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Tibet's glaciers are warmer than they've been in 2,000 years

Tibet's glaciers are warmer than they've been in 2,000 years

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 15 (UPI) --The glacier-filled Tibetan plateau has warmed more over the last 50 years than it has in the preceding 2,000, according to researchers in China.
Brooks Hays
NASA's Stardust probe probably captured interstellar particles

NASA's Stardust probe probably captured interstellar particles

BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 15 (UPI) --After several years of lab work, scientists say NASA's Stardust probe likely captured interstellar particles -- dust from outside our solar system.
Brooks Hays
1000 robots programmed to swarm like ants

1000 robots programmed to swarm like ants

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 15 (UPI) --One thousand small, simple robots, each only a few centimeters across and balancing on three legs, assemble autonomously -- the world's first robot flash-mob.
Brooks Hays
3,300 lbs of space garbage to burn up in Earth's atmosphere Sunday

3,300 lbs of space garbage to burn up in Earth's atmosphere Sunday

HOUSTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Nearly 3,300 pounds of trash will burn up in the Earth's atmosphere Sunday, disposing of waste produced by the International Space Station.
Matt Bradwell
Fishermen, researchers to trap invasive green crabs in Maine

Fishermen, researchers to trap invasive green crabs in Maine

BANGOR, Maine, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Green crabs moved into Maine waters more than a decade ago, but their numbers have been growing in recent years -- worrying fishermen and conservationists.
Brooks Hays
Lionfish more 'terminator' than predator, marine biologists say

Lionfish more 'terminator' than predator, marine biologists say

CAPE ELEUTHERA, Bahamas, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Scientists say the lionfish is a devastating invasive species, decimating native species in various parts of the Atlantic Ocean and Carribean Sea.
Brooks Hays
Airline pilot's artificial arm falls off during landing

Airline pilot's artificial arm falls off during landing

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Aug. 14 (UPI) --A Flybe flight from Birmingham, England, to Northern Ireland featured a particularly bumpy landing after a pilot's prosthetic fell off.
Brooks Hays
Arctic's spring snow a third of what it was in 1950s

Arctic's spring snow a third of what it was in 1950s

SEATTLE, Aug. 14 (UPI) --The snow pack atop arctic ice sheets has been thinning for more than half a century now, researchers at the University of Washington say.
Brooks Hays
Current salt intake recommendations too strict, researchers say

Current salt intake recommendations too strict, researchers say

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) --New research suggests eaters should shoot for between 3,000 and 6,000 mg of salt each day.
Brooks Hays
Space shuttle placed atop jumbo jet

Space shuttle placed atop jumbo jet

HOUSTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) --Engineers lifted a space shuttle replica atop a 747 at Space Center Houston on Thursday morning as part of a forthcoming museum exhibit.
Brooks Hays
South Korea's only astronaut quits

South Korea's only astronaut quits

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (UPI) --South Korea's first and only astronaut, Yi So-yeon, has resigned her position, effectively ending the country's space program.
Brooks Hays
Vaquita porpoise on the verge of extinction

Vaquita porpoise on the verge of extinction

SAN FELIPE, Mexico, Aug. 13 (UPI) --There are apparently only 97 vaquita porpoises left in the world. The mammal is nearing extinction.
Brooks Hays
Paleontologists confirm ancient remains as new flying reptile

Paleontologists confirm ancient remains as new flying reptile

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The fossil remains of yet another strange flying reptile has been discovered in Brazil; the bones are evidence of a previously undiscovered species.
Brooks Hays
Scientists build battery tattoo that turns sweat into power

Scientists build battery tattoo that turns sweat into power

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Researchers recently unveiled a tattoo that doubles as a miniature battery -- turning sweat into usable electricity. It also tracks athletic performance.
Brooks Hays
Giant Amazonian fish now 'locally extinct' in many areas

Giant Amazonian fish now 'locally extinct' in many areas

AMAZONAS STATE, Brazil, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The arapaima is the Amazon River's largest fish species. It's also one of the most imperiled, having been overfished and pushed to the brink of extinction.
Brooks Hays
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