US-Russian 3-man space station crew lands safely
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Soyuz capsule carrying a U.S.-Russian crew returning after spending nearly six months on the International Space Station landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan....
Elephants prove discerning listeners of us humans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dr. Seuss had it right: Horton really does hear a Who. Wild elephants can distinguish between human languages, and they can tell whether a voice comes from a man, woman or boy, a new study says....
Japan lab weighing retraction of stem cell paper
TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese government-funded laboratory said Tuesday it is considering retracting a research paper describing a simple way of turning ordinary cells from mice into stem cells....
Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere....
Gene mapping study shows promise, challenges
CHICAGO (AP) -- These days, it's faster and cheaper than ever to decipher a person's entire DNA. But a small study suggests that looking for disease risks that way may not be ready for the masses....
Hubble Telescope captures shattering asteroid
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first pictures of a disintegrating asteroid....
Workers preparing to enter New Mexico nuke dump
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy and the operators of the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump said Monday they are making plans to allow specially trained workers to enter the site for the first time in weeks after more than a dozen employees were exposed to low levels of radiation during a mysterious leak....
Gene identified for butterfly wing marking mimicry
NEW YORK (AP) -- To fool predators, some butterflies create wing color patterns that make them resemble their unpalatable cousins. Only recently have scientists been unraveling how they do that, and now researchers have identified the gene that does the trick for an Asian swallowtail....
NASA plots daring flight to Jupiter's watery moon
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA is plotting a daring robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa, a place where astronomers speculate there might be some form of life....
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Pittsburgh is one of six cities selected to receive funds and technical assistance from the national Green Lanes Project to create five miles of protected bike lanes. These lanes would place curbs, planters, and posts to separate traffic from the bike lanes. This is being done to encourage more people to ride their bikes in the city.
Do you think the federal government should continue printing and mailing Social Security statements rather than posting them online?