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California ends some water limits after storms ease drought

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ended some of the state water restrictions Read More


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3 astronauts delayed on space station to return in September

Russia's space agency says three astronauts who were supposed to leave the International Space Station this month will be brought back to Earth in late September More »


Asteroid that could wipe out a city is near, but don't fear

An asteroid big enough to wipe out a city will zip harmlessly between Earth and the moon's orbit this weekend More »


A fish can sense another's fear, a study shows

New research suggests our capacity to care about others might have very ancient roots More »


Launch debut of 3D-printed rocket ends in failure, no orbit

A rocket made almost entirely of 3D-printed parts has finally taken flight, but didn't last long More »


What made Beethoven sick? DNA from his hair offers clues

Scientists have pulled DNA from Ludwig van Beethoven's hair to look for clues about his many health problems and hearing loss More »


Sotheby's hopes for record sale of ancient Hebrew Bible

One of the oldest surviving biblical manuscripts is up for sale — for a cool $30 million More »


EU warns Spain over expanding irrigation near prized wetland

The European Union has warned Spain that it won’t tolerate renewed plans by regional politicians in the country’s south to expand irrigation near its endangered Doñana wetlands More »


UN chief's call for ambition on climate gets muted response

Senior government officials at a climate meeting in Copenhagen have given a muted response to calls from the head of the United Nations for greater ambition when it comes to reducing countries' greenhouse gas emissions More »


World on 'thin ice' as UN climate report gives stark warning

Humanity still has a chance, close to the last one, to prevent the worst of climate change’s future harms, a top United Nations panel of scientists said Monday More »


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