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Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up

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WASHINGTON - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.

Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the 'Model T Ford' of sharks

WASHINGTON - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark?

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U.S. agencies back DigitalGlobe bid to sell sharper images

TAMPA/WASHINGTON - The U.S. intelligence community has thrown its support behind a bid by commercial space imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc to sell higher resolution images from its satellites, the leading U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.

China rejections of GMO U.S. corn cost up to $2.9 billion: group

CHICAGO - China's rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said on Wednesday in the first estimate on losses from the trade disruptions.

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French parliament bans cultivation of GM maize

PARIS - France's lower house of parliament adopted a law on Tuesday prohibiting the cultivation of any variety of genetically modified maize, saying it posed a risk to the environment.

Environment, France 15 Apr 2014

Sky-watchers see 'blood moon' in total lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Parts of the world saw a rare celestial event on Tuesday when the Earth's shadow fell across the moon, turning it orange. | Video

U.S., 15 Apr 2014

SpaceX cargo run to space station reset for Friday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies canceled its planned cargo run to the International Space Station on Monday after a helium leak was found in its rocket's first stage, NASA said.

14 Apr 2014

U.S. in prime position to see full lunar eclipse Tuesday

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Night owls and early risers in North America will be able to watch a rare celestial show on Tuesday as Earth's shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color from bright orange to blood red to brown, depending on local weather conditions.

13 Apr 2014

'Million Orchid' project to revive native Florida flowers

MIAMI - Inside a small bright lab, nestled behind sprawling Banyan trees in Miami's Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, scientists and volunteers tend to tens of thousands of just-germinated orchids tucked in glass bottles.

Environment 12 Apr 2014

Scientists grow viable vaginas from girls' own cells

CHICAGO - Four young women born with abnormal or missing vaginas were implanted with lab-grown versions made from their own cells, the latest success in creating replacement organs that have so far included tracheas, bladders and urethras.

Health 10 Apr 2014

California makes it harder for insurers to deny autism treatment

SACRAMENTO, California - California on Wednesday made it harder for health insurers to deny or delay coverage of key interventions for children with autism, the latest in an ongoing series of actions by U.S. states to help families obtain the expensive therapies.