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AP News - Nov 25, 2015 11:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.The United Nations weather agency's early ...more

AP News - Nov 23, 2015 4:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. Th ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2015 6:00 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — College football teams have been using virtual reality as a training tool, putting players in an interactive 360-degree environment without having to be on the field.A handful of programs are using it for a new purpose: Recruiting ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2015 12:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung makes history of a sort Friday by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset. (It comes with an asterisk; prototypes and other not-quite-mass-market versions have been available for a while.) And its Gea ...more

AP News - Nov 20, 2015 10:39 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — There are so many ways to charge a cell phone these days, what with all the portable gizmos and cases out there. So why are we still whining?Because extra or portable charging is just one more thing to buy, one more thing to thin ...more

AP News - Nov 18, 2015 1:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Lion King" on Broadway is offering fans a view of the musical that even the very best seat in the theater can't rival.The Disney stage blockbuster on Wednesday released 360-degree footage of its opening song "Circle of Life" ...more

AP News - Nov 18, 2015 1:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said that last month globally was 58.86 degrees (14.98 degrees Celsius). That's the hottest Oc ...more

AP News - Nov 17, 2015 9:01 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — The state of Hawaii is gathering information from the scientific community and local stakeholders to create a comprehensive coral reef management plan, but officials said Monday they will not yet impose a requested moratorium on collect ...more

AP News - Nov 09, 2015 3:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical sprayed on the 2010 BP oil spill may not have helped crucial petroleum-munching microbes get rid of the slick, a new study suggests.And that leads to more questions about where much of the Deepwater Horizon oil spi ...more

AP News - Nov 05, 2015 1:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — New scientific analysis shows the fingerprints of man-made climate change on 14 extreme weather events in 2014, hitting every continent but Antarctica.Dozens of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio ...more