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Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery

5 hours 9 mins ago
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday. Full Story
Federal appeals court upholds California's shark fin ban

Federal appeals court upholds California's shark fin ban

5 hours 54 mins ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday upheld a California law banning the sale, distribution and possession of shark fins. Full Story
NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

8 hours 43 mins ago
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense. Full Story
Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

Worldwide strengthening El Nino giveth and taketh away

9 hours 18 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar. Full Story
Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

14 hours 5 mins ago
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures. Full Story

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Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

Software turns smartphones into tools for medical research

15 hours 7 mins ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56-year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. But she still works, drives and tries to live a normal life. Full Story
Lawsuit points to hacking by Ethiopia as Obama makes visit

Lawsuit points to hacking by Ethiopia as Obama makes visit

22 hours 19 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device. Full Story
Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

Planned Parenthood official says no profit from fetal organs

1 day ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers. Full Story