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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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China Announces Emergency Olympics Smog Plan

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Chinese officials have announced an emergency plan to deal with Beijing's persistent pollution problem as athletes flock toward the country for the start of next week's Olympic Games.

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Air Quality Outlook

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Here is the national Air Quality Outlook for Thursday and Friday.

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