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January 30, 2015


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NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 11:03 pm

HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.

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Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about.

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'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 8:04 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy.

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Charles Townes, who helped invent now-ubiquitous laser, dies
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 12:01 pm

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast.

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Myanmar tallies 1,114 bird species, 20 previously unrecorded
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 6:04 am

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — An extensive survey of birds in Myanmar has revealed nearly two dozen not known to have existed in the country, including a large black seabird with a ballooning red neck sack and a tiny black and white falconet with a surprised, panda-like expression.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 11:03 pm

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died. He was 99.

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Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 10:00 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A disgruntled, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist promised to build 40 nuclear weapons for Venezuela in 10 years and design a bomb targeted for New York City in exchange for "money and power," according to secret FBI recordings released Wednesday.

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