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Saving salamanders: Searching for signs of a deadly fungus

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SUNDERLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Holding a sandwich bag containing a squirming, Eastern red-spotted newt, Evan Grant inspects its shiny skin for signs of a killer....

Spain: Cave art trove found 1,000 feet underground
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art....

NASA hits snag while inflating new room at space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA hit a snag while trying to inflate an experimental room at the International Space Station on Thursday and put everything on indefinite hold....





At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts
BONN, Germany (AP) -- Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain....

NASA's yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA's yearlong spaceman still is nursing sore feet, stiff legs and fatigue, even after nearly three months back on Earth....

Study: Brain scans reveal hidden consciousness in patients
NEW YORK (AP) -- A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness....

Scientists: Underground stone rings made by Neanderthals
BERLIN (AP) -- Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say....

Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does....

New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming....

More severe weather and tornadoes roil Plains; no injuries
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) -- Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries or deaths....

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