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AP News - Aug 14, 2014 2:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds.Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th ...more

AP News - Aug 14, 2014 1:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize to Maryam Mirzakhani and three others at a meeting in Seoul on ...more

AP News - Aug 13, 2014 5:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian-born Stanford University professor is the first woman to win math's highest honor, the Fields Medal.The International Mathematics Union awarded the prize Wednesday to Maryam Mirzakhani (Mari-ee-'AHM Meer-zawk-'AHNI) ...more

AP News - Aug 13, 2014 8:56 AM

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with coral reefs and other underwater wo ...more

AP News - Aug 12, 2014 3:15 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual best-of-summer meteor shower peaks late Tuesday and into the wee hours Wednesday morning.But don't expect to be too wowed.NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke said the bigger, brighter supermoon will interfere with v ...more

AP News - Aug 07, 2014 3:15 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded form ...more

AP News - Aug 07, 2014 2:15 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created complex machines that transform themselves from little more than a sheet of paper and plastic into walking automatons.Borrowing from the ancient J ...more

AP News - Aug 05, 2014 7:56 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of former California football player Ted Agu filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Regents of the University of California on Tuesday, alleging "reckless and negligent behavior" by the staff toward an athlete know ...more

AP News - Aug 05, 2014 9:51 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Target has lowered its second-quarter forecast citing the promotional discounts it had to use to attract shoppers.The Minneapolis-based retailer also said Tuesday it expects gross expenses tied to a massive data breach this past ...more

AP News - Aug 03, 2014 11:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL teams used to take Polaroid pictures of plays from atop the stadium during games then send them down to the field on a rope.Technology improved so that an automated camera could deliver the images to a printer on the sideline ...more