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  1. Alaska aquiver: State hosts plate tectonics research effort

    05.24 / 07:43 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska averages 40,000 earthquakes per year, with more large quakes than the other 49 states combined, and America’s shakiest state is about to have its ground examined like never before. A federal agency that supports basic science research is completing installation in Alaska of an array of seismometers as part of […
  2. Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

    05.23 / 23:53 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists think they have answered a whale of a mystery: How the ocean creatures got so huge so quickly. A few million years ago, the largest whales, averaged maybe 15 feet long. That’s big, but you could still hold a fossil skull in two hands. Then seemingly overnight, one type of whale […
  3. Egypt moves bed, chariot of King Tut to new museum

    05.23 / 19:49 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has safely transported two unique items, a funerary bed and a chariot belonging to the famed pharaoh King Tutankhamun from a museum in central Cairo to a new one on the other side of the city. The two gold-plated artifacts, which were moved on Tuesday, are the biggest items that have […
  4. Gulf Coast anglers plan protest against fishing limits

    05.23 / 18:48 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - Science
    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Recreational anglers along the Gulf Coast are planning a floating protest against strict federal limits on red snapper fishing that they say are hurting businesses throughout the region. Demonstrations are being organized in fishing ports in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi for June 4, with boat owners and captains planning to […