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The Galveston County Daily News : Science

September 20, 2014


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Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire
Updated: September 20, 2014 - 2:01 am

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone.

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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm

DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.

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Thursday 09/18/2014
Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 10:01 pm

BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.

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At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 7:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year.

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Hurricane Edouard right environment for drone test
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 6:02 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Edouard was the perfect environment to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.

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NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 4:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The globe smashed more heat records last month, including Earth's hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said Thursday.

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Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 2:01 pm

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.

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Image of Asia: Lava flows from Indonesian volcano
Updated: September 18, 2014 - 11:02 am

In this photo by Idhad Zakaria, lava erupts from Indonesia's Mount Slamet volcano early Thursday morning as seen from Pandansari village in Central Java province. Ash has fallen on some villages and activity is banned within 4 kilometers of the peak. Authorities have made preparations to move nearly 24,000 residents from seven villages that are within 6 kilometers of the crater, if Slamet becomes more dangerous. Indonesia has about 130 active volcanos and Java is its most densely populated island, home to more than half of the country's 240 million people.

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