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  • University of North Carolina professor jailed in Argentina wins back pay

    RALEIGH, N.C. Paul Frampton, the 71-year-old physics professor who was arrested abroad on drug charges after flying to Argentina to meet a woman he thought was a former Miss Bikini World, will get back pay from the University of North Carolina-Chapel...
  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears
    The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May has left the soil saturated and rivers engorged, and a scientist involved in a NASA-funded research project says it also could strengthen a tropical storm moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A broad...
  • Launch commentator for Apollo 11 moon shot, Jack King, dies

    Jack King, a NASA public affairs official who became the voice of the Apollo moon shots, died Thursday. He was 84. King counted down the historic launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. He also did the countdown for hundreds of the early rocket launches,...
  • 'Brown ocean' effect may bedevil soggy Texas as storm nears

    The historic rainfall that inundated Texas in May has left the soil saturated and rivers engorged, and a scientist involved in a NASA-funded research project says it also could strengthen a tropical storm moving inland from the Gulf of Mexico. A broad...
  • Spacecraft that landed on comet finally wakes up

    To scientists' relief and delight, the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last fall has woken up and communicated with Earth after seven long months of silence, the European Space Agency announced Sunday. Philae became the first spacecraft to...
  • Comet lander Philae calls home after a seven-month hibernation

    Comet lander Philae calls home after a seven-month hibernation
    The comet lander Philae has awakened from a seven-month hibernation and managed to communicate with Earth for more than a minute, the European Space Agency said Sunday. The probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down on the...
  • Embry-Riddle researchers get NASA grant for kite-surfing idea in space

    Embry-Riddle researchers get NASA grant for kite-surfing idea in space
    NASA is giving $100,000 to aerospace engineering researchers in Daytona Beach to apply concepts from kite-surfing to a solar-powered project in space. A team of professors at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University got the grant to develop a communications...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Thousands of Syrians flee into Turkey amid fighting between Kurds and Muslim militants Thousands of Syrians cut through a border fence and crossed over into Turkey on Sunday, fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria between Kurdish fighters and...
  • Puzzling Pluto: Next month's historic flyby could be illuminating

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, June 11: Ever since Pluto was downgraded to dwarf planet, the cosmic equivalent of junk bond status, the solar system's former ninth planet has been the odd guy out. Recent...
  • Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions

    Retiring astronaut 'in awe' of future space missions
    Today's NASA astronauts may not have many of the adventures that Floridian Nicole Stott encountered when she became an astronaut in 2000. Yet as she retires, Stott envies them and the space explorers to come. Stott, 52, retired June 1 after a 27-...
  • Philae comet lander wakes up after 7-month hibernation, talks to Earth

    Philae comet lander wakes up after 7-month hibernation, talks to Earth
    The comet lander Philae has awoken from a seven-month hibernation and managed to communicate with Earth for more than a minute, the European Space Agency said Sunday. The probe became the first spacecraft to land on a comet when it touched down on the...