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LONDON (AP) — British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and was a pioneer of genome sequencing, has died at the age of 95.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rocket streaked along the eastern U.S. early evening sky Tuesday in an unusual sight as NASA put a smartphone and 28 other tiny satellites into orbit.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A glowing lagoon off Puerto Rico's northeast coast has gone nearly dark and biologists on Tuesday were trying to find out why.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two fossilized dinosaur skeletons, dubbed the "Montana Dueling Dinosaurs" because they appear forever locked in mortal combat, failed to sell Tuesday at a New York City auction.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The microscopic creatures that make up a critical link in the ocean food chain declined dramatically the first half of this year in the North Atlantic as ocean temperatures remained among the warmest on record, federal scientists say.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A specially trained beagle's smell test for polar bear pregnancies predicts there will be few new cubs for U.S. zoos this year — although a romantic trip to Pittsburgh apparently turned out well for a female bear in San Diego.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged governments to put forth more ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, saying "current pledges are simply inadequate."
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The top U.N. climate diplomat on Monday told the coal industry it should leave most of the world's remaining coal reserves in the ground and start investing in renewable energy sources.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest robotic explorer, Maven, rocketed toward Mars on Monday on a quest to unravel the ancient mystery of the red planet's radical climate change.
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