Sunday, March 26, 2017

Science

In this May 1, 2006 file photo, freshly caught cod are stacked on ice waiting for shipment at a fish processing plant in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File)

BY PATRICK WHITTLE ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The cod isn’t so sacred in New England anymore. The fish-and-chips staple was once a critical piece of New England’s fishing industry, but ...
The Southern Lights are seen over the Southern Ocean near Antarctica from a chattered plane Friday, March 24, 2017. (Ian Griffin via AP)

BY NICK PERRY WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane’s window, but it was an extraordinary view. A charter plane that ...
This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer patients often wonder “why me?” Does their tumor run in the family? Did they try hard enough to avoid risks like smoking, too ...
In this March 21, 2017 photo engineer Volkmar Dohmen stands in front of xenon short-arc lamps in the DLR German national aeronautics and space research center in Juelich, western Germany. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via AP)

BY FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what’s being described as “the world’s largest artificial sun” and which they hope will help shed ...
In this April 15, 2014 file photo, a cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Tyrannosaurus Rex and his buddies could be on the move as a new study proposes a massive shake-up of the dinosaur family tree. Scientists ...
In this image provided by the National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA, shows how low sea ice levels were in the Arctic this winter, alarming climate scientists. (National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA via AP)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado says the Arctic this month set a record low for winter peak sea ice area: 5.57 million square ...
This July 16, 1945 file photo shows an aerial view after the first atomic explosion at Trinity Test Site, New Mexico. (AP Photo, File)

BY SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government conducted dozens of nuclear ...
In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, basketball Hall of Fame inductee Shaquille O'Neal speaks during induction ceremonies in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Count Shaquille O’Neal among the roster of NBA personalities who believe the Earth is flat. The Hall of Famer and TNT analyst says he drives from Florida ...
In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, a smiley face is seen on a sunflower in a sunflower field in Lawrence, Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN OSLO, Norway (AP) — If you want to pursue happiness, grab a winter coat. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are ...
In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, a youth takes a drink on a hill overlooking the city after a long hot day in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Even without an El Nino warming the world’s waters, Earth in February sizzled to its second hottest temperature on record, behind only last year. ...
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