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Bird donation expands Va. college’s collection

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — In a dark-green room infused with the scent of moth balls, Randolph College Biology Professor Doug Shedd pulled out a crown jewel among the school’s natural history collections.It’s a Carolina parakeet, a unique, tropically-colored North American bird that’s been extinct since the early 20th century. “They were, up through the beginning [...]

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Scientists seek more tombs at ancient Greek site

  AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Officials say the vast ancient burial mound at Amphipolis in Greece could contain more than one dead. Greek Culture Minister Costas Tasoulas said Saturday, Nov. 22, scientists have started the second phase of excavation at the burial site, dating back to Alexander the Great’s reign in the late 4th century B.C. [...]

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Hagel: US needs game-changing military innovation

  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Wary of a more muscular Russia and China, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Saturday the Pentagon will make a new push for fresh thinking about how the U.S. can keep and extend its military superiority despite tighter budgets and the wear and tear of 13 years of war. Hagel announced a [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audiotechnology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which focuses on enhancing and [...]

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Japan cuts whaling target in bid to resume hunt

  TOKYO (AP) — Japan has slashed its whale catch target in the Antarctic by two-thirds in a bid to resume its annual whale hunt, which an international court ruled must stop. The revised program submitted Tuesday to the International Whaling Commission says Japan seeks to catch 333 minke whales each year between 2015 and [...]

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Timberlake becomes co-owner of audio tech company

  NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake wants to make sure you have a 20/20 sound experience when you listen to music: He’s now a co-owner of the audio technology company AfterMaster Audio Labs, Inc. AfterMaster, a subsidiary of Studio One Media Inc., announced Wednesday that the Grammy-winning pop star will join the company, which [...]

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The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

  App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 17, 2014: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Five Nights at Freddy’s, Scott Cawthon 2. Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Mojang 3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 4. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Monument Valley, ustwo 7. Buddyman: Kick 2 (by Kick the …), [...]

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YouTube adds subscription service to music mix

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service “Music Key” and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free. The subscription service is part of Google’s effort to mine [...]

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Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet

  DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — Landing with a bounce after traveling 4 billion miles, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully reaching the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — a cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the universe. The landing by the washing machine-sized craft after a decade-long journey required [...]

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AT&T stops adding Web tracking codes on cellphones

  WASHINGTON (AP) — AT&T Mobility, the nation’s second-largest cellular provider, said Friday it’s no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users’ smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers’ identities online. The change by AT&T essentially removes a hidden string of letters and numbers that are [...]

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Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish

  POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle’s busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their typically red gills were gray. [...]

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