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How can Google snap its lagging stock out of its stupor?

The shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices.

After 150 years, Confederate submarine's hull again revealed

A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, the first sub in history... Read more »

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US-backed Mexico dam project triggered protest, rare defeat

When the U.S. government backed construction of a new hydroelectric plant in southwestern Mexico, residents rose up and defeated a three-year, $30 million project supported by the little-known... Read more »

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How can Google snap its stock out of its stupor?

Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology... Read more »

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Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight

Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon. Read more »

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Defending the Faith: Rethinking materialism in science

Must science be materialistic? Is the mind completely reducible to the brain? Many reputable scientists don't think so, and some have recently spoken out on the subject. Read more »

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Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

Hawaii's corals are recovering after being stressed by warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures last year. Read more »

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NASA remembering 17 astronauts killed in the line of duty

NASA is remembering 17 astronauts who were killed in the line of duty and dozens more who have died since the agency's beginning. Read more »

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Tess Frame: Five reasons you’re still unemployed

Every January, we set resolutions to eat healthier, get fit, make more money, travel and live life more fully than we did the previous year. Read more »

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Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017

Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy. Read more »

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Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains

Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. Read more »

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California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the... Read more »

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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other... Read more »

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Legislative panel hears testimony on environmental spending

Cleaning up polluted land for redevelopment, improving access to public lands and increasing resiliency to extreme weather are among the Department of Environmental Conservation's priorities in the... Read more »

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Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa

Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that... Read more »

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Pennsylvania farmers find a new life in cheese

Sue Miller loves hanging out in her cheese cave. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Maker of drone that crashed on White House grounds to stop flights over D.C.

ufacturer of the drone that crashed on the White House grounds earlier this week plans to install software in its devices that would prevent them from flying in Washington. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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After setting iPhone record, what does Apple do next?

Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and primed its... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Weather Service chief sees need to communicate uncertainty

The director of the National Weather Service says his agency should have done a better job of communicating the uncertainty about its forecast for a storm that hit the Northeast but did not hit the... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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What! Facebook's down? No storm selfies during brief outage

No storm selfies, hookups, status updates. With Facebook and Instagram down for nearly an hour overnight, what were legions of users to do? Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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India nuke deals still thorny for US despite 'breakthrough'

India and America's declaration of a breakthrough in contentious nuclear energy cooperation has been met with a lukewarm response from industry and analysts. Few expect the potentially lucrative... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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Private wells in California farm area show high uranium

One in four household water wells in parts of California's Central Valley contains potentially harmful levels of uranium, a U.S. Geological Survey study said. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it's his

A two-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach that raised fresh questions about the president's security;... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Under Islamic State, life in Iraqi town of Mosul turns grim

Seven months into the takeover of Iraq’s second-largest city by Islamist extremists, electricity, rice, flour and medical supplies are dwindling. The water is mucky. Religious minorities are... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Deal requires Wyoming fracking trade-secret justification

A legal settlement will require petroleum companies to provide justification when they ask Wyoming regulators to withhold from the public details about the chemical products they pump underground. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska; would set aside nearly 12.3M acres

President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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