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Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on U.S. Pacific Coast


LOS ANGELES Drifting throngs of jelly-like, glowing organisms native to tropical seas far from shore have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska this year, baffling researchers and frustrating fishing crews.


India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers

NEW DELHI India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambition to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space.

Jun 23 2017

Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit

SOFIA Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday.

Jun 24 2017

Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity

ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears. | Video

Environment Jun 22 2017

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday. | Video

Environment, Jun 21 2017

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption

(This version of the June 21 story deletes final paragraph which incorrectly states remaining area is open to public) | Video

Environment Jun 22 2017

Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances for life.

Jun 19 2017

Trump's coal plan sends U.S. energy "back to the past": Vatican

OSLO U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production "back to the past" with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday.


Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA named 12 astronauts on Wednesday to the U.S. space agency's first new class of space fliers in five years, chosen from a record 18,300 applicants, for a new era of space travel.

Jun 07 2017

China's quantum satellite makes breakthrough in secure communications

BEIJING A Chinese quantum satellite has dispatched transmissions over a distance of 1,200 km (746 miles), a dozen times further than the previous record, a breakthrough in a technology that could be used to deliver secure messages, state media said on Friday.

Sports Jun 16 2017

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California to list herbicide as cancer-causing; Monsanto vows fight

Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) said on Monday. | Video