US defense satellite launched from California

(AP)—An Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office blasted off Thursday from the central California coast.

Guatemala volcano erupts outside tourist center

(AP)—A long-simmering volcano exploded into a series of powerful eruptions outside one of Guatemala's most famous tourist attractions on Thursday, hurling thick clouds of ash nearly two miles (three kilometers) high, spewing ...

Farming out dairy chores— to robots

The boss cow saunters to the head of the line and, with a flick of her hip, cuts off two other ladies. She's itching to get at the tasty brown morsels waiting in the feed trough.

Warmer temperatures make new USDA plant zone map obsolete

Gardeners and landscapers may want to rethink their fall tree plantings. Warming temperatures have already made the U.S. Department of Agriculture's new cold-weather planting guidelines obsolete, according to Dr. Nir Krakauer, ...

Facebook stock jumps 7.7% after Zuckerberg's comments

They're calling it the Mark Zuckerberg bump. Facebook's stock didn't skyrocket, but it did rise nicely the day after Facebook's chief executive broke his silence and publicly proclaimed that he cares about its shareholders.

NASA sees wind shear battering Tropical Storm Nadine

Tropical Storm Nadine is struggling against wind shear and some dry air. Infrared satellite imagery from NASA showed that Nadine's most powerful thunderstorms were being pushed east of the center.

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