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Sculptor takes on Fla. skeleton mystery
AP - Days after a jury acquitted two nursing-home owners in dozens of Hurricane Katrina-related patient deaths, a prosecutor said that no charges would be filed in a similar case involving a nursing home run by an order of Roman Catholic...
Internet aiding hunt for US adventurer Steve Fossett
AP - Discarded like trash, eight bodies went unnoticed for years in a thicket of trees and scrub, on the edge of downtown. When they were discovered in March, nothing remained but...
Mars rover to enter giant crater
AFP - Internet sleuths using satellite imaging software such as Google Earth have joined the hunt for missing adventurer Steve Fossett, officials said...
Gifted research parrot Alex found dead
AP - Two months after surviving a giant dust storm, one of NASA's robotic rovers on Mars began a risky drive Tuesday into a crater blasted open by a meteor eons...
Weather around the U.S.A.
AP - A gifted parrot that could count to six, identify colors and even express frustration with repetitive scientific trials has died after 30 years of helping researchers better understand the avian...
The Nation's Weather
AP - Weather around the U.S.A.
Cairn Energy makes progress over major Indian pipeline build
AP - Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop in many parts of the U.S. on Tuesday, as a cold front pushes through the East and...
Study questions comeback of gray whale
AFP - Oil firm Cairn Energy said Tuesday that the Indian government had granted it access to land where it hopes to build a major...
Corruption trial for Alaska pol begins
AP - One of the great success stories of the ocean, the return of the Pacific gray whale, may have been based on a miscalculation, scientists reported Monday in a study based on whale...
Gray whale numbers remain greatly reduced: study
AP - A former state lawmaker was a willing puppet of officials for an oil field services company that stood to be enriched if a natural gas pipeline was built, a federal prosecutor said...
Ex-hurricane center head takes Texas job
Reuters - The Pacific gray whale population,
thought by some experts to have rebounded fully from the
ravages of whaling, actually is back to a mere fraction of
historic levels, scientists said on...
Scientists reinvent use for satellites
AP - The ousted National Hurricane Center director is returning to his old job as director of the National Weather Service's southern region, federal officials announced Monday.
Bodies exhumed from Viking burial mound
AP - Running out of gas usually means a long walk to a gas station to get more fuel. When a satellite's fuel tank runs dry, though, the mission's over or it used to be.
AP - Archaeologists opened a Viking burial mound on Monday, seeking to learn more about two women possibly a queen and a princess laid to rest there 1,173 years...
MONDAY 10. SEPTEMBER 2007
Teacher-astronaut talks about space life
Endangered minnow said rebounding in NC
AP - Three weeks after returning to Earth, teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan cheerfully carried out her first space education assignment Monday, sharing the magic of flying in orbit with children at Walt Disney...
NASA Gives Rocketplane Kistler Termination Notice
AP - Biologists say an endangered minnow is rebounding in central North Carolina, thanks largely to demolition of an old dam.
Africa gets biotech boost against killer diseases
SPACE.com - WASHINGTON -
NASA formally notified Rocketplane Kistler (RpK) Sept. 7 that it is 30 days
away from having its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS)
agreement terminated for failure to live up to the terms of the deal.
Tropical depression could form in Atlantic
Reuters - South African President Thabo Mbeki
opened an international biotechnology centre on Monday that
aims to develop vaccines for HIV/AIDS and other diseases that
kill thousands of Africans...
Hubble Telescope: Solved and Unsolved Mysteries
Reuters - A tropical depression could form in
the Atlantic Ocean over the next couple of days, the U.S.
National Hurricane Center said on Monday.
Gabrielle returns to Atlantic
SPACE.com - Beyond
snapping extraordinary pictures of faraway nebulas, the revolutionary Hubble
Space Telescope has completely transformed our view of the universe since it
was launched in 1990. By capturing the clearest, deepest images of the cosmos
ever, Hubble has shed light on some long-standing mysteries perplexing
scientists-while uncovering far deeper ones that have yet to be solved.
Gasoline prices rise for first time since July
AP - Gabrielle, struggling to stay organized as it pulled away from the North Carolina coast, weakened from a tropical storm to a tropical depression early Monday, the National Hurricane Center...
Reuters - The average retail price of a gallon
of gasoline in the United States cost about 6.5 cents more last
week, rising for the first time since early July on the back of
higher crude oil prices, an industry analyst said on...
SUNDAY 9. SEPTEMBER 2007
Ancient escape hatch found in Israel
APEC aims at future climate change talks
AP - Under threat from Romans ransacking Jerusalem 2,000 years ago, many of the city's Jewish residents crowded into an underground drainage channel to hide and later flee the chaos through Jerusalem's southern end...
Thousands flee homes as fresh floods hit Bangladesh
AP - The bargaining that produced a climate change agreement is only the beginning for Pacific Rim leaders if they want to stick to their declaration to chart a new international course on global...
Reuters - Large swathes of Bangladesh were
underwater again on Sunday after heavy rains, adding to the
misery of millions hit by flooding that has killed more than
830 people since late July.