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Lots of good terns: Bird ready to fly off endangered list

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:21am

After 34 years on the endangered species list, a tiny Midwestern bird is ready to fly free of federal protection.

Google touts quantum computing milestone

Rachel Lerman and Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:15am

Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years.

Henry Thomas, star of 'E.T.', arrested for DUI in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:21am

Authorities say Henry Thomas, the actor who starred as a child in "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial," has been arrested for driving under the influence in Oregon.

South Pole's ozone hole shrinks to smallest since discovery

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:11am

The ozone hole near the south pole this year is the smallest since it was discovered, but it is more due to freakish Antarctic weather than efforts to cut down on pollution, NASA reported .

Climate change making stronger El Ninos, study finds

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 1:19pm

Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and heat up an already warming planet, a new study finds.

Female spacewalking duo uplifted by excitement below

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 11:54am

The astronauts who took part in the first all-female spacewalk are still uplifted by all the excitement down on Earth.

The Orionid meteor shower will peak early this week

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Oct 21st - 10:33am

The Orionid meteor shower will peak on Monday and Tuesday, sprinkling remnants of Halley's Comet in Earth's atmosphere to create a dazzling display.

Study points to virus as culprit in kids' paralyzing illness

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 9:25am

Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 21st - 7:20am

At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said on Monday.

The Latest: Experts identify WWII Battle of Midway shipwreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 10:32pm

The Latest on a group of deep-sea researchers looking for sunken World War II ships (all times local):

Schumer calls for federal probe of contaminated baby food

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 12:05am

The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products contaminated with lead and other metals.

Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:33pm

Australia's Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.

Move over, Honeycrisp: New apple to debut at grocery stores

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:09am

They call it the Cosmic Crisp. It's not a video game, a superhero or the title of a Grateful Dead song.

Artist uses 'historic' markers to raise climate awareness

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:46am

New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Syrian mission-accomplished moment

Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:47am

As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization."

European lawmakers vote to strengthen bee protection

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:05am

The European Parliament on Wednesday blocked a diluted proposal by the 28-nation bloc's executive arm on protecting bees from pesticides, arguing it didn't go far enough. 

Byzantine church to mystery martyr unearthed near Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 10:03am

Israeli archaeologists have revealed an elaborately decorated Byzantine church dedicated to an anonymous martyr that was recently uncovered near Jerusalem.

Swiss government bans 'shredding' of male chicks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 23rd - 3:16am

Switzerland is banning the practice of "shredding" newly hatched male chicks, citing progress in techniques to determine chicks' gender in the egg.

Research vessel locates second Japanese warship that sank in the Pacific during World War II Battle of Midway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 1:31pm

Research vessel locates second Japanese warship that sank in the Pacific during World War II Battle of Midway.