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BEIJING (AP) — China's astronauts have braved the tension of docking with a space station and performed delicate tasks outside their orbiting capsule, but now face a more down-to-Earth job that is perhaps equally challenging: Talking to young people about science.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The decision to close California's San Onofre nuclear plant is the latest setback for an industry that had seemed poised to grow.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Neil Armstrong's name is attached to a lunar crater, an asteroid, more than a dozen schools and a museum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA's Opportunity rover is rolling across the Martian surface again, leaving behind a clay-rich rock in search of more discoveries.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing to lift most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states almost four decades after they were added to the endangered species list.
BOSTON (AP) — A 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy is coming out of its coffin to undergo cleaning and restoration procedures at Massachusetts General Hospital.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New fossil evidence of the earliest complete skeleton of an ancient primate suggests it was a hyperactive, wide-eyed creature so small you could hold a couple of them in your hand — if only they would stay still long enough.
Cells could be used to regrow tissue in case of injury.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ten months after landing on Mars, the NASA rover Curiosity is finally about to pack up and head toward a mountain.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Poisoning or shooting killed many of the 129 critically endangered elephants that have died on Indonesia's Sumatra island in less than a decade, highlighting weak enforcement of laws against poaching, an environmental group says.