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Scientists find 'salmon of the southwest' in San Juan River

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A fish that federal officials say was once widely known as the "salmon of the southwest" is showing signs of recovering its diminished population in the San Juan River basin. Scientists said they have found evidence the...

 

Ancient plant fossil found at Park University

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A plant fossil chipped out of a cliff on the grounds of Park University apparently is up to 306 million years old and belongs to a species previously unknown to science. The plant genus and species was named Parkvillia north...

 
 By Jim Salter    Regional    July 23, 2017

Eclipse expected to draw hundreds of thousands to Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to trek to Missouri next month, all to soak in less than three minutes of darkness. A total solar eclipse really isn't that rare — one occurs every 1-3 years when passage of the...

 

Mars mission astronauts rehearse water landings off Texas

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — NASA astronauts training for a possible mission to Mars have been practicing water maneuvers in a mock-up Orion space capsule in the Gulf of Mexico. Several astronauts trained Thursday in the open water, about 4 miles (6.5...

 

Ancient artifacts found at Oklahoma construction site

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say ancient artifacts discovered at an Oklahoma Department of Transportation construction site will be sent to the Sam Noble Museum in Norman. Oklahoma City television station KOKH reports (http://bit.ly/2ta8Brw )...

 

New Mexico professors using $2.8M grant to study hurricanes

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico professors will be studying how hurricanes are formed under a $2.8 million grant. A New Mexico Tech news release says that the physics researchers have used the funds from the National Science Foundation to...

 

Bones found near wreckage of US bomber in Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Divers have located human bones near the wreckage of a U.S. bomber that crashed in the Adriatic Sea in Croatia in 1944. The discovery was made last week at the site of the crash of The Tulsamerican, the last B-24 Liberator bo...

 

Missouri scientists create technology to track buzzing bees

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Researchers trying to track bee activity to find areas where the bee population is declining could soon be using an acoustic system developed by a research team that includes scientists from Missouri universities. Scientists de...

 

Missouri professors helps study rare skeleton

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After more than a decade of painstakingly scraping away bits and pieces of sandstone grain by grain with dental tools and picks, a 3.3 million-year-old face, apelike in its features but unmistakably human, has been revealed....

 

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