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While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong

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While at War, Female Soldiers Fight to Belong
Even as women distinguish themselves as enlisted soldiers, many struggle with depression and a sense of alienation in an intensely male military world.

Blackhawks, Ducks getting testy in Western Conference finals

published about 2 hours ago
Blackhawks, Ducks getting testy in Western Conference finals
Corey Crawford showed some bark and some bite late in the third period of Saturday's 5-4, double-overtime victory.

Tornado watch for north-central, northwest Illinois

published about 2 hours ago
Tornado watch for north-central, northwest Illinois
North-central and western Illinois and parts of eastern Iowa are under a tornado watch until early Monday.

White Sox follow up winning streak with disappointing homestand

published about 3 hours ago
White Sox follow up winning streak with disappointing homestand
The White Sox are ready to hit the road, and their fans may be glad to see them go after watching them drop their second straight series at U.S. Cellular Field.


Group says California immigration policies contributed to drought

published about 15 hours ago
Group says California immigration policies contributed to drought
In a television commercial that has aired across the state, a young boy asks: "If Californians are having fewer children, why isn't there enough water?"

Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

published 1 day ago
Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland
A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand of 72 coast live oak saplings in plastic buckets in ... more

Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area

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Push grows to add Rim of the Valley lands to national recreation area
As a graduate student at California State University Northridge in the mid-1970s, the late Marge Feinberg began rabble-rousing for a "green belt" of wildlife habitats, ... more

National Briefing | West: California: Tests Ordered After Oil Leak

published 2 days ago
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder ... more

Dot Earth Blog: The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar Energy Work Force for Africa

published 2 days ago
Dot Earth Blog: The R&B Star Akon and an Emirates Foundation Invest in a Solar Energy Work Force for Africa
A hip-hop star, Akon, and a young solar-technology instructor visit the U.N. to show how they are lighting up Africa.
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Secret Vessel to Test Durability of Materials in Space, NASA Says

published Tue, May 19 2015 18:58 GMT
Secret Vessel to Test Durability of Materials in Space, NASA Says
The X-37B, a secret unmanned spacecraft operated by the Air Force, is expected to take off from Florida on Wednesday.

Crew Change on International Space Station Is Delayed

published Tue, May 12 2015 21:34 GMT
The recent failure of a Russian resupply mission forced NASA and its partners in the space station to shuffle their plans.

Observatory: NASA’s Mercury Messenger: What It Learned Before It Crashed

published Mon, May 11 2015 11:27 GMT
Observatory: NASA’s Mercury Messenger: What It Learned Before It Crashed
The spacecraft, which orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into it, found that its magnetic field is almost as old as the planet itself.

Books: Review: In ‘Extreme,’ by Emma Barrett and Paul Martin, Psychologists Explore Those Who Test Limits

published Mon, May 11 2015 10:03 GMT
Books: Review: In ‘Extreme,’ by Emma Barrett and Paul Martin, Psychologists Explore Those Who Test Limits
Space travel and mountain climbing require long periods of boredom and sleep deprivation. Achievers tend to overcome such challenges with self-efficacy.

Spacecraft Falls From Orbit Over the Pacific, Russia Says

published Fri, May 08 2015 16:40 GMT
The cargo capsule went awry after launching for the International Space Station last week.