Saturday, February 25, 2017

Science

This Jan. 6, 2014, file photo shows a section of the Pinelands region in Lakehurst New Jersey. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

BY WAYNE PARRY CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest ...
In this April 16, 2013 file photo, a "bathtub ring" marks the high water mark as a recreational boat approaches Hoover Dam along Black Canyon on Lake Mead, the largest Colorado River reservoir, near Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

BY DAN ELLIOTT DENVER (AP) — Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more ...
This image provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows an artist's conception of what the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f may look like, based on available data about its diameter, mass and distances from the host star. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Talk about an Earth-shattering discovery. Scientists have spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which could harbor ...
This undated image shows shows an artist's rendering of NASA's Juno spacecraft making a close pass over Jupiter. (NASA via AP)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves. It currently takes Juno 53 days ...
SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship is captured by astronauts at the International Space Station on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, a day after a GPS problem prevented the capsule from coming too close. (NASA TV via AP)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up ...
This illustration provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows an artist's conception of what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold ...
This digitally colorized microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in yellow. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via AP)

BY LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone’s skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are ...
In this photo provided by the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) press service, a Soyuz-U booster rocket carrying the Progress MS-05 spacecraft blasts off from the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Russian Space Agency Roscosmos press service via AP)

BY MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from ...
In this Feb. 17, 2017, photo, Ed Kim, a NASA researcher and lead scientist for a NASA-led experiment called SnowEx, stands near a Navy P-3 Orion aircraft used for SnowEx, at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

BY DAN ELLIOTT DENVER (AP) — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up ...
Members of the scientific community, environmental advocates, and supporters demonstrate Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Boston, to call attention to what they say are the increasing threats to science and scientific research under the administration of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of scientists, environmental advocates and their supporters held a rally in Boston on Sunday to protest what they see as increasing threats to science and research ...
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