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KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Powerful bursts of hot ash and gravel erupted from a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia early Monday, sending panicked villagers streaming down the sides of the mountain.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the sun.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's almost showtime for Comet ISON (EYE'-sahn.)
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Avoiding a last-minute breakdown, annual U.N. climate talks limped forward Saturday with a modest set of decisions meant to pave the way for a new pact to fight global warming.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Fred Kavli, who launched a foundation to support science research and award prizes of $1 million to scientists, has died. He was 86.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Long-simmering ideological objections to teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science textbooks but held up one biology tome because of alleged factual errors.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have discovered a killer dinosaur that roamed in what is now Utah some 100 million years ago. Experts say the discovery provides insight into the top predators in North America before T. rex showed up.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.N. climate talks ran into overtime Friday with more than 190 countries arguing over the building blocks for a new pact to slow global warming.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency says it has successfully launched three European Space Agency's satellites intended to study Earth's magnetic field.
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in the ruins of a Canaanite palace in Israel, and chemical analysis shows this is where they kept the good stuff.