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Long After They Died, Military Sees Surge in Identifications

Long After They Died, Military Sees Surge in Identifications

| By Scott McFetridge | Oct 10
Officials believe remains of nearly half of the 83,000 unidentified service members killed in World War II and more recent wars could be identified and returned to relatives.

Eek! Non-Native Venomous Spider Found Living in Oregon

Eek! Non-Native Venomous Spider Found Living in Oregon

| Oct 10
State officials confirm that a brown widow spider — usually found in South Africa, Florida and Southern California — has recently been found living in Oregon City, in the northwestern part of the state.

Hubble Space Telescope Sidelined by Serious Pointing Failure

Hubble Space Telescope Sidelined by Serious Pointing Failure

| By Marcia Dunn | Oct 9
NASA announced Monday that one of Hubble's gyroscopes failed last Friday. As a result, Hubble is in so-called safe mode with non-essential systems turned off. That means all science observations are on hold.

UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning

UN Report on Global Warming Carries Life-or-Death Warning

| By Seth Borenstein | Oct 9
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday.

FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Up to Age 45

FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccine Up to Age 45

| By Linda A .Johnson | Oct 8
U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45.

Rock Used as Doorstop Is Actually a Meteorite Worth $100K

Rock Used as Doorstop Is Actually a Meteorite Worth $100K

| Oct 8
A Michigan man curious about a rock he'd used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: It's a meteorite worth $100,000.

Still Far Off, Michael A Growing Menace To Florida Panhandle

Still Far Off, Michael A Growing Menace To Florida Panhandle

| By Mike Schneider | Oct 8
A tropical storm that rapidly formed off Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula has gained new strength and could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane with an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast.

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

Therapy Dogs Can Spread Superbugs to Kids, Hospital Finds

| By Mike Stobbe | Oct 7
Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs.

New Effort Will Analyze Genes of Endangered Northwest Orcas

New Effort Will Analyze Genes of Endangered Northwest Orcas

| By Phuong Le | Oct 7
A new scientific effort will sequence the genomes of critically endangered Pacific Northwest orcas to better understand their genetics and potentially find ways to save them from extinction.

 NASA's Pluto Explorer Adjusts Course as Next Icy World Looms

NASA's Pluto Explorer Adjusts Course as Next Icy World Looms

| By Marcia Dunn | Oct 7
The NASA spacecraft that explored Pluto has adjusted course as its next target looms.

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