of about 150 profiles of people who took part in the war effort.

Iceland's Volcano Due to Erupt

Iceland's Volcano Due to Erupt

Apr 9
As tourism surges in Iceland, many visitors don't realize a large volcano is due to erupt.

Seed Vault in the Arctic Tundra

Seed Vault in the Arctic Tundra

Apr 8
On an island about halfway between Oslo and the North Pole is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, an international effort to safeguard the sources of the world's food supply.

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