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  • University prof has plan to combat invasive carp 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:42 pm
  • ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The carp invading Minnesota up the Mississippi River could be stopped - at least for several years.

  • Senators reject repeal of law on class materials 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 2:52 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - An attempt to repeal a six-year-old law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside a classroom's adopted textbook has been rejected by the Senate Education Committee.

  • Study links California drought to global warming 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 2:04 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A new study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for the recent harsh winter.

  • Disease attacking bats is on the move 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 1:25 pm
  • MAMMOTH CAVE, Kentucky - A sign posted at Mammoth Cave National Park in south-central Kentucky lets visitors know if they tour the largest known cave system in the world, they will have to walk on bio-security mats immediately afterward. Shoes must be scrubbed to help contain the spread of a disease that has killed more than 6 million cave-dwelling bats in the United States.

  • Ohio winter takes toll on honeybees 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:41 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio beekeepers lost 50 to 80 percent of their honeybees over the harsh winter, threatening the farming industry, state agriculture officials say.

  • University of Maine researchers get project money 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 12:35 pm
  • PORTLAND, Maine - Three University of Maine research scientists will receive grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for projects related to the fishing industry.

  • Moving day for animals at Pittsburg State 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:44 am
  • PITTSBURG, Kansas - They didn't all go two-by-two, and the person in charge wasn't named Noah, but nonetheless, critters of all shapes and sizes were on the move Wednesday.

  • University: Unclear if sperm mix-up intentional 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 11:34 am
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The University of Utah says investigators cannot determine if a couple's sperm sample was intentionally switched with that of a convicted felon working at its fertility clinic 20 years ago.

  • University of Missouri brings drones class indoors 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 10:56 am
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - The University of Missouri has brought a class on using aerial drones indoors after a federal government agency told the journalism school last summer to stop flying them outdoors.

  • Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 6:59 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

  • Survey reduces estimated Michigan wolf population 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 8:34 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - The estimated number of gray wolves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has declined for the second consecutive year, but the change isn't statistically significant and the resurgent predator is maintaining a healthy presence in the state's far north, a biologist said Wednesday.

  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:53 pm
  • LARKSPUR, California - Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper reported.

  • Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A citizens group said Wednesday it isn't taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

  • Mauna Kea telescope to stay on with NASA funding 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:13 pm
  • HILO, Hawaii - A NASA project to protect satellites in space is expected to extend the life of one of Mauna Kea's older telescopes.

  • Oceanographer Ballard elected to American Academy 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:49 pm
  • SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island oceanography professor best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:23 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Australian researchers have combined cochlear implants with gene therapy in an experiment that improves the hearing of deafened animals.

  • Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:54 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.

  • Energy Innovation Laboratory dedicated in E. Idaho 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:23 pm
  • IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A new facility intended to help with clean energy research and support work to develop new materials for advanced nuclear reactors has been dedicated in Idaho Falls.

  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:19 pm
  • WASHINGTON - EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

  • Correction: Chemical Spill-CDC story 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:31 pm
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - In a story April 22 about a West Virginia chemical spill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that WV TAP developed the estimate that 108,000 people felt some health impacts from the Jan. 9 spill. The estimate was independent of the group: Andrew Whelton, a lead WV TAP researcher, said he developed the estimate on his own.

  • Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:58 am
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:31 am
  • NEW DELHI - Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:16 am
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The University of Florida on Wednesday opened a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis.

  • New Ball State planetarium to open this fall 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:22 am
  • MUNCIE, Indiana - About 1,800 Ball State University students take introductory astronomy courses each year, which is higher than the number taking such classes at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame combined.

  • Correction: Bowhead Whale story 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:06 am
  • PROVINCETOWN, Massachusetts - In a story April 22 about a bowhead whale spotted in Cape Cod Bay, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of the scars used to identify the whale. The identifying scars are on the whale's head, not its tail.