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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

October 25, 2014

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Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

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Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island
Updated: October 25, 2014 - 12:05 am

HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

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Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 11:00 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty Friday to criminal charges from a 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.

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Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 10:00 am

CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

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China launches experimental moon orbiter
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

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Thursday 10/23/2014
China launches experimental moon orbiter
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:02 am

BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

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Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 12:06 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.

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Stone tools show ancient settlement high in Andes
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 5:00 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The air was thin, the nights were cold, the sun could easily burn the skin. But about 12,000 years ago, small groups of hunter-gatherers found a home very high up in the Peruvian Andes.

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Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume'
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether.

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