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Weather Break Helps Fight Fire Near Mont. Resort

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Fire crews were shoring up defenses around a Montana ski hill on Thursday, taking advantage of a lull in winds that had pushed a large wildfire to within a half-mile of the resort's summit.

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Cell Changes May Help Lou Gehrig's Research

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Using a new technique to reprogram cells, scientists are growing neurons from people with Lou Gehrig's disease, a possible first step in understanding how the deadly illness develops.

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Research Could Cut Cost Of Energy From Fuel Cells

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Less costly methods for producing oxygen from water have been developed by researchers in the U.S. and Australia, possibly setting the stage for more use of fuel cells to produce energy.

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British Museum Buys Medieval Astronomy Tool

Posted: 07/31/2008 - A rare astronomy tool that helped medieval scientists tell time will remain in Britain after the British Museum scrambled to come up with the money to buy it.

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Dolphin Calf Born At Aquarium In Baltimore

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Watching for the first breath seemed like forever, but after a normal, tail-first delivery, a healthy female dolphin was born at the National Aquarium in Baltimore - taking its first breath after only five seconds of life.

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Researchers May Have Found Cosmic Rosetta Stone

Posted: 07/31/2008 - The first cosmological object formed in the universe was a tiny protostar with a mass of about 1 percent of our sun, according to U.S. and Japanese researchers who spent years developing a complex computer simulation of what it was like after the Big Bang that formed the universe.

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Puerto Rican Police Make Undersea Discovery

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Police divers checking a report of human remains off a Puerto Rican beach may have made an archaeological discovery: bones and possible artifacts from a colonial-era ship, officials in the U.S. island territory said Wednesday.

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Rip Current Safety Tips

Posted: 07/31/2008 - This summer has been plagued by drownings due to rip currents. Here are some tips, provided by NOAA, to keep you safe if you head to the beach this summer.

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Fish and Wildlife Service Conducts Five-year Status

Posted: 07/31/2008 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to conduct five-year status reviews of 20 threatened and endangered species that occur mostly in Southeast, including 5 fish, 3 mussels, 1 spider, 1 crayfish, and 10 plants.

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Ocean Surface Topography Mission/Jason 2 Begins Mapping Oceans

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Less than a month after launch, the NASA-French space agency Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason 2 oceanography satellite has produced its first complete maps of global ocean surface topography, surface wave height and wind speed.

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NASA Confirms Liquid Lake On Saturn Moon

Posted: 07/31/2008 - NASA scientists have concluded that at least one of the large lakes observed on Saturn’s moon Titan contains liquid hydrocarbons, and have positively identified the presence of ethane.

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1 Injured Following Storms In TN, KY

Posted: 07/31/2008 - One person was injured, and multiple reports of wind damage have been received across eastern Tennessee and Kentucky following strong thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon.

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Damage Left Behind Strong Plains Storms

Updated: 07/31/2008 - Storm storms moving through the Northern Plains have left a swath of damage across parts of South Dakota and Minnesota Thursday morning.

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