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  • Deer herd's 150-mile migration is longest recorded 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:32 pm
  • CASPER, Wyoming - Each spring, a herd of mule deer leaves the Red Desert and follows a trail of greening grass and retreating snow along the western slope of the Wind River Range. Months later, the animals arrive in the Hoback Basin south of Jackson, more than 150 miles away.

  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:10 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

  • Florida man examines oil spill dolphin deaths 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 11:07 am
  • MANATEE, Florida - A south Florida man's work is helping researchers better understand long-term damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill.

  • New program uses art to teach science 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:10 am
  • MELBOURNE, Florida - It's a challenge tackled by engineers in the space program: Design a garment that can withstand a certain level of heat.

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:32 pm
  • SCARBOROUGH, Maine - John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

  • Sierra Club calls 3-state area 'climate disrupter' 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:22 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - The Sierra Club branded a geological formation that includes portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming as one of six "climate disrupter" regions in the country due to its potential for major fossil fuel development. The characterization comes in a report that one oil company called inaccurate.

  • Archaeologists plan dig at NY's 1755 battleground 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:28 pm
  • LAKE GEORGE, New York - An archaeological dig at a French and Indian War battleground in the southern Adirondacks has been given the green light.

  • Some bird species declining in Adirondack wetlands 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:13 pm
  • SARANAC LAKE, New York - A new study finds the populations of some bird species are declining in lowland wetlands in the Adirondacks.

  • Golden eagle found in Wyo. tied for second-oldest 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:40 pm
  • SHERIDAN, Wyoming - A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species that has ever been tagged in North America, Wyoming wildlife officials said.

  • NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:00 am
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Robonaut, the first out-of-this-world humanoid, is finally getting its space legs.

  • How one student thrives at troubled Philly school 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:37 am
  • PHILADELPHIA - Gionna Hawkins is 14, a smart young lady with serious goals and a detailed plan for pulling them off - class president, then internships, college and law school.

  • UN ambassador, swimmer among Vermont speakers 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:10 am
  • MONTPELIER, Vermont - A long-distance swimmer, an oceanographer and the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations are among this spring's commencement speakers at Vermont colleges and universities.

  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:58 am
  • WAIALUA, Hawaii - You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.

  • Egypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:07 am
  • CAIRO - Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens and a bronze inkwell.

  • Nebraska astronaut part of Astronomy Day at museum 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:05 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska astronaut Clayton Anderson will make two presentations during Astronomy Day at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Lincoln.

  • River is a boys' club for dolphins 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:01 am
  • JACKSONVILLE, Florida - The St. Johns River is a boys club for dolphins.

  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:53 pm
  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.

  • Some nurseries offer plants that are safe for bees 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:13 pm
  • MOORHEAD, Minnesota - As gardeners begin shopping for plants this spring, they may see some marked as safe for bees.

  • Students use engineering for potato gun experiment 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:05 pm
  • ST. GEORGE, Utah - Students from a southern Utah technology college put their engineering skills to the test this week at a former airport runway, but it wasn't an airplane they were giving flight.

  • State, feds reject each other's Hanford proposals 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:40 pm
  • SPOKANE, Washington - The state of Washington and the U.S. Department of Energy on Friday each rejected the other's proposal to amend a federal court agreement governing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site.

  • Ranchers, Klamath tribes sign deal to share water 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:23 pm
  • Cattle ranchers and American Indian tribes long at odds over scarce water in Oregon's Upper Klamath Basin signed an agreement Friday to share access to rivers and cooperate on restoring habitat for endangered fish the tribes hold sacred.

  • San Juan official plans ATV ride to protest ban 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:44 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - A San Juan County commissioner tired of waiting for the Bureau of Land Management to decide whether to allow ATVs back into Recapture Canyon is rallying a group to flout federal law and ride into the canyon next month.

  • Station supply ship carrying Taylor satellite 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:37 pm
  • UPLAND, Indiana - A supply ship headed to the International Space Station is carrying a tiny satellite designed and built by Taylor University engineering students.

  • Central MT ranch has up to 5K pictographs 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:19 pm
  • LEWISTOWN, Montana - Growing up on a ranch outside Lewistown, Macie Ahlgren used to enjoy playing at a creek that ran through the ranch, near a rock wall.

  • Lawsuit filed over Del. medical marijuana effort 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:42 pm
  • DOVER, Delaware - A lobbyist who once worked for U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is the target of a lawsuit accusing him of breach of contract in efforts to establish Delaware's first medical marijuana dispensary.