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Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

2 hours 59 mins ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard officials say it will likely be a couple more days before they can definitively say what caused a miles-long oil slick to materialize off the Santa Barbara County coast this week, but an expert said Thursday it was more than likely the result of ocean-floor seepage. Full Story
LinkedIn 2Q caps rough week for social media stocks

LinkedIn 2Q caps rough week for social media stocks

6 hours 28 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. Full Story
Court dismisses lawsuit seeking personhood for 2 NY chimps

Court dismisses lawsuit seeking personhood for 2 NY chimps

7 hours 25 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Two chimpanzees will not be freed from a New York state university where they're used in locomotion studies after a court decision Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that had sought to afford them legal personhood rights. Full Story
LinkedIn bucks week's downward trend among social media

LinkedIn bucks week's downward trend among social media

7 hours 48 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — It hasn't been a good week for social media companies, not even for the usually reliable professional networking service LinkedIn Corp. Full Story
Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

7 hours 55 mins ago
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world. Full Story

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Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch

Blue moon? Friday's celestial event comes with a catch

8 hours 7 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is an astronomy story that comes up only once in a blue moon, like on Friday. Maybe. Full Story
Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs

Philae probe finds evidence that comets can be cosmic labs

10 hours 12 mins ago
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. Full Story
Scientist: oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

Scientist: oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

10 hours 54 mins ago
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials are still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's coast, but a scientist says it's likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor. Full Story