Will other states replicate Alabama’s nitrogen execution?

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ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's first-ever use of nitrogen gas for an execution could gain traction among other states and change how the death...

Science sleuths are using technology to find fakery and plagiarism in published research

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Allegations of research fakery at a leading cancer center have turned a spotlight on scientific integrity and the amateur sleuths uncovering image manipulation in...

Scores of North Carolina sea turtles have died after being stunned by frigid temperatures

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Scores of sea turtles stunned by cold temperatures along the North Carolina coast have died, officials said.The North Carolina State University Center for Marine...

U.S. sets plans to protect endangered whales near offshore wind farms; firms swap wind...

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two federal environmental agencies issued plans Thursday to better protect endangered whales amid offshore wind farm development.That move came...

NASA’s little helicopter on Mars has logged its last flight

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s little Mars helicopter has flown its last flight.The space agency announced Thursday that the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper named...

Russia fires genetics institute head who claimed humans once lived for 900 years

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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's science and higher education ministry has dismissed the head of a prestigious genetics institute who sparked controversy by contending that...

Japan’s precision moon lander has hit its target, but it appears to be upside-down

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency said Thursday that its first lunar mission hit the tiny patch of the moon's surface it was aiming...

A rhinoceros is pregnant from embryo transfer in a success that may help nearly...

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A rhinoceros is pregnant through embryo transfer in the first successful use of a method that conservationists said might later...

Montana man convicted of killing eagles is sentenced to 3 years in prison for...

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana felon previously convicted of killing eagles to sell their parts on the black market was sentenced to three...

Company seeking to mine near Okefenokee will pay $20,000 to settle environmental violation claims

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The company seeking permits to mine minerals near the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp and its vast wildlife refuge has...