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Composite image of galaxies from NASA Hubble Space Telescope (Photo credit: NASA/AP)

Distant galaxy regains title as oldest in universe

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A galaxy once considered the oldest has reclaimed its title. Poring through Hubble Space Telescope photos, a scientific team recalculated the galaxy’s age and determined it is 13.3 billion years old – not a mere 13.2 billion.

12/12/2012

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Air Force sends mystery mini-shuttle back to space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A top-secret mini-space shuttle has blasted off from Cape Canaveral. The Air Force launched the unmanned spacecraft Tuesday aboard an Atlas V rocket. It’s the second flight for this original […]

12/11/2012

New teachers typically get low-performing math students

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study shows inexperienced Los Angeles teachers are disproportionately more likely to be assigned low-performing math students. The Los Angeles Unified School District study also found teacher effectiveness varies substantially. […]

11/19/2012

Special needs college student shot to death

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A special needs college student has been shot to death while sitting on a bench in a South Los Angeles park. Police say 19-year-old Patrick Caruthers, was shot several times on […]

09/26/2012

Harvard claim of Jesus' wife papyrus scrutinized

ROME (AP) – Scholars are questioning the authenticity and significance of a much-publicized discovery by a Harvard scholar who reported that a 4th Century fragment of papyrus has provided the first evidence that some early […]

09/19/2012

Ex-Harvard prof faked data in experiments

BOSTON (AP) – Federal investigators have found that a Harvard University psychology professor who resigned after he was accused of scientific misconduct has fabricated data and manipulated results in multiple experiments. The Boston Globe reports […]

09/05/2012

Can an honor code prevent cheating at Harvard?

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Harvard University has never had a student honor code in its nearly 400-year history – as far as it knows. But allegations against 125 students for improperly collaborating on a take-home […]

08/31/2012

'Blue moon' on same day as Neil Armstrong service (video)

WASHINGTON (AP) – There’s a rare ‘blue moon‘ on Friday, a fitting wink to Neil Armstrong by the cosmic calendar. That’s the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on […]

08/30/2012

What's your blood type? Might be a clue to heart disease risk

(AP) – Here’s another reason to know your blood type – it might be a clue to your risk of heart disease. New research shows people who have blood types A, B or AB have […]

08/14/2012

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