• February 24, 2017

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AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.

Vote expected on hotly contested New Jersey pipeline project

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey regulators are set to vote on whether a natural gas pipeline should run through the state's federally protected Pinelands region, which includes more than a million acres of farms, forests and wetlands.

Global Land and Ocean Yearly Temperature Anomalies

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Water Withdrawals

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Contiguous U.S. Drought, September 2016

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Top Ten Hottest Months on Record

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Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people

DENVER (AP) — Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.

Bouncing baby bongo shows its stripes at Los Angeles Zoo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A rare baby bongo has made its debut at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

HELSINKI (AP) — Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters wiping out global food crops.

NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft stuck making long laps

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Jupiter-circling spacecraft is stuck making long laps around the gas giant because of sticky valves.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s Funding History

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SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day.

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life.

Nobel-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies at 95

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, whose theories on risk, innovation and the basic mathematics of markets have influenced thinking on everything from voting to health insurance to high finance, has died. He was 95.

NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing a $25 million reduction to programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other public health challenges — a move intended to eliminate inefficiencies that is being fought by some lawmakers and health advocates who oppose the cuts.

Cool facts about 7 Earth-size planets circling single star

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Talk about an Earth-shattering discovery.

In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

WASHINGTON (AP) — The six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing, a new study finds.

Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection.

Up to 600 waterfowl die in western Idaho from avian cholera

PARMA, Idaho (AP) — An estimated 500 to 600 ducks and geese have died due to avian cholera in western Idaho.

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s Funding History

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SpaceX aborts approach to space station, delivery delayed

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A navigation error forced SpaceX to delay its shipment to the International Space Station on Wednesday, following an otherwise smooth flight from NASA's historic moon pad.

South Dakota High School Graduation Rate Over Time

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South Dakota bill leaves evolution skepticism up to teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislators are weighing whether to let teachers decide how much skepticism to work into lessons on contentious scientific topics such as evolution and climate change.

Capital Punishment in Ohio by Year

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