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Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Scientists in 22 studies find man-made global warming having an impact on more than half of 16 extreme weather instances globally last year.

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 Michael Jacus, a junior bioengineering student at the University of Pittsburgh, prepares specimens for isolating strands of DNA for the upcoming iGEM competition at MIT while team instructor Jason Lohmueller observes.

Competition spurs genetics research from Pitt, CMU students

This year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is focusing on finding a useful function from bacteria.

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 FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2010 file photo, a student uses an Apple MacBook laptop in his class in Palo Alto, Calif. New warnings are emerging of a security flaw known as the "Bash" bug, which cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers and other devices using Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Q&A: Experts warn of Bash Bug, what are the risks?

Bash Bug, also known as Shellshock, may pose serious threat to computers and devices such as home Internet routers.

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 Staff from the Indian Space Research Organization celebrate at the ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network in Bangalore on Wednesday after the Mission Orbiter Mars spacecraft, or MOM, successfully entered the Mars orbit.

India sends orbiter to Mars

India’s spacecraft reaches Mars orbit, first Asian nation to do so.

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Rosetta team picks best landing site on speeding comet

The selection brings the Rosetta team one step closer to being the first to land a spacecraft directly on the surface of a speeding comet.

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Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

The printer is among more than 5,000 pounds of cargo that is stuffed into a SpaceX Dragon capsule for a pre-dawn liftoff today.

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2nd U.S. space group seeks alternative to Russian engines

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is teaming with Boeing and Lockheed Martin in a bid to develop a U.S. alternative to Russian-made rocket engines.

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 The ozone layer over the years, Sept. 17, 1979, top left, Oct. 7, 1989, top right, Oct. 9, 2006, lower left, and Oct. 1, 2010, lower right. Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is finally starting to rebound, says a United Nations panel of scientists. Scientists hail this as rare environmental good news, demonstrating that when the world comes together it can stop a brewing ecological crisis.

Scientists: Ozone layer recovering but not healed

Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can counteract a brewing ecological crisis.

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 The eastern meadowlark

Habitat loss taking a big toll on birds

Every type of bird except those that inhabit wetlands has been in decline since 1968, threatened by humans.

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U.N. climate report finds heat-trapping carbon dioxide rising exponentially

Concentrations of nearly all major greenhouse gases rose at a record-shattering pace last year.

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Environmentalists' campaign spending to see huge jump this year

League of Conservation Voters to spend $25 million on midterm election campaigns.

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 In this photo taken on Aug. 26, paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara works in a lab near a section of vertebrae from Dreadnaughtus schrani at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Scientists hope the unusually well-preserved bones of the immense dinosaur will help reveal secrets about some of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth.

Philadelphia scientists unearth 65-ton dinosaur in Argentina

Drexel University scientists announced that they have unearthed the heaviest known dinosaur, Dreadnoughtus schrani.

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Fields Medal, math's top prize, was recently given for the first time in 80 years to a woman

Iranian-born Maryam Mirzakhani, 37, of Stanford, could encourage young girls to discover a future in mathematics and science.

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 A kookaburra.

Let's Talk About Birds: Laughing kookaburra

In grade school music class many of us learned about a strange bird with a funny-sounding name —  that merry king of the bush, laughing.

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