Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution
NEW YORK (AP) -- A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday....
UK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus
LONDON (AP) -- Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeletons....
UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
LONDON (AP) -- Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup....
NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit....
NASA spacecraft making first visit to dwarf planet Ceres
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet....
DNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive species
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) -- When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene....
DNA study backs theory of massive steppe migration to Europe
BERLIN (AP) -- A wave of migrants from the eastern fringes of Europe some 4,500 years ago left their trace in the DNA - and possibly the languages - of modern Europeans, according to a new study....
Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun....
Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil
SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) -- Oil-spill responders on Tuesday are evaluating the impact to wildlife from a used motor oil leak into a river in an agricultural area of south-central Washington, as at least 50 ducks, geese and other waterfowl were observed covered in oil....
New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday....
Gov. Tom Wolf proposed more than $4 billion in taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes as part of an effort to overhaul the way public education is funded. Included in his proposal is a flat tax increase on income from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent.
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