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April 18, 2014


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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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Wednesday 04/16/2014
SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 12:00 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Storm surge risks get their own graphics, warnings
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 5:05 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The National Hurricane Center hopes new color-coded maps they're trying out this year will simplify two important points about storm surge for coastal residents: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water will rise.

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Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 1:03 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.

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T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 9:07 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall after a 3,000-mile journey from Montana.

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Monday 04/14/2014
Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.

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Space station launch Monday despite dead computer
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 6:05 am

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
NASA approves Mon space station supply launch
Updated: April 13, 2014 - 2:02 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station supply shipment is on for Monday.

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Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason
Updated: April 13, 2014 - 7:05 am

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them.

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