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AP (Apr. 14, 2014) Crews will send robotic submarine into Indian Ocean. Oil slick also detected. (April 14) Video provided by AP
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Bluefin-21: Can It Help Find Flight 370?

Bluefin-21: Can It Help Find Flight 370?

AP (Apr. 10, 2014) Teams looking for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 are trying to narrow the 500-square-mile search zone in the Indian Ocean so the U.S. Navy can send down Bluefin-21, a robotic sub designed to map the seabed in hopes of finding a debris field. (April 10) Video provided by AP
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Raw: German Container Ship Runs Aground

Raw: German Container Ship Runs Aground

AP (Apr. 7, 2014) A German registered container ship ran aground in Hong Kong on Sunday. The Hong Kong Marine Department said the ship ran aground after its main engine broke down and it drifted in the waters off Hong Kong island. (April 7) Video provided by AP
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Ships Search For Missing Plane's Signals

Ships Search For Missing Plane's Signals

AP (Apr. 7, 2014) Ships searching the Indian Ocean are trying to track down signals heard from deep under water. Officials say the signals are consistent with black-box transmissions. (April 7) Video provided by AP
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SpaceX-3 Launches Science Cargo to International Space Station

Apr. 18, 2014 A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft full of NASA cargo, experiments and equipment blazed into orbit Friday, April 18, aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The astronauts aboard the International Space ... full story
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Mom's Diet Mirrors Child's Food Allergies

Apr. 18, 2014 A long-term study evaluating maternal diet’s impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children. A particular focus for the project is the different effects ... full story
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Fish Consumption Advisories for Expecting Mothers Fail to Cover All Types of Contaminants

Apr. 17, 2014 Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to contaminants like persistent organic pollutants. The researchers' model estimates that women who ... full story
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There's Something Ancient in the Icebox: Three-Million-Year-Old Landscape Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Apr. 17, 2014 Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice. This finding provides strong evidence that the ice sheet has ... full story
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How Vision Makes Sure That Little Fish Do Not Get Carried Away

Apr. 17, 2014 Our eyes not only enable us to recognize objects, they also provide us with a continuous stream of information about our own movements. The world glides by us and leaves a characteristic motion trace ... full story
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The Story of Animal Domestication Retold: Scientists Now Think Wild Animals Interbred With Domesticated Ones Until Quite Recently

Apr. 17, 2014 A review of recent research on the domestication of large herbivores suggests that neither intentional breeding nor genetic isolation were as significant as traditionally thought. "Our findings ... full story
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New City Wall Discovered at Ancient Roman Port

Apr. 17, 2014 Researchers have discovered a new section of the boundary wall of the ancient Roman port of Ostia, proving the city was much larger than previously ... full story
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Simplicity Is Key to Co-Operative Robots

Apr. 16, 2014 A way of making hundreds -- or even thousands -- of tiny robots cluster to carry out tasks without using any memory or processing power has been developed. Engineers have programmed extremely simple ... full story
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Declining Catch Rates in Caribbean Nicaragua Green Turtle Fishery May Be Result of Overfishing

Apr. 16, 2014 A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable ... full story
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Ancient Shark Fossil Reveals New Insights Into Jaw Evolution

Apr. 16, 2014 The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates -- ... full story
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Crucial New Information About How the Ice Ages Came About

Apr. 16, 2014 Scientists have discovered new relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes to provide crucial new information about how the ice ages came about. The researchers found, for the ... full story
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Significant Baseline Levels of Arsenic Found in Soil Throughout Ohio Are Due to Natural Processes

Apr. 16, 2014 Geologic and soil processes are to blame for significant baseline levels of arsenic in soil throughout Ohio, according to a new study. Every sample had concentrations higher than the screening level ... full story
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Floating Nuclear Plants Could Ride out Tsunamis: New Design for Enhanced Safety, Easier Siting and Centralized Construction

Apr. 16, 2014 When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects -- ... full story
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Expect Changes in Appetite, Taste of Food After Weight Loss Surgery

Apr. 16, 2014 Changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines ... full story
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Breakthrough Points to New Drugs from Nature

Apr. 16, 2014 A new technique for discovering natural compounds has been discovered, and could form the basis of novel therapeutic drugs. "This new research technique opens the door to unlimited ... full story
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Diverse Gene Pool Critical for Tigers' Survival, Say Experts

Apr. 16, 2014 Increasing tigers' genetic diversity -- via interbreeding and other methods -- and not just their population numbers may be the best solution to saving this endangered species, according to ... full story
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Fish Exposed to Antidepressants Exhibit Altered Behavioral Changes

Apr. 16, 2014 Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviours, repetitive behaviour and aggression towards ... full story
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Warm U.S. West, Cold East: 4,000-Year Pattern; Global Warming May Bring More Curvy Jet Streams During Winter

Apr. 16, 2014 Last winter’s curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A new study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and ... full story
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New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins

Apr. 15, 2014 Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed ... full story
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Long-Term Predictions for Miami Sea Level Rise Could Be Available Relatively Soon

Apr. 15, 2014 Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers. Scientists conclude that sea level rise is one of the most certain ... full story
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