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Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on U.S. Pacific Coast
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Drifting throngs of jelly-like, glowing organisms native to tropical seas far from shore have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska this year, baffling researchers and frustrating fishing crews.

India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday, several of them for European countries, in a boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambition to project the country as a global low-cost provider of services in space.

Bulgaria's first communications satellite launched into orbit
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's first geostationary communications satellite has been launched into space, operator Bulsatcom said in a statement on Saturday.

Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier for posterity
ILLIMANI MOUNTAIN, Bolivia (Reuters) - A team of international scientists are transporting samples of ice from a melting glacier in Bolivia to Antarctica, for study and preservation before the glacier disappears.

U.S. total solar eclipse sparks spectator excitement
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The first total solar eclipse across the continental United States in a century is expected to spark watching parties and traffic jams as it darkens skies from Oregon to South Carolina, authorities said on Wednesday.

British forest pumped full of CO2 to test tree absorption
(This version of the June 21 story deletes final paragraph which incorrectly states remaining area is open to public)

Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar system, 10 of which may be about the same size and temperature as Earth, boosting the chances for life.

Trump's coal plan sends U.S. energy "back to the past": Vatican

Mars rover scientist, SpaceX engineer join NASA astronaut corps

China's quantum satellite makes breakthrough in secure communications