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India Launches Spacecraft to Explore Water Deposits on Moon

India Launches Spacecraft to Explore Water Deposits on Moon

By Ashok Sharma | Jul 23
India sent a spacecraft to explore water deposits on the far side of the moon in a successful launch Monday after a technical problem caused a week's delay.

Pocket-Sized Shark Squirts Glowing Clouds from Pockets

Pocket-Sized Shark Squirts Glowing Clouds from Pockets

By Janet McConnaughey | Jul 21
A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has turned out to be a new species.

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women who Pass Grueling Courses

Military Studies 'Hyperfit' Women who Pass Grueling Courses

By Lolita C. Baldor | Jul 21
Army medical researchers hope to uncover answers in a just-launched voluntary study.

Moon Back in NASA's Court 50 Years after 1st Lunar Landing

Moon Back in NASA's Court 50 Years after 1st Lunar Landing

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 21
Fifty years after humanity's first lunar footsteps, the moon is back in NASA's court.

American Crocodiles Thriving Outside Nuclear Plant

American Crocodiles Thriving Outside Nuclear Plant

By Marcus Lim | Jul 21
American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot — the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant.

Nation Marks 50 Years after Apollo 11's 'Giant Leap' on Moon

Nation Marks 50 Years after Apollo 11's 'Giant Leap' on Moon

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 21
A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's "giant leap" by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at parties, races, ball games and concerts Saturday, toasting with Tang and gobbling MoonPies.

Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

Richard Branson Inspired by Apollo, His Own Space Shot Soon

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 20
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson said Thursday his spaceship has just a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip.

Hawaii Telescope Protesters Don't Back Down After Arrests

Hawaii Telescope Protesters Don't Back Down After Arrests

By Caleb Jones | Jul 20
Activists have fought the Thirty Meter Telescope in the courts and on the streets for years, but the latest protest could be their final stand as they run out of legal options.

EPA Rejects Challenge of Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage

EPA Rejects Challenge of Pesticide Linked to Brain Damage

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 19
The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a key legal challenge Thursday to a pesticide linked to brain damage in children, saying environmental groups had failed to prove that a ban was warranted.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Had Thousands Working Behind Scenes

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Had Thousands Working Behind Scenes

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 17
It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago, including engineers, scientists, mechanics, technicians, pilots, divers, seamstresses, secretaries and more who worked tirelessly behind the scenes.

GAO: EPA Skirted Procedures in Overhaul of Science Boards

GAO: EPA Skirted Procedures in Overhaul of Science Boards

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 17
The Environmental Protection Agency skirted some of its usual procedures and ethics rules when it overhauled key agency advisory boards, slashing the numbers of academic scientists on the panels and appointing more industry figures.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Returns to Launch Pad 50 Years Later

Apollo 11 Astronaut Returns to Launch Pad 50 Years Later

By Marcia Dunn | Jul 17
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

Egypt Opens 2 Ancient Pyramids for First Time Since 1960s

Jul 16
Egypt on Saturday opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965.

India Assesses Technical Snag that Aborted Moon Mission

India Assesses Technical Snag that Aborted Moon Mission

Jul 15
India's space organization is examining the technical snag that led to the aborting of the launch Monday of a spacecraft intended to land on the far side of the moon, an official said.

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

Heating Up: Hotter Earth Drives Dollars to Sustainable Funds

By Stan Choe | Jul 15
This year is on pace to be one of the hottest on record, again, and the trend may only accelerate as President Donald Trump loosens policies meant to combat climate change. But some investors are attuned to the dangers.

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