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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

October 23, 2014


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Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.

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Wednesday 10/22/2014
Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 7:00 pm

DENVER (AP) — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge.

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3rd spacewalk in 3 weeks at space station
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 4:02 pm

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station.

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Solar flare knocks out some radio temporarily
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 2:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters say a brief but strong solar flare Wednesday morning temporarily blacked out a few radio communication systems before weakening.

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Johnson & Johnson plans Ebola vaccine testing
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:00 am

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson will begin safety testing in early January on a vaccine combination that could protect people from a strain of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Tuesday 10/21/2014
Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 7:03 pm

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale Southern California resort city of Laguna Beach, scientists say.

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'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

BENTON, Calif. (AP) — The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region.

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Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 6:01 pm

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus, the port of Athens.

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North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 5:03 pm

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck.

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