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Mystery boy in iron coffin identified (AP)

AP - Researchers have solved the mystery of the boy in the iron coffin. The cast-iron coffin was discovered by utility workers in Washington two years ago. Smithsonian scientists led by forensic anthropologist Doug Owsley set about trying to determine who was buried in it, so the body could be placed in a new, properly marked...

Astronomers: Neptune's south pole warmer (AP)

AP - Scientists say that Neptune, one of the coldest planets in the solar system, has a surprising warm spot — relatively speaking. An international team of astronomers has found that Neptune's south pole is warmer than other parts of the...

Typhoon Wipha death toll at 9 (AP)

AP - Typhoon Wipha weakened as it slammed China with strong winds and torrential rains, officials said Thursday. At least nine people were reported killed as the storm destroyed thousands of homes and triggered...

Defense aims to humanize ex-astronaut (AP)

AP - Not so long ago, nobody would speak for Lisa Nowak. Accusations that the former astronaut had made a diaper-assisted, 1,000-mile drive to confront a woman vying for the affections of the same space shuttle pilot turned into water-cooler and late-night TV punchlines. She had devolved from a decorated Navy captain into a sad, frantic mess at the end of a jailhouse camera...

San Francisco to go dark, save energy (AP)

AP - The Golden Gate Bridge, City Hall, Alcatraz and other parts of the city will go almost completely dark for an hour next month as part of a campaign to conserve energy and fight global warming.

Group touts new policy to save waterways (AP)

AP - Leon Panetta remembers when his grandfather fished off California's coast hauling in catches that once made Monterey the sardine capital of the world and the backdrop for the 1945 John Steinbeck novel "Cannery Row."

Disgraced scientist moves research base (AP)

AP - Disgraced cloning scientist Hwang Woo-suk has relocated his research base to Thailand to avoid the ethical disputes his work would cause in South Korea, a scientist close to Hwang said...