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This image provided by Pat Branch, shows a meteor over the skies of Green Pond, S.C. Hundreds of people in eight states reported seeing a slow and bright fireball early morning on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Most reports to the American Meteorology Society came from North Carolina and South Carolina. Reports indicate the meteor traveled west to east. (Pat Branch via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 3:35 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For almost 500 people in the southeastern United States, getting up early Thursday was its own reward. Some 495 people in eight states reported seeing a slow and bright fireball about 6:50 a.m. Most reports to the American Meteor Society came from North Carolina and South...
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This April 3, 2019, photo shows a man wearing shorts running on the coastal trail in Anchorage, Alaska. Much of Anchorage's snow disappeared as Alaska experienced unseasonably warm weather in March. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
April 04, 2019 - 3:32 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Unusually high March temperatures lopped weeks off Alaska's long winter and reflect a warming climate trend, state climate experts say. March is normally reliable for dog mushing and cross-country skiing. However, extreme warmth melted snow and made ice on waterways...
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In this image taken from video on Thursday, April 4, 2019, and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, Russian cargo ship Souz FG with the Progress MS-11 takes off from the launch pad at Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The cargo ship is carrying fuel, food, water, oxygen and other supplies for the space station, which currently has three Americans, two Russians and one Canadian aboard. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 12:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying more than three tons of cargo has set a record time for a trip to the International Space Station, docking with the orbiting outpost in three hours and 21 minutes. The Progress freighter blasted off Thursday from the Russian launch facility in...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 photo shows Shelley, an adopted cat, at its new home in Philadelphia. A study released on Thursday, April 4, 2019, suggests house cats respond to the sound of their own names. Researchers said it’s the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words people say. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 04, 2019 - 8:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hey Kitty! Yes, you. A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. No surprise to you or most cat owners, right? But Japanese scientists said Thursday that they've provided the first experimental evidence that cats can distinguish between words...
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Primatologist Jane Goodall speaks at during a ceremony at City Hall, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. Goodall recounted her experiences in Los Angeles over the years, most recently at the 2017 screening of the documentary "Jane" at the Hollywood Bowl that featured a live orchestral performance. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 03, 2019 - 3:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing "Happy Birthday" to her on her 85th birthday. Goodall vocalized a chimpanzee greeting Wednesday at the City Hall ceremony and pulled Mayor Eric Garcetti over to demonstrate...
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FILE - In this May 21, 2008 file photo, honey bees sit on a honeycomb in Germany. The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue. Leaders of Bavaria’s two governing parties _ both traditional allies of farmers, who have criticized the proposal _ said on Wednesday. April 3, 2019, that they would back the plan in the state legislature. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper, File)
April 03, 2019 - 11:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue. In February, backers of the plan collected nearly 1.75 million signatures, over 18% of the region's electorate and enough...
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Water flows down the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif., Tuesday, April 2, 2019. California officials opened the flood-control spillway at the nation's tallest dam for the first time since it was rebuilt after it crumbled during heavy rains two years ago.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
April 02, 2019 - 2:55 pm
OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials at the nation's tallest dam unleashed water down a rebuilt spillway Tuesday for the first time since it crumbled two years ago and drove hundreds of thousands of California residents from their homes over fears of catastrophic flooding. Water flowed down the...
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In this photo made available from the Twitter page of James Heappey MP, demonstrators protest in the public gallery in the House of Commons, London, Monday April 1, 2019. A dozen demonstrators have been arrested after stripping off in Britain's House of Commons to protest climate change. (James Heappey via AP)
April 01, 2019 - 2:38 pm
LONDON (AP) — A dozen demonstrators have been arrested after stripping off in Britain's House of Commons to protest climate change. The protesters stripped down to their underpants in the public gallery Monday while lawmakers were debating Brexit. Some had slogans including "SOS" and "stop wasting...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 file photo shows the humanoid robot "Alter" on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. Understanding humor may be one of the last things that separates humans from ever smarter machines, computer scientists and linguists say. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 31, 2019 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG. Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they just don't get them. Linguists and computer scientists say this is something to consider on April Fools' Day: Humor is what makes humans special. When people try to teach...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 file photo shows a model of a Tyrannosaurus rex on display in the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, N.M. New research released on Friday, March 29, 2019 captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid hit the Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any modern earthquake. It was the day that nearly all life on Earth went extinct, including the dinosaurs. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
March 29, 2019 - 6:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research released Friday captures a fossilized snapshot of the day nearly 66 million years ago when an asteroid smacked Earth, fire rained from the sky and the ground shook far worse than any modern earthquake. It was the day that nearly all life on Earth went extinct,...
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