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Associated Press News

China Beaches Are Green With Smelly 'Sea Lettuce' Algae Due To Record-Breaking Bloom

The bloom is the size of Connecticut and officials have already removed 19,800 tons of algae from beaches. This is the largest bloom since 2008, which covered 5,000 square miles. That year, the algae cost $30 million to clean up and according to a 2011 report, cost about $100 million in damages to …

Biofuel

What The X-47B Reveals About The Future Of Autonomous Flight

Five things you need to know about the X-47B, the U.S. military's first unmanned, autonomous combat jet.<p>When the Navy's X-47B drone screamed skyward off the aircraft carrier <i>USS George H.W. Bush</i> in May, those of us standing on the flight deck knew we were witnessing history: a robot flying …

200-year-old Rockfish—400-Year-Old Clam Still Holds Record

<b>200-year-old Rockfish caught off Alaska coast:</b> A Seattle insurance adjuster, Henry Liebman, caught a rockfish near Sitka, Alaska, that broke a record …

Possible explanation for mysterious radio flashes

Mysterious bright radio flashes that appear for only a brief moment on the sky and do not repeat could be the final farewell of a massive star …

Black Holes

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

Five thousand metres under the sea: my journey to another world

Five kilometres, or 3.1 miles, is not a great distance on land – the length of a pleasant stroll. But five kilometres vertically in the ocean …